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Jenkins said he was in the closest proximity to the family while driving them to their new luxury four-bedroom home. He them flatly stated there was “zero risk” of exposure “if they are not symptomatic.”
The family is in the first week of a twenty-one day incubation-observation period where they could possibly become symptomatic at any moment in time.
Jenkins has had frequent face-to-face contact with the family for the past couple of days. On Thursday night he stunned the Dallas press corps, who were camped out across the parking lot from Duncan’s apartment, when he walked into the apartment while not wearing any protective clothing.
On Friday, while hazmat experts were working inside the apartment wearing Tyvek bio-hazard suits, Jenkins again was seen going in and out of the apartment while not even wearing a mask or gloves.
Thomas Duncan had direct contact with a pregnant woman in Liberia who died from Ebola on the same night of his exposure. Four other people who were with him that day are now dead from that Ebola exposure. A few days later he traveled to America on two airline flights while he was not symptomatic. He became symptomatic about six or seven days after entering the U.S. This is about the same number of days the family in the apartment had been exposed when Jenkins began his direct contact with them.
The family is under a protection order from a court. The court ordered isolation to keep them from coming into contact with the general public. In was necessitated after the mother allegedly sent her children to school after being asked not to. In spite of this, Jenkins has repeatedly entered the home of this family and risked exposing himself, his co-workers and his wife and daughter to a deadly virus. Jenkins job requires him to be in contact with large numbers of people nearly every day.
originally posted by: AnteBellum
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
Have you ever had to use a public restroom that is, well disgusting?
Unfortunately I've been privy to this and make conscious decisions to not touch surfaces as best I can. He was only there to manage the situation, he probably didn't sit or even open the door. Other then the underside of his shoes it could be pulled off, at least I could pull it off if my life depended on it.
Theres a reason people in Africa are burning down houses or completely vacating residences that have had people in them who have had ebola........
SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: The virus can survive in liquid or dried material for a number of days (23). Infectivity is found to be stable at room temperature or at 4°C for several days, and indefinitely stable at -70°C (6, 20). Infectivity can be preserved by lyophilisation.
Ebola virus PATHOGEN SAFETY DATA SHEET - INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES SECTION I - INFECTIOUS AGENT NAME: Ebola virus
In the laboratory, infection through small-particle aerosols has been demonstrated in primates, and airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected, although it has not yet been conclusively demonstrated (1, 6, 13). The importance of this route of transmission is not clear. Poor hygienic conditions can aid the spread of the virus (6).