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originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: StopThaZionistWorldOrder
Well the award goes to you for most sensational title of the year.
(Reuters) - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.
U.S. hospitals have over the years come under criticism for undertaking measures that prolong dying rather than improve patients' quality of life.
But the care of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, who received dialysis and intubation and infected two nurses caring for him, is spurring hospitals and medical associations to develop the first guidelines for what can reasonably be done and what should be withheld.
Officials from at least three hospital systems interviewed by Reuters said they were considering whether to withhold individual procedures or leave it up to individual doctors to determine whether an intervention would be performed.
Ethics experts say they are also fielding more calls from doctors asking what their professional obligations are to patients if healthcare workers could be at risk.
Also some people think it may be mixed with an airborne rabies
originally posted by: MGaddafi
a reply to: marg6043
Are you talking about a woman in Florida that was showing symptoms. Sarasota I think. My stepmother told me not to disclose but this ATS.
Last week I think when she told me or week before. I know that they sent a test to Miami to see.
Recent studies however, indicate that even in the earlier stages of the Ebola infection, the virus can be present on the surface of the skin of the person who is infected with the virus (either through secretions of sweat through the skin, or in the later stages of the disease - through the virus escaping through the skin cells).