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Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance.

"His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place," resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition.

The hospital cited the man's privacy as the reason for not identifying him. However, Gee Melish, who said he was a family friend, identified the man in Texas infected with Ebola as Thomas Eric Duncan.

The New York Times said that Duncan, in his mid-40s, helped transport a pregnant woman suffering from Ebola to a hospital in Liberia, where she was turned away for lack of space. Duncan helped bring the woman back to her family's home and carried her into the house, where she later died, the newspaper reported. Four days later Duncan left for the United States, the Times said, citing the woman's parents and neighbors.

Texas health officials said that up to 18 people, including five children, had contact with the Ebola patient after he traveled to the United States from Liberia in late September. The children had gone to school early this week but have since been sent home and are being monitored for symptoms.

The Dallas Ebola case has prompted national concern over the potential for a wider spread of the deadly virus from West Africa, where at least 3,338 people have died in the worst outbreak on record.

U.S. health officials have said the country's healthcare system was well prepared to contain any spread of Ebola, through careful tracking of people who had contact with the patient and appropriate care for those admitted to hospital.

U.S. stocks fell sharply. Airline and hotel company shares dropped over concerns that Ebola's spread outside Africa might curtail travel.

Drugmakers with experimental Ebola treatments in the pipeline saw their shares rise.

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The patient had initially sought treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital late on Thursday and was sent home with antibiotics rather than being observed further, even though he told a nurse he had recently returned from West Africa. By Sunday, he needed an ambulance to return to the same hospital, where he was admitted.

A nurse asked about the travel as part of a triage checklist and was told about it. “Regretfully, that information was not fully communicated throughout the full teams. As a result, the full import of that information wasn’t factored into the full decision making,” Texas hospital official Mark Lester said.

Infectious disease experts said that time gap represented a critical missed opportunity that may have led others to be exposed to the virus.

At the apartment complex, Osmanovic said he met the man three times over the years when he was visiting his family. Most of the neighborhood is from Liberia, Somalia or the Sudan. Osmanovic is from Bosnia.

The only sign Wednesday of the family's presence was someone occasionally pulling back the white blinds to peek out into the parking lot. A security officer blocked the entrance to the complex, with instructions only to let residents in and out.

Dr. Christopher Perkins, Dallas County Health and Human Services Medical Director, said that of the 18 people who had been in contact, many were "close family members."

The children among them "did not have any symptoms and so the odds of them passing on any sort of virus is very low," said Mike Miles, Dallas Independent School District superintendent.

Miles said the four different schools they attended would be staffed with additional health professionals and classes would remain in session.

Texas officials said health workers who took care of the patient had so far tested negative for the virus and there were no other suspected cases in the state. Texas Governor Rick Perry told a news conference he was confident the virus would be contained, as did other officials.

Ebola spreads through contact with bodily fluids such as blood or saliva, which health experts say limits its potential to infect others, unlike airborne diseases. Still, the long window of time before patients exhibit signs of infection, such as fever, vomiting and diarrhea, means an infected person can travel without detection.

While past outbreaks killed as many as 90 percent of victims, the current epidemic's fatality rate has averaged about 50 percent in West Africa.

The patient arrived in Texas on Sept. 20, and first sought treatment six days later, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The Liberian government said that the man showed no signs of fever or other symptoms of Ebola when he left the country on Sept. 19.

A Liberian official said the man traveled through Brussels to the United States. United Airlines said in a statement that the man took one of its flights from Brussels to Washington Dulles Airport, where he changed planes to travel to Dallas-Fort Worth.

(Additional reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Jeffrey Dastin in New York; Susan Heavey and Alphonso Toweh in Washington; and David Lewis in Dakar; Writing by Grant McCool; Editing by Michele Gershberg, Howard Goller and Lisa Shumaker)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/01/us-health-ebola-usa-idUSKCN0HP2F720141001?feedType=RSS&feedName=wtMostRead

He had contact with up to 18 people here in America, including 5 children who went to school.....And everyone in an emergency room...Perhaps with a one or two hour wait....logarithmic growth

So who cleaned up the mess ... an undocumented democrat that cannot even read....Or perhaps a big dog lapped up the vomit and walked around licking their masters hand. 10 minutes later ? Dont worry the government has everything under control.


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First Ebola patient in US does not lead to new travel restrictions from White House

  • Despite news of the first Ebola case inside the United States, there are no travel restrictions from the White House
  • White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday present containment methods are adequate
  • Both West Africa screenings and US passenger monitoring are part of those methods
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that the patient, since identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, did not show symptoms during his flight from Liberia to the United States - and was therefore not contagious

If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

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Democrats>Socialists>Communists - Same goals, different speeds.

#DeplorableLivesMatter

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First Ebola patient in US does not lead to new travel restrictions from White House

  • Despite news of the first Ebola case inside the United States, there are no travel restrictions from the White House
  • White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday present containment methods are adequate
  • Both West Africa screenings and US passenger monitoring are part of those methods
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that the patient, since identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, did not show symptoms during his flight from Liberia to the United States - and was therefore not contagious

What do you think needs to be done?

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How would the Republican's have handled it?

Newsflash: Republicans are in charge in Texas. You see how they handle it. They sent a man that came from Liberia and displayed early Ebola symptoms home with antibiotics. That's how they handle it.

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what can we do but sit tight and wait for death?

Get a few hundred cans of baked beans and retreat to the safety of the bunker.

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Get a few hundred cans of baked beans and retreat to the safety of the bunker.

Don't forget to stock up on toilet paper and mountain dew.


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What do you think needs to be done?

Lock down travel from the countries with the outbreak... pull the visa's ...Bring these troops we sent into africa to gitmo until they are deemed not a threat.

Mr. Duncan, the first person to develop symptoms outside Africa during the current epidemic, had direct contact with a woman stricken by Ebola on Sept. 15, just four days before he left Liberia for the United States,... He came here because he knew he had been exposed... This was the best place to save his life. What went through his mind when he was sent home. Knowing full well he was symptomatic... This man had carried an ebola victim prior to entering this country. .. He knew he was possibly infected .... The first doctor to enter this country with ebola was brought here in an air ambulance ... pressurized containment everyone attending in a hazmat suit..This is how serious they thought it was Placed in a room of which only 4-5 such rooms exist in this country.

American doctor infected with Ebola returns to U.S

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-confirms-2-americans-with-ebola-coming-home-for-treatment/2014/08/01/c20a27cc-1995-11e4-9e3b-7f2f110c6265_story.html

Brantly and Writebol have been hospitalized in serious condition in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Brantly was brought back to the United States first, in a specially equipped “air ambulance” aircraft that landed Saturday at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, in the northwest Atlanta suburbs, according to news reports.

He was being taken to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which has one of four facilities in the country designed to handle such cases.

Once at the hospital, one person in white protective clothing from head to toe climbed down from the back of the ambulance and a second person in the same type of hazmat-looking suit appeared to take his gloved hands and guide him toward a building at Emory, the Associated Press reported.

“The patients will be escorted throughout by specially and frequently trained teams that have sufficient resources to transport the patients so that there is no break in their medical care or exposure to others,” said Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John F. Kirby.

You just went from air ambulances and special treatment centers to flying commerical airflights and ordinary hospitals. In just what a month's time .. Was the first case an over reaction in the way it was handled ??? Or it this a danger you will not recognize due to "poltical correctness"


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

white-privilege.jpg?resize=318%2C318

Democrats>Socialists>Communists - Same goals, different speeds.

#DeplorableLivesMatter

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He was not symptomatic when flying into the US nor was he symptomatic for several days after his arrival. There is no recorded case where non-symptomaic patients have infected anyone else. Their bodily fluid become infectuous once the patient is symptomatic. Which is why it is a crying shame that the US health care system sent this patient who had early Ebola like symptoms and identified himself to the hospital staff as a visitor from Liberia home with a prescription for antibiotics.

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Whether or not you agree with the government ideologically I believe that they have more knowledge of the outbreak and any public health risks than you or I do. They have an entire government agency who's specific focus is on disease tracking and control, not to mention international agencies that share information on the spread of any pathogen.

You might think that a single case in Texas justifies shutting the airports and declaring martial law, but the powers that be clearly don't. That may change, but until it does I would put my faith in the authorities more than in personal paranoia.

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