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    North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

    A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday.
    In a statement released Monday evening, a spokesperson for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said the patient is undergoing evaluation for Ebola based on the patient's symptoms and recent travel history.
    North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

    This might be the first case if someone wandering into the country with Ebola. If they were in Dallas for a while before going to the hospital, this could be bad bad news.

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    Re: North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

    It's been confirmed, the patient has Ebola.
    CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient

    Who knows if he infected anyone else in the Dallas area, this could be bad if several people are infected and are walking about without knowing it yet.

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    Re: North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

    From now on, any American returning from any Ebola-hit areas in Africa should be quarantined until they've been tested.

    This idiot comes home from ground zero and isn't monitored before being allowed in public?

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    Re: North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    From now on, any American returning from any Ebola-hit areas in Africa should be quarantined until they've been tested.

    This idiot comes home from ground zero and isn't monitored before being allowed in public?
    Before they are allowed on the plane.
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    Re: North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

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    Re: North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post

    I read a article about a Nurse who contracted Ebola when she simply touched a ebola victims bare sking with her ungloved hand

    She ofcourse died.


    The fact this wound up in the US is more than alarming.

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    Re: North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

    A news conference was just held and again this is being downplayed. Virus's are serious business, no where near as easy to treat as bacteria. He made mention that if you just wash your hands you won't get it. Sigh.

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    Re: North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I read a article about a Nurse who contracted Ebola when she simply touched a ebola victims bare sking with her ungloved hand

    She ofcourse died.


    The fact this wound up in the US is more than alarming.
    From what I've read (particularly in your article), the skin has to be broken. It's apparently transmitted between humans through bodily fluids (like HIV).
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    Re: North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

    Relax, people. This one case is contained. Those that this person may have come in contact with are being tracked and being kept under medical surveillance.

    If you think this is a crisis, ask yourself one question: Have you gotten your flu shot this year?

    The flu kills 25,000+ in the USA every year.
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    Re: North Texas Patient Tested for Ebola Virus

    The doctors aren't making it very clear if the infected person had contact with someone who didn't show any symptoms .....or .....that.he/she had contact with someone who did have symptoms and he still got on the plane...


    Either way it doesn't look good.
    Last edited by Moot; 09-30-14 at 08:43 PM.

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