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    Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    'More than 80 people in Dallas are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan or others who Duncan had met, health officials said.

    The people have been asked to report to Texas health officials or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if they show signs of the deadly virus, Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services, said by telephone. Early signs can include a high temperature or other flu-like symptoms.'


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    And the paranoia will soon begin?

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    Re: Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    Does this not sound like the right thing to do? Reasonable and voluntary? Responsible?

    Why are you implying paranoia? For the public? We already know the guy is here and didnt get to the hospital in a self-contained, negative-pressure hamster ball.

    What would be nice is if none of the 80 people come down with Ebola and the public sees that it's not easily transmissible.
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    Re: Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    I'd be in favor of placing a 3 week quarantine in Africa on anyone wanting to travel elsewhere.

    If you are delivering supplies, you'll have to wear a bio suit while you are unloading. No materials allowed outbound unless decontaminated first.

    The mere fact that Ebola has traveled so easily from the contained Africa all the way through EU and to US should be a big bright waving red high alert flag for everyone.
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    Re: Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'More than 80 people in Dallas are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan or others who Duncan had met, health officials said.

    The people have been asked to report to Texas health officials or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if they show signs of the deadly virus, Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services, said by telephone. Early signs can include a high temperature or other flu-like symptoms.'


    Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola - Bloomberg


    And the paranoia will soon begin?


    Mornin' DA. They also Know he switched flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Dallas. Parents have pulled their kids out of schools. Hearing he came into contact with kids from 4 different schools.

    Also this morning they are saying Hawaii may have another potential case.

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    Re: Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    I'd be in favor of placing a 3 week quarantine in Africa on anyone wanting to travel elsewhere.

    If you are delivering supplies, you'll have to wear a bio suit while you are unloading. No materials allowed outbound unless decontaminated first.

    The mere fact that Ebola has traveled so easily from the contained Africa all the way through EU and to US should be a big bright waving red high alert flag for everyone.
    You know, Africa is like... really, really big. Like, really big. And Ebola is just in about 6 states there. Why quarantine all of Africa for just 6 states? why not just those 6?

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    Re: Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Does this not sound like the right thing to do? Reasonable and voluntary? Responsible?

    Why are you implying paranoia? For the public? We already know the guy is here and didnt get to the hospital in a self-contained, negative-pressure hamster ball.

    What would be nice is if none of the 80 people come down with Ebola and the public sees that it's not easily transmissible.
    I think the point is how large the potential exposure group is for a person who was only symptomatic for a day or two. What happens when the next victim doesn't go to the hospital immediatel and waits a few more days before seeking medical attention? What happens when the potential exposure group numbers in the hundreds, most of whom are John and Jane Doe?
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    Re: Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    It is not "paranoia" to be rightly concerned about the imminent spread of Ebola in the United States.

    As the realities I presented here attest -- http://www.debatepolitics.com/health...ight-host.html -- America is the precise melting-pot the virus needs to find the right host to mutate to airborne spread.

    But even without that pending mutation, studies in other links on the topic in this forum reveal that Ebola can remain on materials touched by a symptomatic patient for more than six days .. materials such as chairs, stair railings, kitchen cupboards, bathroom fixtures .. and classroom desks. Considering people touch their face over a thousand times a day -- which includes the entry points of mouth, nose, eyes -- the spread of Ebola even prior to it mutating to airborne is a piece of cake.

    Because it comes on looking like the flu, parents and others caring for an Ebola sufferer will be exposed .. and many will still go to work when they experience "flu" symptoms, because they can't afford to take a day off, what with the post-Great Recession under-paid reaction still harming millions of Americans.

    Sadly, there are many people .. and D.P. posters .. who are ideologically paranoid that this or that favorite politician or party will take the hit for the inevitable outbreak in the U.S., and they're downplaying the whole thing as their political paradigm deems appropriate, much like the Global Warming "debate" .. and likewise to the great detriment of Americans.

    Yes, add all these factors together, and we are ripe for a major, major health disaster here.

    The time has come to be safe, not sorry.

    Tell all your elected and appointed officials to act strongly, with very liberal quarantines, and act now, before Ebola's spread and the associated panic sets in that will cripple America's and the world's economies. Downplaying both the health and economic potential of this deadly to-those-of-all-ages disease is simply stupid, and those who do so for political-allegiance reasons are behaving most egregiously.

    A word to the wise.

    Tick tock, people.
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    Re: Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    You know, Africa is like... really, really big. Like, really big. And Ebola is just in about 6 states there. Why quarantine all of Africa for just 6 states? why not just those 6?
    Just their airports. Or any shipping coming from there or dont let the seaman get off in our ports.
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    Re: Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    You know, Africa is like... really, really big. Like, really big. And Ebola is just in about 6 states there. Why quarantine all of Africa for just 6 states? why not just those 6?
    Yeah, the 6 states would be fine, and make more sense.
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    Re: Eighty People in Dallas Area Being Monitored for Ebola

    We need to suspend all travel between The United States and Africa and seal the border.
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