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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Not too worried. Their in quarantine. Not too worried.


    Yes, Ebola patients in " quarantine " is the new normal in Obamas America.

    Given the fact that the CDC has been utterly INCOMPETENT so far in dealing with this threat, I'm overwhelmed with confidence when I hear a Government official tell me " things are under control ".

    It took the CDC 5 DAYS to clean and secure that apartment in Dallas.

    When Matt Lauer asked the head if the CDC what took so long, he answered that " bleach was used "...

    Wow. The daughter of the women that lived there brought over Bleach NOT the CDC

    What's the deal ? Why can't Obama pick competent people to run his agencies?

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Too bad the conservatives in Congress cut the CDC's budget. Maybe those extra hundred of millions could be used for equipment and training.

    But what's more important, public safety or showing some guy in a trailer that you're a budget hawk?

    Meanwhile, the fact that the US doesn't have universal health care coverage, but rather a system to discourage sick people from going to the doctor, is likely to come back an haunt us on this one. Europe isn't freaking out over this. We are. And for good reason. We have set up a system that encourage communicable diseases to spread, all due to conservative ideology about "free markets" versus socialism.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    If it is only spread via contact with bodily fluids, and assuming that it is not an airborne contagion, then nurses should be adequately prepared to deal with ebola. Universal precautions should manage the spread adequately, assuming that medical personnel actually abide by them. My question would concern whether or not we're getting accurate information regarding transmission.
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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    No one is talking about mass hysteria, people are talking about being prepared for the worst and hope it never happens.
    *sigh*

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Naturally the CDC and the Fed doesn't want to start a wide spread panic
    I was going off this and just speaking in general.
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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    Too bad the conservatives in Congress cut the CDC's budget. Maybe those extra hundred of millions could be used for equipment and training.

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    We get adequate training yearly, and on a continuous basis, due to the nature of our jobs. Sorry, but your blame game has no basis in reality or the truth.
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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I am betting the flu will kill lots more people in US than Ebola. Got your flu shot yet?
    I'm betting that these nurses see doctors in Africa [with the whole hazmat uniform] dying right and left and they want nothing to do with Ebola patients.

    Sounds pretty rational if you ask me.
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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Dear Nurses:

    Same way you handle another infectious disease. ****, you deal with influenza daily, and that spreads way easier.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Not a problem........just keep bringing in those daily flights from West Africa Mr. President..........and keep letting those disease ridden children into the country to infect our children.......America, the new definition of insanity.

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If it is only spread via contact with bodily fluids, and assuming that it is not an airborne contagion, then nurses should be adequately prepared to deal with ebola. Universal precautions should manage the spread adequately, assuming that medical personnel actually abide by them. My question would concern whether or not we're getting accurate information regarding transmission.

    Here is some more info WCH showed me Liz......note they didn't mention secondary contacts the first few reports out. I wonder how this Doctor.....can't see people sneezing coughing, slobbering all in a subway, or on a bus, train, or plane.


    It could happen again, said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a telephone news briefing on Thursday. He said there was no way to detect the disease during the incubation period — the interval before symptoms set in — so other infected people could pass fever checks at airports in West Africa, just as Mr. Duncan did, and board planes to the United States.

    But Dr. Frieden emphasized that the odds of contracting Ebola in the United States were still extremely low. The disease is not contagious during the incubation period, and patients do not transmit it until they develop symptoms, he said. And those with symptoms will probably feel sick enough to stay home. People are highly unlikely to catch the disease on the bus or subway, Dr. Frieden said. The incubation period can run from two to 21 days, but is usually eight to 10. The first symptoms are typically fever, aches and pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Even after they set in, it takes direct contact with bodily fluids to transmit Ebola. Blood, vomit, urine and diarrhea from very sick patients are highly infectious, but other body fluids like sweat, saliva, tears, semen and breast milk are also risky. Direct contact means that the fluids splash or spray into someone else’s mouth, eyes or nose, or enter the bloodstream through cuts or breaks in the skin.

    According to the C.D.C., the virus can survive for a few hours on dry surfaces like doorknobs and countertops. But it can survive for several days in puddles or other collections of body fluid at room temperature. It is not clear how long it may survive in soiled linens and clothing. Bleach solutions can kill it.....snip~

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/us...pgtype=article

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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Fenton. That's been up to 4k troops now. Admiral Kirby says they'll naturally will be assessing at all times.
    'Boots on the ground' in West Africa to fight a disease? The world has become a very strange place.

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