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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    'Boots on the ground' in West Africa to fight a disease? The world has become a very strange place.
    Those boots are not infantry. They're engineers (to build field hospitals), doctors, nurses and epidemiologists. Those are military people doing what they signed up to do.

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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.
    Lessee, yesterday morning it was 18 persons they were worried about having contact with the patient. Then later in the day it 80, and by the time I went home. It was 100.
    That is how it starts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Those boots are not infantry. They're engineers (to build field hospitals), doctors, nurses and epidemiologists. Those are military people doing what they signed up to do.
    And if they contract ebola? Is that what they signed up for?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    You should be.

    To critique the irresponsible policy of allowing unfettered travel out of West Africa to the heart lands would require you to bad mouth Obama.

    And the Government. Hell, did you hear Matt lauers interview with the head of the CDC ?

    Jesus H !

    I wonder what those 3000 service Men are thinking right about now ? They're headed to ground zero by a incompetent administration.

    Never miss a chance to discredit the president do you? I'll sat this, at least you're consistent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    'Boots on the ground' in West Africa to fight a disease? The world has become a very strange place.
    Because they are not able to do simple things like wash their hands.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    And if they contract ebola? Is that what they signed up for?
    Yes, that's what they signed up for.

    You haven't been in the military?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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
    I'm just saying that nurses using universal precautions should actually be effective a preventing spread in their immediate environment. Of course, that doesn't mean that housekeeping, lab personnel, radiology, or doctors and other health care personnel won't be a potential problem, and there are (of course) nurses who don't practice universal precautions as well as they are trained to do. I treat every patient as if they are a potential source of infection, because in effect, they are. We all are.
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    Re: U.S. Nurses say they are unprepared to handle Ebola patients.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Because they are not able to do simple things like wash their hands.
    Yes, Africans don't wash their hands.



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

    Presser right now, better start listening boys and girls.

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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?
    Yes but most of those people that die from the flu will be the elderly and those with poor health already. Ebola can kill a perfectly healthy person.

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