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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Africa has clean water infrastructure and fire to boil water. It has hospitals. It has clean running water. Its citizens are no more ignorant than the average American.

    I'm guessing you've never been there.

    And yes, they wash their hands.
    Here's an article on the matter from Reuters, you should read it.


    As Ebola stalks West Africa, medics fight mistrust, hostility

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Oh well old people don't matter.
    You know that's not what I meant.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Again, 99% of those three thousand cases are in Africa, primarily in the countries I've already listed. It's the same thing with HIV/AIDS. Yes there are cases here in the US, but the disease is contained here. However in Africa, it's one of the biggest threats to their continued existence. Hell, almost 5% of the population today either has HIV/AIDS.

    As far as the nurses go, look, it's just cause this is the new flashy disease, and they've been listening to the hype and are of course scared of it. Nurses are already trained on how to take care of patients with AIDS; if you take the precautions as normal then your fine. Let me say it this way; you cannot catch Ebola simply by being in the same room as someone with it.
    This all accurate and rational.

    Still, an investment in equipment and training would be reasonable under the circumstances. We might want to start by restoring the funding that the GOP cut from CDC in their shortsight fervor to curry favor with low information voters..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Correct. No clean water infrastructure, no hospital network to treat people, no clean running water, citizen ignorance to what to do. Now Uncle Sap needs to go fix it to the tune of how many millions of tax payer dollars and possible introduction of the illness to our troops.
    So if something is a threat to your country you don't try to nip it in the bud before it gets really out of hand? I'll bet you're all for taking out ISIS though.

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

    Not for nothing...but for 35-55K, I'm not going NEAR an ebola patient. Period.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    True. It depends on where in Africa just as it does in other countries. Some of the most educated and articulate profs I have had the pleasure to work with are from various countries in the African continent.
    Yeah, I've had enough of the racist crap in this thread. See ya around.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Experts also say the disease would be quickly stamped out here because health authorities would trace all of a patient’s contacts and isolate any who developed symptoms.

    But Mr. Duncan’s case reveals a gap in the defenses: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital failed to diagnose the disease when he first went there last Thursday night, even though his symptoms were suggestive of Ebola and he said he had recently arrived from Liberia. He returned to the apartment where he was staying, potentially infecting those around him as well as the ambulance crew that wound up rushing him back to the same hospital on Sunday......snip~ <<<<< Same NY times link. Actually both are NY times links.....Imagine that.



    I Wonder if those Ambulance guys worked later and the next day and who they all came into contact with.....huh?
    Dang! Even the thought that they went right back out to do their job and take care of other people within in hours.

    We know how they took extra precaution in cleaning up at the apartment where the guy got sick. Ever use a power washer? Splashes on everything in the general area, anyone could walk in all the water draining away and these guys weren't protected. Yet the White House assured us we had nothing to worry about.




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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yeah, I've had enough of the racist crap in this thread. See ya around.
    It's racist to say that the poor areas of Sub-Saharan Africa are breeding grounds for this disease based on... well them being poor, is somehow racist?

    Reach.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    They need to count everyone on the planes, at the terminals, in his family and all others families that he came in contact with. Pretty much hundreds if not thousands by the time you extrapolate that out.
    But hey, listen to some of the posters here. Its all ok. Nothing to worry about.

    A solution from the Saud.



    Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was Ebola-free as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Ebola is believed to have sickened more than 7,100 people in West Africa and killed more than 3,300, according to the World Health Organization.

    Earlier this year, Saudi authorities banned people from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea the countries hardest hit in the epidemic from getting visas as a precaution against the Ebola virus. The decision has affected a total of 7,400 pilgrims from the three countries. "The most important precaution that (the kingdom) has taken was to restrict visas from the affected areas," she told The Associated Press.....snip~


    Saudi Arabia Takes Precautions Against Ebola As Pilgrims Stream Into Mecca For Hajj

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    This all accurate and rational.

    Still, an investment in equipment and training would be reasonable under the circumstances. We might want to start by restoring the funding that the GOP cut from CDC in their shortsight fervor to curry favor with low information voters..
    I will say there's one thing that the CDC should of done by this point, and I think with 11 billion dollars they could of done it already, and that is make sure that healthcare professionals ALWAYS ask when a person comes in sick if they've been to Africa. The first hospital dropped the ball on that one. And really, how much money is it to send an email to regional health directors to then pass on to their hospitals to get the message. Throwing more money at the CDC wouldn't of done anything to prevent the current hysteria over Ebola. Again, this is the the 1918 flu, hell this isn't even Swine Flu.

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