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    CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    It says the sick passenger was let go for self monitoring with no apparent test done for Ebola, as it usually takes a couple of days to get the results back -- if previous cases are any indication. And since when is vomiting a symptom of other minor conditions and not Ebola?

    Does this remind anyone of sending a patient home in Dallas that ended up coming back with Ebola? Why wouldn't they test for Ebola instead of just going by symtoms?

    And in my opinion the fact that the daughter does not have symptoms doesn't mean squat as we know the incubation period is 20 some days.

    If i was still in the medical field I would quarantine this individual and his daughter until the test came back negative.











    Passenger Paul Chard tweeted a photo of emergency responders on the plane.


    The possibility of a new case was knocked down later Saturday by the New Jersey Department of Health.
    In a statement, it said that University Hospital "in coordination with federal, state and local public health officials evaluated two individuals who arrived" Saturday afternoon.
    "The symptoms of one individual were found to be consistent with another, minor treatable condition unrelated to Ebola," the health department said. "The second individual, who was traveling with the patient, was asymptomatic."

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Look I'm not panicing but this response has me scratching my head. And if my experience with APHIS, the plant and animal counterpart of the CDC is any indication of competence, we can expect some real dunderhead responses when snap decisions have to be made.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    At this moment, we have to fear a mass panic more than we have to fear Ebola. One seems to be more contagious than the other.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    At this moment, we have to fear a mass panic more than we have to fear Ebola. One seems to be more contagious than the other.
    What sort of mass panic would be observed? People avoiding leaving their homes? Stocking up at the grocer? Cancelling events and gatherings? Sealing your home up in plastic.?

    How far would people go to protect themselves?
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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    At this moment, we have to fear a mass panic more than we have to fear Ebola. One seems to be more contagious than the other.
    So we ignore testing and quarantine so we don't create a panic? That doesn't make any sense to me.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    At this moment, we have to fear a mass panic more than we have to fear Ebola. One seems to be more contagious than the other.
    People deserve facts and truth. Denying them this right on the grounds you don't want to cause panic is the nanny state way.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    What sort of mass panic would be observed? People avoiding leaving their homes? Stocking up at the grocer? Cancelling events and gatherings? Sealing your home up in plastic.?

    How far would people go to protect themselves?
    I'm more concerned about what the federal government's response would be.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
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    If i was still in the medical field I would quarantine this individual and his daughter until the test came back negative.
    Unfortunately, it's a little more complicated than that. We have to go by specific guidelines in order to isolate someone.
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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Unfortunately, it's a little more complicated than that. We have to go by specific guidelines in order to isolate someone.
    So quarantine and testing are the not the protocol if someone fits the parameters of the disease such as symptoms and arrival from a country that has major issues wirh the disease?

    Seems to me someone made the decision NOT to do the prudent thing.

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    Re: CDC responds to sick paasenger on plane from Liberia

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Look I'm not panicing but this response has me scratching my head. And if my experience with APHIS, the plant and animal counterpart of the CDC is any indication of competence, we can expect some real dunderhead responses when snap decisions have to be made.
    I think people are too worried about being worried and less worried about stopping the spread of the virus.
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