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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Does that apply to non ER visits? I recall in my state of Indiana when I called in once to make an appointment to make a visit I was told the doctor was not in but I could see the nurse practioner. I think you know my answer.
    +Would you assume their was no risk if one of your friends from Liberia just came back from a visit to Liberia and had a temp of 103 + and were throwing up and in severe pain?
    If I knew ANYONE with a temp of 103+ and in severe pain, I'd use contact precautions in dealing with them. I wouldn't assume he had ebola. If the guy's temp was 103 degrees in the ER, I am a bit surprised that they sent him home, but I wouldn't assume it was deadly. That is an extremely high temp, especially for an adult.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    A hospital doesn't have the power to do that. We can isolate a patient that is admitted for care, but we can't isolate families, friends, or other people that the person has come into contact with. Besides that, and as I said earlier, the guy reportedly lied on the paperwork that he filled out prior to coming here. There is no reason to think that ebola was here, if the travel was legal. Just because he was from Liberia, there was no reason to think he had ebola, assuming that his travel was legitimate.
    Yeah. I seem to have mangled together your post with a sarcastic response to the person you were replying to. Making a huge deal out of this is just going to scare sick people away from the medical help they might need.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Yeah. I seem to have mangled together your post with a sarcastic response to the person you were replying to. Making a huge deal out of this is just going to scare sick people away from the medical help they might need.

    I don't think it will. The human fear of death will override almost any other impulse.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    This woman is a true hero. As so many nurses are every day
    Who? The woman who sent the guy home?
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Can you explain how preventing a disease from being introduced in America will make the disease worse in America?
    Not my words... And yes, it's completely contrary to common sense.

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    Re: What is The One's strategy for defeating Ebola? Crickets...

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    and NOT one person has been able to respond to my posts on this subject in several strings because they are DISINGENUOS PCers.

    Everyone agrees to a full-court-Press in Africa.
    Just these PC CLOWNS can't honestly answer why they don't want to stop it from leaving Africa. They Dishonestly or Stupidly infer that won't help.

    Instead, they want it to not only land in the EU/USA, and cost the country and World untold problems.. what happens when it lands in Bombay, Sri Lanka, Phuket, Mexico, or Honduras?
    Will that Stop the spread or make it worse?

    What IDIOTS these PCers are.

    All Flights/passengers with the 3 countries involved need to be Grounded.
    There is absolutely NO Significant reason Not to except IDIOTIC PC.
    There is NO Pressing business that must be carried on in person by Liberian or Sierra Leonese in London, NY, etc.
    None of these DISHONEST PCers can address this point.


    My last again:

    PS: There is Now a suspected case on Boston. Thankfully that's a great Med town.
    What happens if/when it lands in Bombay? Karachi? Libya? Indonesia?
    If idiot isolationists were willing to look at the problem rationally, they might not be calling others idiots who recognize isolating that region from the rest of world isn't feasible. How does aid get there without flights or people to bring in the supplies? If a plane lands there with supplies, does it have to stay there till the crisis is over? So all trips are one way? If not, then how do you isolate the plane carrying supplies from everyone? Drop the supplies with parachutes - an air lift?

    And you've mentioned a few countries. Those folks can't get in a car and drive to another country? Should the U.S. ground ALL all flights/trains/roads/boats in and out? If you want them isolated by force, who will do that? Not the countries themselves - they don't have the manpower.

    Etc. It's not anything close to an easy decision to make, and once you make it carrying through will take massive amounts of manpower to enforce.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Do I have a link to my belief, well, no that is a foolish question. Thomas Duncan infected a healthcare worker knowing that he had ebola. He's gone but knowing that how can you possibly justify his actions? Is it ok for someone who knows they have a deadly disease to put others at risk? It's already a crime in some places. Criminal transmission of HIV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Where is your evidence he knew he had Ebola? All I'm seeing is he helped a pregnant woman who collapsed not knowing she was infected, that died after he left for the U.S.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Where is your evidence he knew he had Ebola? All I'm seeing is he helped a pregnant woman who collapsed not knowing she was infected, that died after he left for the U.S.
    Well, with the 3 week incubation period, he may or may not have known.

    Really, either he knew he was exposed and he was escaping to America for healthcare, or he was trying to escape a nation collapsing under this outbreak.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Where is your evidence he knew he had Ebola? All I'm seeing is he helped a pregnant woman who collapsed not knowing she was infected, that died after he left for the U.S.
    He carried a pregnant ebola victim into her house in Nigeria and then lied on travel documents when leaving the country. If he had survived the government of Nigeria was prepared to prosecute him for lying.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Yesterdays fear has become today's reality. The Ebola virus has now been transmitted within the United States.
    Well I am feeling safe up north with my fish chips and cheese shaped headdress. As of now, I am more concerned about how bad this winter will be than an epic ebola outbreak.

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