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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    It's hard to believe that somebody ill enough to be diagnosed with ebola would feel like flying to the US, then go to the hospital and accept the hospital sending him home. You think he would have insisted they treat him for a deadly disease he knew he had.

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    There is also information out there that says he did not lie and did not know he had ebola when he came to this country. It would be interesting to know which story is true. The media is putting out both stories.

    I did see a link that the person that sent him home was not a doctor but a nurse. Nurse practicioner? I've been seen or had my wife diagnosed by three nurse practicioners and none were worth a damn. The first one misdiagnosed ring worm as the measles (picked it up on my chest from a bench press in college), the next one misdiagnosed Swimmer's Itch on the wife after we had been swimming in our pond and refused to consider it, and the third couldn't cut out a wart on my finger if her life depended on it. But when the doctor showed up he removed it in a couple of seconds with the same tool.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    But if they were recently in Africa that should have been a red flag.
    'Why? In the year 2010, we had 1.6 million African immigrants. Should every one of them be subject to suspicion that they have ebola?
    Assuming he followed proper procedure (which for all we know, he supposedly did), then why would you be suspicious of any African immigrant?
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, MMC.

    Why would he lie? It's probably worse than we're being told. I find it difficult to believe that anyone would commit a "protocol breach" at this point! If you were dealing with a deadly disease that has no cure, would you be careless? :
    Exactly... Blame the victim care giver before facts are discovered. Doctors say it was a breach in protocol that caused the transmission of the disease but have provided no proof. More CYA it seems to me. In the mean time a highly contagious and deadly virus is in Texas.

    If you were a medical professional would you want to treat an Ebola patient now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    'Why? In the year 2010, we had 1.6 million African immigrants. Should every one of them be subject to suspicion that they have ebola?
    Assuming he followed proper procedure (which for all we know, he supposedly did), then why would you be suspicious of any African immigrant?
    That's a ridiculous question. No, every immigrant from Africa shouldn't be suspected of having ebola. Any person who has recently been to Africa and is experiencing symptoms at all, similar to flu or ebola, should be tested for ebola.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This virus and more importantly it's social implications cannot be avoided
    Wrong... Allowing people into the US from countries known to have transmission of the virus was supremely idiotic.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Where do you draw the line? Incubation is 21 days, and you are only infectious once symptoms (which resemble flu) are present. There are many indirect routes to the USA, which is a long expensive way away from West Africa. Why would anyone without a connection want to come? The number of people who can afford the trip is very small, the number of alternative destinations is very large, and effective treatment (should they need it) is a lot nearer than the US. Once more your surrounding oceans protect you.
    The oceans?

    Seek treatment in the US? Sure so Ebola can be transmitted to our health care workers.

    Your rationale is so 19th century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    'Why? In the year 2010, we had 1.6 million African immigrants. Should every one of them be subject to suspicion that they have ebola?
    Assuming he followed proper procedure (which for all we know, he supposedly did), then why would you be suspicious of any African immigrant?
    And you don't think it reflects very poorly on Duncan's intellect that he flew to Liberia when there's been reports for three months of an Ebola outbreak?

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    "Why is this in our national interest? Be specific."

    May we speak of these separately?
    1) "The virus. . .cannot be avoided."
    Really? How have we avoided the virus up until now?

    2) "Its social implications cannot be avoided."
    What are the viruses social implications?
    I think he's confusing Ebola with AIDS.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    I wonder what's wrong with Americans today that they can't see the importance of protecting American citizens from a plague. Maybe they're worried that by restricting travel from west Africa, we're moving in the direction of putting a limit on immigration, if that's the case then please put your own politics aside and understand that there comes a time when you have to protect yourself.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    The US has treated patients prior to Duncan, and none of those healthcare workers contracted ebola. The matter needs to be researched. At what stage did the nurse treat him? Did she treat him before or after he was diagnosed and sent home?

    Also note, the media is known for blowing stories like this out of proportion. A few months ago it was camel flu or something like that from mostly Arab nations, and before that, it was swine flu.


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    The oceans?

    Seek treatment in the US? Sure so Ebola can be transmitted to our health care workers.

    Your rationale is so 19th century.

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