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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That still doesn't mean that you assume they have ebola. From what I understand, he lied on the forms that were required, in order to fly here. If someone has flown here, and lied on the paperwork in order to do so, why would a doctor (or nurse) assume that he was here under false pretenses?
    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

    US Customs Fail to Question or Test Doctor Returning from Ebola Hot Zone...
    'Nobody Cared'...

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    Dr. Aileen Marty tells Fusion what she saw fighting Ebola in Nigeria

    The Ebola outbreak continues to spiral out of control. Near the epicenter of the epidemic in West Africa, more than 3,400 people have died and more than 7,000 people have been infected with the virus. Officials are scrambling to contain the outbreak at its source and keep it from spreading.

    The World Health Organization is sending doctors to countries where the virus is most prevalent — Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to one of the doctors, Dr. Aileen Marty, who recently returned home to Miami after spending 31 days in Nigeria. She says she was surprised what happened when she arrived at Miami International Airport.

    “I get to the kiosk…mark the fact that I’ve been in Nigeria and nobody cares, nobody stopped me,” Marty said.

    “Not a single test?” Ramos asked her, surprised.

    “Nothing,” Marty answered.
    Wake Up America!

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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.
    But, but, Texas has state of the art hospitals and expertise said govenor Perry! Ebola is no match for Texas! Sounds to me the health care worker was sloppy in his procedures. Think we'll find out how he got it? I doubt it.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    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 which story is true.

    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.
    A nurse doesn't send a patient home without a doctor's order, assuming the patient was actually admitted into the er.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    But, but, Texas has state of the art hospitals and expertise said govenor Perry!
    Well, I would venture to say that our hospitals are comparable to most in the nation. Are we special? No. Do meet meet national standards? Yeah.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    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 which story is true.

    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.
    In our hospitals that would never happen. Nurses or nurse practitioners dont make that call. Even when we have a PA as the attending ER doc we have an actual doctor that is responsible for the discharge. That is the same on every floor and patient department. That is especially true with admitting and discharge practices. texas may be different.

    That being said..I can understand someone missing the key input about recently being in Liberia. If it was mentioned to an admissions clerk and not medical personnel specifically, thats pretty easy to miss. Im sure right now there are memos and great big notices on every admission desk but prior to this...its so far fetched who would believe it could happen here?

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    In our hospitals that would never happen. Nurses or nurse practitioners dont make that call. Even when we have a PA as the attending ER doc we have an actual doctor that is responsible for the discharge. That is the same on every floor and patient department. That is especially true with admitting and discharge practices. texas may be different.

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    No, it isn't different here. We have the same standards and regulations as everyone else. No PA or NP works solo. THey always have a physician that they answer to- always.
    My primary point is that there was no reason to assume that the guy had ebola, just because he came here from Liberia. He supposedly came here legitimately, and I would assume that to be the case, especially since we "supposedly" have sound immigration practices and policies. I have friends from Liberian, and not once have I ever thought maybe I should assume they have a deadly virus.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    This Healthcare worker was exposed to Mr Duncan and came in contact with Mr Duncan after he was admitted and placed in isolation. The person who contracted ebola was wearing the CDC recommended PPE. I live in the Dallas area. My grandson was born at Presbyterian Hospital. I talked with a coworker this morning whose wife is a nurse at Presbyterian. The information I have came from her.
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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I am going to assume that the hospital you work for would not show that level of incompetence. Is that correct doctor?
    Hospital failures are quite common, and well documented - you might try reading Consumer Reports.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    What is so concerning is that this healthcare worker was suited up and yet still contracted Ebola.

    I hope others posting on this thread won't make it political. Disease doesn't recognize political lean.

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