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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Texas health care worker with Ebola wore protective gear, followed CDC guidelines: officials
    12 October 2014

    DALLAS (PIX11/AP) — Health officials say a health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test. The patient, who has not been publicly identified, was wearing protective gear and following Centers for Disease Control protective measures, Dr. Daniel Varga said at a Sunday morning press conference. The health care worker has been self-monitoring at home for two days and has not returned to work. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday in Dallas. Varga confirmed that the health care worker helped treat Duncan during his second trip to the hospital.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Bingo.



    I'm going with more contagious.
    Wonder what that portends for the troops we are sending to Africa. Wonder why the government is so willing to use our kids in this way.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Hospital failures are quite common, and well documented - you might try reading Consumer Reports.

    A medical degree is not required to recognize incompetence, even for the ignorant or uneducated.
    There are also bad players in the field that are not reported by their peers. Some really awful doctors out there that literally get away with murder. I almost lost and niece AND a nephew to an idiot doctor.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    It does in the Great Lakes states at least according to APHIS. There is a virus that has to be tested for if a live fish sale crosses state lines. Intrasate no testing is required. Not the CDC or humans but it is the ruling by a federal agency.
    Non sequitur. I said that disease doesn't recognize political lean. I said nothing about state testing or federal law, and my point was to suggest that crap such as the post about Perry above are counterproductive.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Bingo.



    I'm going with more contagious.
    I sure hope not. That would be a game changer.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Ask that question of ANYONE. People become complacent. It happens.
    But it shouldn't be acceptable with professionals. There should be a higher standard.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Need to figure out if the nurse was exposed on Duncan's initial visit or during the treatment. If its the latter, the current consensus on the manner in which this disease can spread may be incorrect.
    During treatment.

    Ebola: Texas nurse tests positive - CNN.com

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    If that report is accurate, we might have a serious problem here. I would assume that the guidelines were followed to the "T". This type of response couldn't be plagued by complacency at this point, in fact, would be the opposite.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Wonder what that portends for the troops we are sending to Africa. Wonder why the government is so willing to use our kids in this way.
    Because we need to nip this thing in the bud at it's source and these troops are not involved with treatment but are building infrastructure.
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