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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.

    Heya Fishstyx. It was the second time Duncan came in and knowing then what he had.....this Nurse was prepared when she went in. But CDC is still saying there was a breach of Protocol. But now they are going to have to watch any that the health care worker came into contact with. They affirm they are working with diligence.



    Meanwhile, a top federal health official said the health care worker's Ebola diagnosis shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol and all those who treated Thomas Eric Duncan are now considered to be potentially exposed. Dr. Daniel Varga, of the Texas Health Resources, said during a news conference Sunday that the worker wore a gown, gloves, mask and shield while they provided care to Duncan during his second visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Varga did not identify the worker and says the family of the worker has "requested total privacy."

    Health officials have interviewed the patient and are identifying any contacts or potential exposures. They said people who had contact with the health care worker after symptoms emerged will be monitored based on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus. Officials said they also received information that there may be a pet in the health care worker's apartment, and they have a plan in place to care for the animal. They do not believe the pet has signs of having contracted Ebola.....snip~

    Health worker 2nd in US to test positive for Ebola

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    You can say that across the board. NASCAR and other pro sports respond to tragedies. The military adjusts policies in response to tragedies. The med profession, law enforcement...everyone does.

    Hell...we have a problem right now in our child care services in the military because people got complacent at one Post (I believe it was Fort Gordon) and now every worker has to be vetted with 8 different types of background checks including psych screenings. Hell...its harder today to be a childcare worker in the Army civil service than it is to get a TS clearance.

    People make mistakes. They miss things. Even professionals.

    And as an edit...if it the infection occurred during his actual visit...it wasnt even about a lack of professionalism or complacency.
    But it's been affirmed it wasn't during his first visit so that point is moot.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    But it's been affirmed it wasn't during his first visit so that point is moot.
    Hence the edit...which was there before you responded AND it also renders your comments about a lack of professionalism moot as well. (unless of course you meant both our comments on professionalism in which case I simply say...I agree...)

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    If we are there to just build infrastructure, then can't the UN do it.
    Seriously? The UN? Seriously?

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I'm sure we've all observed this from Day One. First, misdiagnosis in the ER, and since he was temp 103+ and just in from Liberia, that seems negligient. Second, photos of Texas/Dallas health employees leaving the Apartment Duncan stayed in are not in protective clothing, wowser, negligience big time. Third, a deputy on the watch list of Duncan contacts was thought to have Ebola and first taken to a hospital other tha Texas Presbytarian, and that's a screw up big time. Why chance spreading to another facility, especially considering he is on the watch list and should have been warned previously that if any symptoms developed to go to TexasPres. Fortunately, the deputy did not test positive for Ebola. I would guess that there have not been formal policies developed to enforce these common sense responses, or else the Three Stooges are in charge.

    Mornin' DF. They think the problem could be with the removal of the Protective gear.


    "I think the fact that we don't know of a breach in protocol is concerning, because clearly there was a breach in protocol." Frieden said. "We have the ability to prevent the spread of Ebola by caring safely for patients ... We'll conduct a full investigation of what happens before health workers go in, what happens when they're there, and what happens in the taking out, taking off their protective equipment because infections only occur when there's a breach in protocol.".....snip~

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    But but you can only get it thru bodily fluids!!
    She was wearing full protective gear!

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I believe that Thomas Duncan knew that ebola was in his future when he came to the US because he had contacted carriers in Africa. He believed that American doctors had success with other cases and his only chance for survival was here. In the process he is guilty of attempted murder if the health care worker recovers and murder if she doesn't, even though it's a moot point because he's dead. Jesse Jackson can stuff it.
    You believe? No link? All this on a belief? God help a defendent that gets you on his jury.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Fishstyx. It was the second time Duncan came in and knowing then what he had.....this Nurse was prepared when she went in. But CDC is still saying there was a breach of Protocol. But now they are going to have to watch any that the health care worker came into contact with. They affirm they are working with diligence.



    Meanwhile, a top federal health official said the health care worker's Ebola diagnosis shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol and all those who treated Thomas Eric Duncan are now considered to be potentially exposed. Dr. Daniel Varga, of the Texas Health Resources, said during a news conference Sunday that the worker wore a gown, gloves, mask and shield while they provided care to Duncan during his second visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Varga did not identify the worker and says the family of the worker has "requested total privacy."

    Health officials have interviewed the patient and are identifying any contacts or potential exposures. They said people who had contact with the health care worker after symptoms emerged will be monitored based on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus. Officials said they also received information that there may be a pet in the health care worker's apartment, and they have a plan in place to care for the animal. They do not believe the pet has signs of having contracted Ebola.....snip~

    Health worker 2nd in US to test positive for Ebola
    What was the breach of protocol? I'm not seeing it.

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    Re: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    You believe? No link? All this on a belief? God help a defendent that gets you on his jury.
    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
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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.
    Mornin' WN. Any suits they wear.....they will need to disinfect before removing them.

    Here was the Director Quarantining herself and her staff after one of her people picked it up. That was on the 27th of Sept....her Deputy may now have it. Which they have placed that person in quarantine.


    Ebola outbreak: Liberia's chief medical officer places herself under quarantine

    Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola. "Of course we made the rule, so I am home for 21 days," Dahn said Saturday. "I did it on my own. I told my office staff to stay at home for the 21 days. That's what we need to do."

    Health officials, especially front-line doctors and nurses, are particularly vulnerable to Ebola, which is spread via the bodily fluids of infected patients. Earlier this month, WHO said more than 300 health workers had contracted Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three most-affected countries. Nearly half of them had died. Making sure health care workers have the necessary supplies, including personal protective equipment, has been a challenge especially given that many flights in and out of Ebola-affected countries have been cancelled.....snip~

    Ebola outbreak: Liberia's chief medical officer places herself under quarantine | CTV News


    Read more: Ebola outbreak: Liberia's chief medical officer places herself under quarantine | CTV News






    They might want to use a powder spray to spray those suits down.....just sayin!
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