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    Hospital officials: Kansas City patient at risk for Ebola.....

    Well we have another.....this one in Kansas. CDC is attempting to track down all who he came in contact with.


    Hospital officials in Kansas City say a patient at risk for Ebola is in strict isolation. The University of Kansas Hospital said a Kansas City, Kansas resident came into the hospital early Monday morning with a high fever and other serious symptoms. "He was very forthcoming in saying that he had been taking care of patients who were from areas known to have Ebola," Dr. Lee Norman said. - He took care of quite a number of different kinds of patients, people with fevers and diarrhea, and the usual tropical diseases found in Central and West Africa," Norman said. "He said that on the ship he didn't know of any specific patients with Ebola, but that he didn't have the ability to test for Ebola," Norman continued.

    The staff will not treat other patients during this period until diagnosis and treatment plans are completed, the hospital said. The hospital is in close contact with federal, state and local health officials. The area has its own ventilation system. All bedding and medical waste is being isolated from the regular hospital material under federal CDC and state transportation guidelines, the hospital said. The hospital also said it is working with local and state health departments and the CDC to track individuals who may have come in contact with the man. The man provided no contact person for the hospital, so it's thought he lives alone.....snip~

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    Re: Hospital officials: Kansas City patient at risk for Ebola.....

    There's a lot of panic and every case is being taken seriously after the lapse in the first instance, so that is a good thing.

    We had two scares here yesterday.

    One of which has already come up negative in Ottawa even though he was in one of the affected countries and came down with symptoms.

    And another who is still being tested but is considered low risk as he merely stopped over in an airport in Sierra Leone.

    We'll have to see what the tests come up with before definitely say "we've got another one".

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    Re: Hospital officials: Kansas City patient at risk for Ebola.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    There's a lot of panic and every case is being taken seriously after the lapse in the first instance, so that is a good thing.

    We had two scares here yesterday.

    One of which has already come up negative in Ottawa even though he was in one of the affected countries and came down with symptoms.

    And another who is still being tested but is considered low risk as he merely stopped over in an airport in Sierra Leone.

    We'll have to see what the tests come up with before definitely say "we've got another one".


    Did you see the thread I had up about the Medical People in Liberia threatening to strike. They want hazard pay. They should be given it and if Liberia can't afford to.....then the UN should up the money. Also a Liberian UN worker died in Germany this morning. Which he was under intensive medical care. They still lost him.

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    Re: Hospital officials: Kansas City patient at risk for Ebola.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Did you see the thread I had up about the Medical People in Liberia threatening to strike. They want hazard pay. They should be given it and if Liberia can't afford to.....then the UN should up the money. Also a Liberian UN worker died in Germany this morning. Which he was under intensive medical care. They still lost him.
    They should get 4x the hazard pay IMO.

    However, the CDC seems to be rethinking things....

    Quote Originally Posted by Yahoo News
    "We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control," Frieden said, "because even a single infection is unacceptable."

    The CDC is scrambling to interview all staff of the Dallas hospital who could have been exposed to the patient, a Liberian man who became sick after traveling to the United States and died at the hospital. Anyone at risk will be monitored, he said.

    Before the nurse's illness, those who cared for that patient while he was in isolation were told to check themselves for fever or signs of illness but weren't monitored by health officials. The nurse self-reported her fever.
    CDC urges all US hospitals to 'think Ebola'


    I'm glad the CDC spokesman sees any new case of Ebola as unacceptable... I however see any new person from any West African hotspots being allowed to freely travel to the US as being unacceptable. When are we going to close the barn door --- after it burns down? The high mortality rate, severity and apparent easy communicability (Nurse in Dallas who is now sick with Ebola) as well as the US health systems apparent lack of training and equipment and lack of processes and procedures for such a dangerous disease means we are VERY vulnerable. When will our government recognize reality and act?
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Hospital officials: Kansas City patient at risk for Ebola.....

    More news scaremongering. He treated people from areas where ebola infections exist. This is not "another one."
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Hospital officials: Kansas City patient at risk for Ebola.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Did you see the thread I had up about the Medical People in Liberia threatening to strike. They want hazard pay. They should be given it and if Liberia can't afford to.....then the UN should up the money. Also a Liberian UN worker died in Germany this morning. Which he was under intensive medical care. They still lost him.
    Well it's a deadly virus.

    And yes, whatever the damn workers want, give them because the cost of not doing so is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay higher.

    There are a couple of bright spots though as I looked through some more documentation.

    Firstly in regards to Mr. Duncan.

    He began experiencing Symptoms on the 24th of September and was admitted on the 28th of September.

    It has been almost 20 days since he was outside of quarantine and infectious and besides the unfortunate nurse, no one else who came into contact with Mr. Duncan has contracted Ebola that we know of, this is a very good sign.

    Secondly, researching countries where other cases have occurred and been contained, both in Senegal and Nigeria, contact tracing and containment have proven highly effective and Senegal is one of the verge of being declared Ebola free as well as Nigeria because of their quick responses and urgent contact tracing.

    If they could do it, we can do it.

    Thirdly:

    Ebola outbreak: 1st human trials of Canadian vaccine start in U.S. - World - CBC News

    The first human clinical trials of a Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine, VSV-EBOV, begin in Maryland today to assess the vaccine's safety and determine the appropriate dosage to fight the virus that has killed more than 4,000 people, largely in West Africa, Health Minister Rona Ambrose has announced.

    "We are able to share some very promising and hopeful news in the fight against Ebola," Ambrose said from Calgary.
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    She said the vaccine has been shown to be "100 per cent effective" in preventing the spread of the Ebola virus when tested on animals.

    "This provides hope because if the Canadian vaccine is shown to be safe and effective [in humans], it will stop this devastating outbreak," Ambrose said.

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    Re: Hospital officials: Kansas City patient at risk for Ebola.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    They should get 4x the hazard pay IMO.

    However, the CDC seems to be rethinking things....



    CDC urges all US hospitals to 'think Ebola'


    I'm glad the CDC spokesman sees any new case of Ebola as unacceptable... I however see any new person from any West African hotspots being allowed to freely travel to the US as being unacceptable. When are we going to close the barn door --- after it burns down? The high mortality rate, severity and apparent easy communicability (Nurse in Dallas who is now sick with Ebola) as well as the US health systems apparent lack of training and equipment and lack of processes and procedures for such a dangerous disease means we are VERY vulnerable. When will our government recognize reality and act?


    Mornin' Ockham. They need to give them the money they are asking for and the equipment. These people are on the front line and half of their workers that have worked with those who have had this disease, have died.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1063864232

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    Re: Hospital officials: Kansas City patient at risk for Ebola.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    More news scaremongering. He treated people from areas where ebola infections exist. This is not "another one."
    No its not..... And yes it is another one they have in strict isolation. At first, on Oct 6th. They said this guy didn't have Ebola. A week later they are saying he is low to moderate risk.


    On 5 October 2014, rumors of a suspected case of Ebola in Kansas City, Missouri spread on the internet despite a low probability the patient involved had been exposed to the virus. Dr. Rex Archer, director of Health at the Kansas City Health Department, said there was no reason to believe the patient had been exposed to or developed Ebola. "The likelihood we think is very low. No one has caught Ebola from somebody else in this country. It has not spread anywhere in this country," said Dr. Rex Archer, director of Health at the Kansas City Health Department. "This person was supposedly in Nigeria and had come here from there but we have no evidence that they were actually where any of the other cases were," Archer said. The patient's only Ebola-like symptom was a 102-degree fever on Saturday night.

    Ebola was not suspected at the time of the patient's initial treatment at the facility, but reports still circulated of Ebola quarantines at a local apartment building and the hospital to which the patient had been transported:

    Read more at snopes.com: Ebola in Kansas City?

    Moreover.....one has already came out and stated that only Big hospitals and affiliated with Universities are prepared to handle this type of treatment.

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    Re: Hospital officials: Kansas City patient at risk for Ebola.....

    Here is what they show for Quarantine Stations.....for the US.



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