A patient exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms is being treated at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., a hospital spokesperson confirmed Friday… Potential patients have been evaluated for the disease in several other U.S. hospitals including New York, California, Ohio, Hawaii, New Mexico and Florida – but all tested negative. A Utah hospital reported Friday that they were testing a possible case. The first case in the U.S. was diagnosed September 30 in a patient at a Texas hospital. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/03/patient-admitted-to-dc-hospital-with-ebola-like-symptoms/
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An American freelance television cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment, the network said on Thursday in an online report. http://news.yahoo.com/american-cameraman-nbc-news-diagnosed-ebola-liberia-004538346.html
DALLAS — A Texas emergency room’s mishandling of the country’s first Ebola patient prompted the CDC to issue a nationwide alert to all hospitals updating them of how to appropriately respond to possible cases of the deadly disease. http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-patient-mishap-prompts-cdc-alert-to-hospitals-205334851.html
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home for lying on
his airport screening questionnaire, Liberian authorities said Thursday. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/02/liberia-prosecute-ebola-us-thomas-eric-duncan_n_5921848.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
MONROVIA, Liberia — Amid the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, it’s easier to get help if you are dead than if you are alive. https://gma.yahoo.com/man-thought-died-ebola-awakes-burial-team-wraps-151100663–abc-news-health.html
ANOTHER PROPAGANDA fluff piece trying to tell us not to worry about EBOLA because there are three other more deadly and more likely to get: Flu, MRSA and Resistant Gonorrhea https://www.yahoo.com/health/three-infections-you-should-worry-about-more-than-ebola-98972940552.html
A Comment posted to the puff piece article – an excellent post!
It is absolutely reasonable to be, at the VERY least, concerned about an Ebola outbreak. Our government has been incredibly negligent in preventing this situation from escalating and I’m afraid it’s only a matter of time until *stuff* hits the fan, so to speak. No one should be traveling out of Africa right now, period. This entire situation could’ve been avoided had travel from that region been stopped completely. We’ve widely been told by media outlets AND the CDC that Ebola would be no threat to a first world nation like the US, since our infrastructure/medical care are light-years above Africa’s. Fast forward to today when supposedly the highest precautions are being taken to clean up Thomas Duncan’s vomit from outside his apartment building. Yes, we see the state of the art technology of some guy with a power hose spraying down the concrete, thus causing the hazardous waste to be sprayed EVERYWHERE via aerosol particles. Ebola can survive outside the body(host) for up to 50 days in some strains. Not to mention, no one is wearing the space suits typical of those handling these types of contagions. Compare this to Africa where even they are spraying everything down with chlorine to disinfect surfaces. Right, we’re clearly SO superior when handling hot agents that will liquefy your organs. Not to mention the Ebola laden water is being run through the regular sewer system where the water will eventually be processed into drinking water for Texans in the southern region of the state. Can you really trust the virus will be killed by the time this water is re-purposed after we see how they handle the bodily waste of someone who is infected? Why the need for the AirVac transportation for the American aid workers? Evidently you can just rinse Ebola away with water. The disinformation being perpetuated by news media and the CDC is absolutely atrocious. This is indeed a very serious situation, and quite frankly I am outraged with how this is being handled. Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, or any other mucous membranes with dirty hands. Caution must be exercised!
Another Excellent Comment: “A study conducted in 2012 showed that Ebola was able to travel between pigs and monkeys that were in separate cages and were never placed in direct contact.
Though the method of transmission in the study was not officially determined, one of the scientists involved, Dr. Gary Kobinger, from the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Canada, told BBC News that he believed that the infection was spread through large droplets that were suspended in the air.
“What we suspect is happening is large droplets; they can stay in the air, but not long; they don’t go far,” he explained. “But they can be absorbed in the airway, and this is how the infection starts, and this is what we think, because we saw a lot of evidence in the lungs of the non-human primates that the virus got in that way.”
Translation: Ebola IS an airborne virus.”