Ebola screening for patient at Duke University Medical Center, Traveled from Liberia to Newark airport and Durham NC via commercial bus, Contact tracing to begin?

Ebola screening for patient at Duke University Medical Center, Traveled from Liberia to Newark airport and Durham NC via commercial bus, Contact tracing to begin?

“Sooner or later someone in the US will come in contact with Ebola contagion & go undetected. They will then infect many others.”…Citizen Wells

“Barack Obama is endangering the children of the US and now our troops. Where is the outrage?”…Citizen Wells

“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,”
“So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”…Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 

 

From Forbes November 2, 2014.

“Potential Ebola Patient Being Tested At Duke; Results Monday Morning

A male patient, age unknown, was transported today to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and is being tested this evening for Ebola virus infection.

The individual flew into Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday after traveling from Liberia through an unknown destination, then traveled to the Durham area on a commercial bus, according Aldona Wos, MD, secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

On Saturday, the individual was picked up by a relative and taken to the family’s home in Person County, north of Durham. After spiking a fever this morning, temperature unknown, the individual was transported to Duke Hospital and is currently isolated in a contained unit designated previous during training as the site for treatment of a potential Ebola patient.

Results will be available sometime on Monday morning.

William J. Fulkerson, Jr., MD, executive vice president of the Duke University Health System said tonight in an official statement to Duke faculty, staff, and students:

Despite not knowing the patient’s Ebola status, we are approaching this as though it was a confirmed case. Therefore, the patient is being cared for in the same contained, isolated and secured unit within DUH in which an actual Ebola patient would be treated. The patient is receiving care from a seasoned team of Duke clinical professionals who volunteered for this service and have trained extensively for this possibility. We have anticipated this scenario for several weeks now, and a plan to manage it is in place.

At present, the patient only has a fever, “but has no other symptoms of Ebola.””

“The individual had been monitoring their temperature as instructed in customs and border patrol and, upon detecting a fever this morning, called the CDC line and they immediately called the [North Carolina] Division of Public Health, said chief state epidemiologist, Megan Davies.

DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos opened the press conference with a lengthy statement as to how well-prepared Governor Pat McCrory is regarding the potential Ebola case. Wos indicated that the governor had spoken with New Jersey governor Christie this evening, presumably about contact tracing on the flight that arrived in Newark yesterday.

Dr. Wos seemed thrown off by a question about how the patient got to North Carolina from Newark. When she responded that it was a commercial bus, an unnamed official abruptly called the press conference to a close.”

Read more:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2014/11/02/potential-ebola-patient-being-tested-at-duke-results-monday-morning/

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21 responses to “Ebola screening for patient at Duke University Medical Center, Traveled from Liberia to Newark airport and Durham NC via commercial bus, Contact tracing to begin?

  1. “Anything than can go wrong will go wrong”…Murphy’s law

  2. CW…….
    Perhaps the Professionals at Duke will be able to do the job. It sounds as though they can. We will pray!

  3. AND NOW…….
    Miss Maynard has finally made it to Heaven. Thank God for at least one state having Dr.assisted self termination laws.I think in her case she made the right decision. When she passed she was among her relatives and friends. From my own experiences it is the most devasting thing that can happen in your life,especially when you are NOT PREPARED for it. It happened to my wife in 1981,but it still dwells in my mind. I have never forgotten her. That is why I sympathise with the survivors. I know all to well how they feel. We had been together 27 years

  4. CW……..
    I am also praying that SOON a general ebola vaccine will become available………one that we know is reliable. I think that a whole lot of Americans will finally ……..EXHALE! The first pharmaceutical company to get it right will be a huge winner.

  5. AND NOW…….
    …….ONE MORE DAY!…….to RETRIBUTION TIME. I will watch in GLEE as one by one or ,two by two the twisted,criminal BASTARDS who have SNEAKED into our government will receive a well placed size 12 upon their REAR ENDS……and it couldn’t happen to a MORE DESERVING PACK of A$$holes. Of late the OBVIOUS INCOMPETENCY has riddled both parties. I personally have already voted,but it wasn’t for RINOs, or DONKEYS. I am praying that the Conservatives retake the Senate. It will guarantee the removal of Harriet Reid from her position. I would add to this that maybe if we are lucky we will all get to watch Harriet leave and go back to Searchlight, Nevada, where she can sit all day in her rocker ,wring her hands, and whine “Oh the war is lost,oh the war is lost”. Go tell Aunt Hattie the old grey goose is dead.

  6. WEDNESDAY MORNING…..

    Senate Race:
    (R) 55…….(D) 45

    end of story.

  7. CHARLIE’S THE MAN…….

    To Tell the Truth
    Oct 24 | Posted by: Charlie | Tags: Obama

    To Tell The Truth

    One of the first things I was taught as a child was to tell the truth, no matter the consequences, no matter the ramifications. It was ingrained in me from my earliest remembrances and is as much a part of me as breathing.

    Now that’s not to say that I didn’t stray from the straight and narrow occasionally when I felt the untruth was to my advantage in my younger years, but soon found out that being caught in a lie was worse than whatever offense you were trying to avoid in the first place.

    Another thing about lying is that it sets off a chain reaction of other lies to cover the original one, the “oh what a tangled web” syndrome that inevitably ends in discovery and embarrassment.

    Nothing breeds distrust like a lie, nothing undermines confidence in a person or a government like being lied to or told half-truths and you get to the point that you don’t really trust anything that person says.

    It seems that cover ups, partial truths and outright lying has become an acceptable way of doing business with the federal government and although it is not new, the Obama administration has elevated it to an art form.

    One of the most amateurish attempts at pulling the wool over the public’s eyes was the lie about the Benghazi attacks being caused by some obscure film that was an insult to Islam, a film he quickly denounced. It was an insult to the intelligence of most Americans and a cruel farce to maintain, especially in the presence of the remains of those killed in the incident and their families.

    We were told that if Obamacare was not passed immediately it would have a catastrophic effect on the country and five years after the fact, President Obama is still delaying implementation of parts of it for purely political purposes.

    He told us that he believed marriage was only between a man and a woman and has become the all-time champion for same-sex marriage.

    He told us we could keep our own doctor and our own insurance plan; out and out lies that were only used to bait the trap.

    He told us there was not a smidgen of corruption at the IRS.

    He told Bashar Al-assad that if he crossed a line he would pay the price.

    Lies themselves are problem enough, but one of the most damaging ramifications of lying is the erosion of trust and the uncertainty of not knowing if we are being told the whole truth or some varnished lie that works to the advantage of the administration.

    America is facing a myriad of serious problems that need immediate and decisive attention and the procrastination of the Obama White House is maddening.

    The only cases of Ebola in America have roots in passengers from Ebola effected areas of the world flying into the U.S. on airplanes, yet the president tells us we really have nothing to fear from these flights.

    Do you believe him?

    Now a doctor in the largest city in the U.S. has tested positive for Ebola.

    Obama previously called the bloodthirsty ISIS the “JV team,” now he tells us that we can degrade and destroy the ISIS with air strikes only; while almost every seasoned military expert in the nation tells us it can’t be done without ground troops.

    Who do you believe?

    Obama tells us that the economy is rapidly improving while the real economic experts tell us that the only thing keeping our economy from completely tanking is the 25 or so billion dollars the Fed prints and buys federal bonds with every month.

    Who do you believe?

    The Obama Administration calls the massacre at Fort Hood “workplace violence” and the mainstream media has been quick to follow its lead and slap the same label on the recent beheading incident in Oklahoma.

    Do you believe them?

    Hats off to Canadian Prime Minister, Stephan Harper, for calling the recent incidents in that country “terrorism”. It’s good to know that one leader on the North American Continent knows how to tell the truth.

    “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32 The Holy Bible

    What do you think?

    Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

    God Bless America

    Charlie Daniels
    —————————————————————————————————–
    And may God Bless Charlie Daniels for telling the TRUTH.

  8. THE OLD INDIAN HAD IT RIGHT…….

    “One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, generosity, empathy, truth, compassion and faith.”

    The grandson thought about this for a minute and then asked the grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

    The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

    A Cherokee Proverb

  9. RMINNC…….
    Good afternoon sir,…….I would suspect that the TWO WOLVES story has been around for MANY MOONS!

  10. YEP…as long as the Indians have !!!!..maybe a little longer…lol

  11. YEP…as long as the Indians have !!!! maybe a little longer. lol

  12. Drudge is stating that the man in North Carolina has an initial negative Ebola test. They are keeping him in isolation until the follow up test is also negative.

  13. I have no doubt that this happens in every state, not just North Carolina………..

    Undercover Video Exposes Possible North Carolina Voter Fraud

    Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/new-undercover-video-just-exposed-point-voter-fraud-key-swing-state/#Qzyfd1thvxi6QtSG.99

  14. Feel Good Ad.

  15. Jonah | November 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm |

    I have no doubt that this happens in every state, not just North Carolina………..

    Undercover Video Exposes Possible North Carolina Voter Fraud

    Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/new-undercover-video-just-exposed-point-voter-fraud-key-swing-state/#Qzyfd1thvxi6QtSG.99
    ************************
    Jonah,
    Cheaters and liars are who they are, and I think it’s time to break out the indelible ink, just like they had in Iraq, then we’ll see a rash of blind democrat poll watchers.

    Dems showed their true colors when they controlled all three branches of government and went wild on spending, (stealing), now they are about to receive their payback in the form of a pink slip. Sad part is, they will still get paid.

  16. Thanks Jonah.

  17. Check out the picture of the “poster child” for the Muslim Brotherhood.
    ****************

    UK Targets Muslim Brotherhood
    The United Kingdom has begun targeting the Muslim Brotherhood, the radical Islamist organization.

    Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/uk-targets-muslim-brotherhood/#PUOUEDz8ODHXf43l.99

  18. This May Be The Most Awkward (And Unintentionally Inappropriate) Political Headline Of The Season

    Politico seems to have the distinction of publishing the most awkwardly hilarious story headline title of this political campaign season:

    “Bill Clinton Plugs Kay Hagan in N.C..”

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/11/02/politico-headline-bill-clinton-plugs-kay-hagan-nc?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=marketing&utm_campaign=politico-headline

  19. bob strauss | November 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm |

    Bob, the pickins must be slim if that’s all old Wild Bill can get; Miss America she ain’t. Hope she loses her proverbial shirt on Tuesday.

    BTW, the funeral was held today for Boston’s five-term Mayor, Tom Menino who died last week after a long battle with cancer. Many ‘dignitaries’ showed up including ‘Plugs’ Biden and ‘Lurch’ Kerry, but the best ‘celeb’ was Wild Bill (thank goodness I work across town).

    One of my coworkers was prowling the halls this afternoon hollering ‘Lock up your daughters; Bill Clinton’s in town.’

    Truer words were never spoken…

  20. Post- Ebola Syndrome Persists After Cure
    (ABC Liz Neporent)

    Monday, November 03, 2014 11:36AM
    West Africans fortunate to survive Ebola may go on to develop what’s being called “post-Ebola syndrome,” characterized by vision loss and long-term poor health, a doctor told a World health Organization.

    “We are seeing a lot of people with vision problems,” Dr. Margaret Nanyonga, a psycho-social support officer for WHO, said at a conference in Sierra Leone last week. “Some complain of clouded vision, but for others the visual loss is progressive. I have seen two people who are now blind.”

    Approximately 50 percent of Ebola survivors she has treated in Kenema, Sierra Leone’s third-largest city, report declining health after fighting off the deadly virus, Nanyonga said. Besides deteriorating vision, they are complaining of body aches, chest pain, headaches and fatigue. This is consistent with symptoms experienced by survivors in previous outbreaks, she said.

    Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert who is a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, said he was not aware of a post-Ebola syndrome but was not surprised that health of West African Ebola survivors deteriorates after recovery.

    “You can imagine when people recover from Ebola there will be a period of time when they are fatigued, particularly if they have led a rough existence of poverty and poor nutrition,” he said.

    Though he was not aware of any survivors having vision problems, he speculated that the virus could attack the blood vessels that line the interior walls of the eyes. Without thorough eye exams — which he doubted are happening in places like Sierra Leone — he said he was hesitant to pin the reason for loss of vision on Ebola.

    There are very few scientific reports looking at the ongoing health problems of those who are cured of Ebola. In one small study, a majority of 29 people who survived a 1995 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported a significant amount of joint pain, muscle aches and fatigue. They were still experiencing deteriorating health up to a year and a half after recovery, the researchers found.

    Support for survivors is gradually emerging, including a post-Ebola clinic in Kenema to deal with survivors’ psychological and social needs, according to WHO. Nanyonga said she had developed an assessment tool to track common and disabling symptoms.

    “We need to understand why these symptoms persist, whether they are caused by the disease or treatment, or perhaps the heavy disinfection,” she said.

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