Patient Tested In US Hospital
By Patricia Doyle
|Hello, Jeff - This CNN article tells us don't worry Ebola
is not airborne. Just like TB is NOT airborne. Well, it
Ebola is so hard to catch how come it is spreading across Africa and now
to the Middle East? Even people who barely had contact with Mr. Sawyer
the Liberian headed to Minnesota contracted Ebola.
Oh, but it is not airborne, that's right. Hard to catch (right)….
WHY IS THE US STILL ACCEPTING TRAVELERS FROM THE 4 AFRICAN COUNTRIES WITH THE RAGING EBOLA OUTBREAK?
No matter what the US does it is perceived as a racist country. We even have an 'African American' President. Still unrest prevails.
Sacrificing the population of the US by accepting travelers from West Africa will not cool the unrest. So, it would be smart to simply do what all of the other countries around the globe are doing including many African nations and that is, stop incoming travelers from Guinea, Sierra Leon, Liberia and now Nigeria. Had Nigeria not accepted flights from Liberia they would not have Ebola in the heart of the most populace city, Lagos.
Guess the US will be politically correct and simply accept an outbreak of Ebola before smarter heads prevail and travel stops.
I rest my case.
Patient tested in California for possible Ebola exposure
By Laura Ly - CNN
Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.
The unidentified patient is being isolated in a "specially equipped negative pressure room" at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center.
Trained staff are using protective equipment, coordinated with infectious disease specialists, to provide care for the patient, said Dr. Stephen M. Parodi, director of hospital operations at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, in a statement.
The patient is considered "low-risk" and tests are being conducted out of "an abundance of caution," the California Department of Public Health said. There are currently no confirmed cases of Ebola in the state, the agency said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be testing the patient's blood samples to determine whether the Ebola virus is present. All necessary precautions are being taken to safeguard other patients and staff, the hospital said.
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No further information about the patient has been released.
Earlier this month, a patient with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City for Ebola testing, but tested negative.
He recently traveled to a country in West Africa where Ebola has been reported, the hospital said in a statement.
In July, two Americans, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, became infected with the virus when working with Ebola patients in Liberia.
Both are currently being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Ebola doesn't spread through airborne or waterborne methods. It spreads through contact with organs and bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, urine and other secretions of infected people.
There is no FDA-approved treatment for Ebola, and Emory will use what isolation unit supervisor Dr. Bruce Ribner calls "supportive care." That means carefully tracking a patient's symptoms, vital signs and organ function and taking measures, such as blood transfusions and dialysis, to keep patients stable.
The Ebola virus causes viral hemorrhagic fever, which refers to a group of viruses that affect multiple organ systems in the body and are often accompanied by bleeding.
Early symptoms include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat. They later progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function -- and sometimes internal and external bleeding.
Emory's isolation unit aims to optimize care for those with highly infectious diseases and is one of four U.S. institutions capable of providing such treatment.
CNN's Faith Karimi and Dana Ford contributed to this report.
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