Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

Dead news? Not for a second, the threat still exists

Dead news? Not for a second, the threat still exists

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via: http://news.sky.com/story/1393826/sierra-leone-braced-for-increase-in-ebola-cases

As we in the first World get ready to buy presents and spend time laughing and having fun with family and friends the Ebola Virus is still a HUGE Danger to us all. It has been removed from MANY countries with the USA being one. Sadly Sierra Leone is being hammered still, thousands more die each week there and families (Can you blame them) there are not handing in loved ones with Ebola symptoms. I say “Can we blame them” because how hard it is to say goodbye knowing you are handing over your loved one to die. Turn the coin around and you say “Well they are maybe going to infect the entire family” And this is where the danger still lurks for us all. It is under control Ebola  but readers please understand it won’t take much to go Global in a week again. We must stay vigilant and understand the danger for a species pandemic is still there. W.H.O and the C.D.C are saying this much still. I believe there was a possible Ebola case in the USA a few weeks ago and this may be my next blog. I will also address this issue here, the USA buying MILLIONS of 3 person, plastic coffins. Remember this: https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/usa-i-warned-you-about-fema-camps-and-coffins-bought-in-millions/

Expert Doctor says CDC is lying about Ebola virus

Via Karen Elliott on You Tube

Fears of a sharp increase of cases mean even those who have not died from the disease are being buried in Ebola graveyards

Sierra Leone, caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis, is bracing itself for a sharp increase in cases of the killer disease over the Christmas period. The Government is so worried about the situation it has outlawed any seasonal public celebrations and will be putting soldiers on the street to make sure no one disobeys the directive. The outbreak of the virus, which began a year ago in neighbouring Guinea and quickly spread to Liberia, is now dominating the lives of everyone in Sierra Leone.

The western part of the country, including the capital Freetown where around a third of the population of more than six million lives, is bearing the brunt of the current upturn in cases. Authorities have instigated what they call the “Western Surge” to redouble efforts to try to keep the virus at bay.

Ebola Poet Weeps For Loved Ones

Ebola Poet Weeps For Loved Ones

Eunice Peacock, of the District Ebola Response Centre (DERC), admits they are “running to catch up” with the rate of the spread of the disease and would not be drawn on when it would be brought under control. One of the biggest problems is a refusal by what some claim is up to 80% of the population, a figure disputed by the government, to even acknowledge Ebola is real. One of the scores of operators at the UK-funded 117 Ebola telephone reporting line said many of the calls she takes are pranks or abusive. “They will use abusive language on you, they’ll say Ebola is lie, lie, you’re just taking money, most of them that is what they say,” she said. “They don’t believe. Most of the people they don’t believe in the Ebola stuff.”

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An Ebola Clinic that is running out of beds and medications 

Ebola Report Dec 16: Permanent Epidemic, Ebola Lie, 4 year old Sweetie-Sweetie

Via spinnerky2 on You Tube

The genuine calls get pushed on to the DERC where they are followed up either as live cases or burials. One of the burial units is run by the Red Cross and again funded by the UK. It aims to get everybody reported to it collected and buried in the central Ebola cemetery within 24 hours. Even those who have not died from the virus are collected and treated as if they had the disease – which means getting accurate figures for the number of Ebola deaths is difficult. We went out with Burial Team 7 into the Wellington area of Freetown – up steep, winding tracks where even four wheel drive vehicles struggled to pass.

Sierra Leone and Guinea Ebola

Sierra Leone and Guinea Ebola

Sierra Leone and Guinea Ebola

Via TV2Africa on You Tube

There we went to the home of Alie Kamara, a 63-year-old father of 16, who had died on the morning we arrived. He had been ill for some time. His family said they had a certificate saying he was free of Ebola – but the body retrieval team still put on their protective suits to salvage Alie’s remains before disinfecting the house. His body was put into two sealed bags after a short Muslim blessing before being lifted on to the back of a truck to be taken to the graveyard. The team moved on to the next body. Here the daughter of 70-year old Allieu Koroma, Marie, was hysterically throwing herself to the ground. Again there was no suggestion of Ebola, though there were raised eyebrows when the dead man’s wife suggested he too had a medical certificate proving he was free of Ebola, but that “rats had eaten it”.

As with Alie, Allieu’s body was swabbed, double bagged and put on to the back of the truck. The bodies of two confirmed Ebola victims were then picked up from a hospital before the team travelled on to a graveyard. The World War II cemetery has been disused for years, but is now Freetown’s central Ebola burial site. There is row after row of freshly filled graves, side by side with row after row of empty ones awaiting a body. No sooner than Burial Team 7 placed Alie and Allieu into their respective final resting places, another group from a different aid organisation turned up to do the same for their Ebola dead.

Preparing a hospital for the Ebola virus disease
Via Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada on You Tube

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ebola-virus-tricks-the-body-and-strips-victims-of-dignity-9924730.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/12/15/370446566/endless-ebola-endemic-thats-the-risk-we-face-now-cdc-says

http://www.panapress.com/Nigeria–ECOWAS-leaders-differ-on-Ebola-death-toll–12-630415254-144-lang2-index.html

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*BREAKING** Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fears

Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) dressed in Ebola virus protections outfits stand near a stretcher placed inside an ambulance during a press presentation

Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) dressed in Ebola virus protections outfits

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

(Reuters) – A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday.  “Her next stop was going to be here in New York,” Christie said during a news conference announcing the mandatory quarantine policy. “A quarantine order will be issued.” Christie’s remarks about the quarantined healthcare worker were first reported by CNBC.

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2 Americans, 1 Spanish Nurse Cured Of Ebola, As Sign’s Of World Pandemic Slow

Ashoka Mukpo is thankful for the treatment that saved his life

Ashoka Mukpo is thankful for the treatment that saved his life

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Well it looks like Ebola is calming down very fast in the USA, THANKFULLY! No reports now in 5 days since President Obama asked the Media to calm down with every story of a person sick on a plane and other stories, frightening people and giving people like me Ebola news to write about. https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/obama-warns-americans-against-ebola-hysteria/ Pretty much since that speech, there have been not one new report or scare. This is good, 2 Countries in Africa, Senegal and Nigeria are now Ebola free Countries, so I think we, as a World have beaten Ebola. I hope I am not speaking too soon. In West Africa a few Countries are still struggling badly, so we remain vigilant, but this here is fantastic news anyway you tell it, lets hope and pray this trend continues over the coming weeks, we must however still listen to the CDC and W.H.O The World Health Organisation said just 10 days ago it will spread worse.

W.H.O and CDC Have both said in the last 10/14 days Ebola will spread to around 10,000 infected a day

A photojournalist has been cured of Ebola as the United States tightens restrictions on travellers from West African countries. Ashoka Mukpo, who was working as a freelance cameraman for NBC News in Monrovia, Liberia, when he fell ill, will go home on Wednesday. In a statement, the 33-year-old American said he was humbled by his recovery.

“Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I’ve been. I’m very happy to be alive.”

Eight people including Mr Mukpo have or are being treated for ebola in the US; one of whom, a man from Liberia, has died.

Ebola screening office at JFK airport

Ebola screening office at JFK airport

One of the two nurses infected with the virus while treating a Liberian patient in Dallas is now faring better, the National Institutes of Health said on Tuesday.

Nina Pham’s condition has been upgraded from fair to good. Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, which is treating the second nurse, Amber Vinson, has so far has not given an update on her condition. Her mother said she remained weak, without offering further details. The stories of recovery came amid news that passengers travelling to the US from three West African countries must enter the country through one of five airports. The designated airports are New York’s Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington’s Dulles, Chicago’s O’Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta. Each of these hospitals implemented enhanced ebola screenings earlier this month. Government officials said about 94% of the estimated 150 daily passengers from the stricken region pass through those five airports. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said the decision was based on the department’s “ongoing response to prevent the spread of Ebola to the United States”.

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Ebola crisis: Spanish nurse Teresa Romero cured of virus after final test clears her

Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is cured from Ebola

Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is cured from Ebola

A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus according to doctors treating her. “She is now cured,” Dr Jose Ramon Arribas, head of Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital’s infectious diseases unit, told reporters. The diagnosis of Teresa Romero, 44, on October 6 sparked fears that the disease would spread through Europe. But Dr Arribas gave the nurse the all clear and declared “the criteria set by the World Health Organisation for curing the Ebola virus have been fulfilled”. She has had two negative tests in the past 48 hours indicating she was now clear of Ebola, after being in isolation in hospital since contracting the disease.

Ms Romero was one of the nursing staff at the Carlos III hospital who treated two elderly Spanish missionaries who caught the disease in West Africa and died in Madrid in August and September. It is believed she was given human serum containing antibodies from Ebola survivors and other drugs. Despite being cleared she will remain in hospital until she has fully recovered. Ms Romero’s husband Javier Limon and another 14 people who had contact with her before she was diagnosed are under observation at the hospital but none has yet shown symptoms. Dr Arribas said a specialist laboratory confirmed that a fourth and final round of tests had shown her to be clear of the virus.

The news sparked relief after two tense weeks which raised public sympathy for the nurse and questions about safety procedures and public spending cuts in Spain’s health sector. “Someone surviving the Ebola virus is always a cause for celebration,” said Marta Arsuaga, one of the doctors who have been working round the clock treating Ms Romero. Dr Arribas said that according to WHO guidelines, officials will have to wait until 42 days after the curing of the last infected patient to declare the country free of Ebola. Ebola, which begins with fever and can then escalate to diarrhoea, vomiting, internal bleeding and organ failure, has killed more than 4,500 people.

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US funnels travellers from Ebola-hit nations to five airports

Airports

Flights from West Africa arrive here, as Obama finally acts on air travel

Meanwhile, a US photojournalist infected with Ebola in Liberia is now free of the virus and will go home, the Nebraska hospital treating him said. “Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling feeling,” said Ashoka Mukpo, who was working as a freelance cameraman for NBC News in Monrovia when he fell ill. Travellers entering the United States whose trips originated in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must now fly into one of five airports that have enhanced screening in place. The restrictions will subject affected travellers to temperature tests among other protocols at New York’s JFK, New Jersey’s Newark, Washington Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago’s O’Hare international airports. Those airports account for about 94 per cent of the passengers flying to the United States from the Ebola-hit nations. The restrictions, announced by the US department of homeland security, will take effect from Wednesday (US time) and apply to all travellers, including US citizens and those who would have arrived by land or sea.

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Dallas nurse infected with Ebola faring better

Nina Pham is also showing signs of recovery

Nina Pham is also showing signs of recovery

US health authorities said the condition of a nurse infected with Ebola has been upgraded to good. Nina Pham was one of two nurses in Dallas who became infected with Ebola while treating Liberian patient Thomas Duncan, who died of the disease on October 8. “Ms Pham’s clinical status has been upgraded from fair to good,” the National Institutes of Health said in a statement. No additional details were available at this time, it added. Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, which is treating the second nurse, Amber Vinson, so far has not given an update on her condition. Her mother said on Monday she remained weak, without offering further details.

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http://news.sky.com/story/1357769/us-photojournalist-is-cured-of-ebola-virus

http://www.lbc.co.uk/us-photojournalist-is-cured-of-ebola-virus-99093

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/20/health/ebola-outbreak-roundup/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-22/spanish-ebola-nurse-cured-as-us-imposes-tighter-screening-restr/5831670

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/health/2014/10/21/spanish-nurse-aide-teresa-romero-declared-officially-free-ebola-but-still-very/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2801769/Ebola-U-S-worries-economy-jobs-poll.html

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Ebola – Official ‘The White House’ Email To US Citizens – How To Prepare For Ebola

 

 

 

 

 

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Ebola: What you need to know

At a time when Ebola is all over the news and it’s easy for misinformation to get interpreted as truth, make sure you have the clear-cut facts.

Here’s what our public health officials are saying about the Ebola virus — get informed, and share this information where everyone can see it.

  1. You CAN’T get Ebola through:
  2. The only way a person can get Ebola is through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is already showing symptoms of the disease.
  3. If a person does not have symptoms, they are not contagious.
  • Casual contact with someone who has no symptoms of the disease
  • Air
  • Water
  • Food in the U.S.

As President Obama, leadership at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other senior officials have reiterated, the chances of a widespread Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low.

Still, you don’t want to be misinformed about Ebola. Find out more about how we’re responding to the disease, and the domestic and international efforts to contain and end the epidemic.

You can visit the CDC for more information on our response to Ebola and call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) for additional inquiries.

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I would love to believe this but how did 2 Nurses wearing hazmat suits at all times get infected? That is a problem to this official email right away. I use logic at all times, so lets use Logic. This MUST be airborn in some cases. People in full hazmat suits should not be catching this, this tells me, it’s in the air. Think about it. Don’t just believe an email or the news, think for yourself. Logic tells us these 2 nurses who have never been to Africa in their lives got infected. WHY? I don’t know the answer, but this email is not helpful. If I had a brain and lived in the USA, I would be questioning how Ebola managed to get into the WORLDS SUPERPOWER so easy. Want me to tell you America? BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE COST MONEY AND SADLY IN AMERICA THE MEDICAL SYSTEM DOESN’T PAY OUT. This is the VERY HARSH reason Ebola will reach all corners of the USA….MONEY! GREED! POWER! – USE LOGIC!! 

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Nurses call for more training in Ebola fight

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US Nurses are not happy, rightly so!

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

AUSTIN — Most health care workers here have long known about the Ebola virus, but never had to deal with it. In that sense, “Ebola is new to us,” said Cindy Zolnierek, executive director of the Texas Nurses Association. Now one of their own is sickened with Ebola. While Zolnierek said Nina Pham is “in our thoughts,” she added that many nurses also are thinking of their own health. “They are concerned… and they should be,” said Stacey Cropley, director of Practice at the Texas Nurses Association. That organization — which represents more than 7,000 Texas nurses — is calling for more training, and is urging health care workers to speak up to hospital management whenever they have questions or concerns about safety. “The only way you do that is to get people comfortable with being transparent,” said Joyce Batcheller, nurse and president of CNO Solutions, a health care executive recruitment company.

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She said fostering the kind of transparency that might help make the Ebola response better starts by investigating when things go wrong, but avoiding the blame game. Many health care workers weren’t happy with recent comments by Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection, that the Dallas nurse contracted Ebola after a “breach in protocol.” “When you say there was a ‘breach,’ that sounds like the nurse thought, ‘Let me mess this up,’ and that’s not true,” Batcheller said. Pham, 26, became infected while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the USA. Pham is the first person known to contract the disease in the USA. She issued a brief statement through Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital saying she is “doing well” and thanking the medical team providing her care.

“I’m doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers,” the statement said. “I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world here.” Frieden said Tuesday that officials have thus far failed to determine how Pham contracted the virus during treatment of Duncan. Officials with the Texas Nurses Association are speaking out, hoping to give voice to the professionals who work silently inside the hazmat suits doing the hard, stressful and often dirty work. Those who have come into contact with Ebola patients at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas have been required to shower after each patient interaction. Their colleagues have been banding together to make that precautionary procedure a little less of a chore. “The other nurses are buying them high-end bath products, so there is that kind of caretaking that is really wonderful to see,” Zolnierek said.

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U.S. health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever

Ebola

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(Reuters) – A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus. The nurse, Amber Vinson, 29, flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, the day before she was diagnosed with Ebola, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Vinson told the CDC her temperature was 99.5 Fahrenheit (37.5 Celsius). Since that was below the CDC’s temperature threshold of 100.4F (38C), “she was not told not to fly,” the source said. The news was first reported by CNN. Chances that other passengers were infected were very low because Vinson did not vomit on the flight and was not bleeding, but she should not have been aboard, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden told reporters

Not a big Fox News fan as I believe they scare the USA! Anyway

Congress will hold a hearing on Thursday on the U.S. response to Ebola, with Frieden and other officials scheduled to testify.

Vinson was isolated immediately after reporting a fever on Tuesday, Texas Department of State Health Services officials said. She had treated Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola on Oct. 8 and was the first patient diagnosed with the virus in the United States. Vinson was transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta by air ambulance and will be treated in a special isolation unit. Three other people have been treated there and two have been discharged, the hospital said in a statement. Television images showed Vinson walking from an ambulance to an Emory hospital door with an escort, both of them in protective clothing. Vinson, a worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, had taken a Frontier Airlines flight to Cleveland from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Friday. She returned to Dallas on Monday aboard Frontier Flight 1143. The CDC said it was asking the more than 130 passengers who were also on the flight to call a CDC hotline.

LOW LIKELIHOOD OF OUTBREAK

In Washington, President Barack Obama said the likelihood of a widespread Ebola outbreak was “very, very low.” But he pledged a more aggressive response to U.S. Ebola cases. Obama met with Cabinet officials to discuss the government’s response after canceling trips to various U.S. states on Wednesday and Thursday to focus on the Ebola crisis. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said Obama should consider a temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries suffering from an Ebola outbreak.

At least 4,493 people, predominantly in West Africa, have died in the worst Ebola outbreak since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus can cause fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea, and spreads through contact with bodily fluids. Vinson’s trip to visit family members in Ohio put a second U.S. metropolitan area on Ebola alert. She is related to three Kent State University employees and the school’s health services director, Dr. Angela DeJulius, said they had been asked to remain off campus for 21 days.

They will monitor themselves for possible symptoms of Ebola, she said.

Cleveland Clinic and the Metro Health System said they had put on paid leave employees, mostly nurses, who were on Vinson’s flight to Cleveland from Dallas. They were returning from a nursing conference in Texas. The Ohio health department said the CDC was sending staff to Ohio to help coordinate Ebola efforts. U.S. airlines stocks tumbled again on Wednesday on renewed fears of a drop-off in air travel. Ebola concerns also contributed to a 1 percent drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was under pressure from global economic worries. Over the weekend, nurse Nina Pham, 26, became the first person to be infected with Ebola in the United States. She had cared for Duncan during much of his 11 days in the hospital.

National Nurses United, which is both a union and a professional association for U.S. nurses, said on Tuesday that the hospital lacked protocols to deal with an Ebola patient.

‘PILED TO THE CEILING’

Basic principles of infection control were violated by both the hospital’s Infectious Disease Department and CDC officials, the nurses said in a statement, with no one picking up hazardous waste “as it piled to the ceiling.” The hospital said in a statement that it had instituted measures to create a safe working environment and it was reviewing and responding to the nurses’ criticisms. The hospital also said it would offer a room to any affected worker who wanted to avoid the possibility of exposing other people to the Ebola virus. Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief clinical officer for Texas Health Resources, which includes Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, will apologize on Thursday for mistakes made in treating Duncan, the man who died of Ebola in Dallas. “We did not correctly diagnose his symptoms as those of Ebola. We are deeply sorry,” he said in online testimony prepared for the congressional hearing. The Dallas County Commissioners Court is set on Thursday to discuss whether to ask Governor Rick Perry to declare a local emergency. The declaration would help reimburse Dallas County for expenses related to Ebola. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said at a news conference that Vinson, the second infected nurse, lived alone and health officials moved quickly to clean affected areas and to alert her neighbors and friends. A decontamination could be seen taking place at her residence.

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CDC, USA: Second Texas health care worker with Ebola traveled to Ohio

CDC: Ebola patient shouldn't have flown

CDC: Ebola patient shouldn’t have flown

(CNN) — The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say. Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with Ebola, the worker was not allowed to travel on a commercial plane with other people, said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The worker had a temperature of 99.5 Fahrenheit (37.5 Celsius) before she boarded her flight, he added. Health care workers who had been exposed to Duncan were undergoing self-monitoring. They were allowed to travel but not on a commercial plane with other people, Frieden said.

Moving forward, the CDC will ensure that no one else in such a situation travels outside of a closed environment, he said. The worker is Amber Vinson, 29, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She was confirmed to have Ebola overnight. Now, she will be transferred from the Dallas hospital to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which has successfully treated two other patients. It is now treating a third: a male health care worker who was infected in Sierra Leone. Vinson is “ill but clinically stable,” Frieden said. The first Dallas health care worker with Ebola, Nina Pham, is in “improved condition,” Frieden said. It has not been determined whether she will be transferred to another facility. Both Dallas health workers had “extensive contact” with Duncan on October 28-30, when he had “extensive production of body fluids” such as vomit and diarrhea, Frieden told reporters in a conference call.

CDC wants to interview passengers

The risk of exposure to the passengers who were on the plane with Vinson is low, since she did not yet have symptoms, health officials said Wednesday. The Ebola virus is not contagious before symptoms set in. Still, the CDC wants to interview all 132 passengers who were on the plane with her. “Because of the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning, CDC is reaching out to passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth Oct. 13,” the CDC said in a statement. The flight landed Monday at 8:16 p.m. CT. The woman “exhibited no symptoms or sign of illness while on Flight 1143, according to the crew,” Frontier Airlines said in a statement. Vinson flew from Dallas-Fort Worth to Cleveland a week ago, on October 8, said Toinette Parrilla, director of the Cleveland Department of Public Health. Frontier Airlines, however, said she traveled to Ohio on October 10 — and specifically asked people who may have been on a flight on that date to contact the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). The CDC, in a joint news release with Frontier, said it wanted to speak only with passengers on the October 13 flight. The CDC later confirmed to CNN that it is “only interested” in the passengers on Flight 1143. The October 13 flight was cleaned thoroughly after it landed, “per our normal procedures which is consistent with CDC guidelines,” the airline said. After the airline was informed of the Ebola patient, the plane was removed from service. After going through decontamination, the plane was going back into service on Wednesday, Ricky Smith, Cleveland’s Director of Port Control, said at a news conference. Both the CDC and the airline were comfortable that it was safe to resume operations, he said.

In a sign of growing concerns about Ebola, President Barack Obama canceled trips to New Jersey and Connecticut on Wednesday to convene a meeting at the White House of Cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s response to the outbreak.

Hospital denies ‘institutional problem’

Vinson, who lives alone, is in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The news that she contracted Ebola cast further doubt on the hospital’s ability to handle the virus and protect employees. It’s the same hospital that initially sent Duncan home, even though he had a fever and had traveled from West Africa. By the time he returned to the hospital, his symptoms had worsened. He died while being treated by medical staff, including the two women who have contracted the disease. “I don’t think we have a systematic institutional problem,” Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer of Texas Health Resources, told reporters, facing questions about the hospital’s actions. Medical staff “may have done some things differently with the benefit of what we know today,” he said, adding, “no one wants to get this right more than our hospital.” People in the Vinson’s office building were informed when officials went door to door, and also through early morning reverse 911 calls, officials said. The health care worker had no pets, authorities said.

More than 120 being monitored

Seventy-five health care workers in Dallas are being monitored for any Ebola symptoms, Varga said. Separately, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who is overseeing the response efforts, said 48 other people in the community still are being monitored after having contact with Duncan, who was Dallas’ first Ebola patient. Those 48 are asymptomatic, and Sunday will mark the end of the window in which they could get sick. The second worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said. The virus is not contagious before there are symptoms. A preliminary Ebola test was done late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and the results came back around midnight. A second test will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  “Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored,” the health department said. The worker’s apartment and car will be cleaned Wednesday, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.

Official: Duncan should have been moved

An official close to the situation says that in hindsight, Duncan should have been transferred immediately to either Emory University Hospital in Atlanta or Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Those hospitals are among only four in the country that have biocontainment units and have been preparing for years to treat a highly infectious disease like Ebola. “If we knew then what we know now about this hospital’s ability to safely care for these patients, then we would have transferred him to Emory or Nebraska,” the official told CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen. “I think there are hospitals that are more than ready, but I think there are some that are not.”

Troubling allegations

Also Tuesday, National Nurses United made troubling allegations about the hospital, claiming “guidelines were constantly changing” and “there were no protocols” about how to deal with the deadly virus.” “The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were not in place, and that those protocols are not in place anywhere in the United States as far as we can tell,” NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro said. “We’re deeply alarmed.” Nurses were told to wrap their necks with medical tape when equipment left their necks exposed; they felt unsupported and unprepared, and they received no hands-on training, union co-president Deborah Burger said. A Texas Health Presbyterian spokesman did not respond to the specific allegations but said patient and employee safety is the hospital’s top priority.

Global epidemic

While the Texas hospital deals with its third Ebola patient, the situation in West Africa is getting increasingly dire. A total of 4,493 people are confirmed to have died from Ebola this year, from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain and the United States, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. There could be 10,000 new Ebola cases per week in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea by the end of this year as the outbreak spreads, the WHO warned Tuesday.

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Glasgow Airport in Ebola scare after passenger complains of feeling unwell

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By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

SCOTS passengers arriving on a flight from Amsterdam were caught up in an Ebola scare on Tuesday– before it was ruled out as a routine check. Health officials removed a man from a KLM plane at Glasgow Airport just before 1pm after he complained of feeling ill. Passengers were kept onboard for half an hour as doctors checked him over. Despite passengers’ fears the plane was in quarantined, airport authorities quickly ruled out any link with the deadly Ebola virus. All passengers – including the sick man – were then released.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said Public Health Protection Unit were called to the scene.

A spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that the person involved did not show signs of infectious disease, and has been allowed to continue their journey, with advice to see their own GP regards a chronic medical condition. “Due to patient confidentiality we are unable to provide further details.” An airport spokesman said: “There was no Ebola and no plane was quarantined at any time. “A passenger arriving on a KLM flight from Amsterdam complained of feeling unwell. He was met by airport health doctor on arrival as a precautionary measure. “As per standard procedure they asked passengers to stay on board as the doctor attended and checked the passenger. “All passengers the disembarked and continued with their journal as normal, including the man who was feeling unwell.”

He added: “They remained on the aircraft for no more than 30 minutes.” A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Just after 1pm, police were called to Glasgow Aiport to assist partner agencies following the grounding of a plane which arrived from Amsterdam.” Health officials began screening passengers arriving at London’s Heathrow airport from Ebola-affected countries. The government said “a few passengers” had their temperatures checked and filled in a health questionnaire at Terminal 1.

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**BREAKING** Ebola: Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive

This was 5 days ago. As the news has said, we will know in a week to 10 days how badly this has spread

This was 3 days ago. As the news has said, we will know in a week to 10 days how badly this has spread

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

A hospital worker in Texas who treated a patient who died of ebola has tested positive for the disease. The unnamed person reported having a “low grade fever” on Friday and was then isolated, said officials. The worker had been caring for Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He died on Wednesday. Mr Duncan, 42, was originally sent home from hospital despite showing symptoms of ebola, and was only re-admitted when his condition deteriorated.  His case sparked panic about the possible spread of the virus in the US despite assurances from President Barack Obama the chances of that happening were “extraordinarily low”. “We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department Of State Health Services.  “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.” The US has begun screening patients entering through John F Kennedy airport in New York. It was the first of five airports to introduce the measures, brought in to give a layer of protection after the death of the first patient diagnosed with ebola on US soil.

Second CONFIRMED Case Of Ebola In The U.S. Texas hospital worker tests positive for Ebola

The four other airports – Newark, Chicago’s O’Hare, Washington Dulles and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – are due to begin the checks next week. In Texas, health officials said they had interviewed the unnamed patient and were trying to identify contacts. They said people who had contact with the health care worker after symptoms emerged would be monitored.  Meanwhile, nurses and physician assistants in Liberia, one of the country’s worst hit by the outbreak, have threatened to go on strike over “hazard pay”. George Williams, leader of the National Health Workers Association, said members were demanding $700 (£436) per month in hazard pay on top of their monthly salaries, which are generally around $200 or $300. Monthly hazard pay is currently less than $500.  In Spain, an assistant nurse infected with ebola is showing signs of “slight improvement”. But Teresa Romero’s prognosis remains serious and further complications could not be ruled out, according to the country’s government.

Pestilence : Health Care worker at Dallas Texas Hospital tests positive for Ebola

 

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USA – German Dr Accuses CDC Of Lies – Ebola Could Kill 10’s Of Millions And It Is Air born

CDC Director Tom Frieden speaking to a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Ebola virus

CDC Director Tom Frieden speaking to a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Ebola virus

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Here is an American You Tube, well known user giving her thoughts from inside the USA where, Africa aside it has taken toll the Worst. I know many American people refuse to look at bad news or debate it and a sentence I hear a lot from American people is “What can I do” Take Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, Garlic, Nano Silver. The only way Ebola will not kill America in a year is if YOU the people take action. Place bleached towels on the entrance to your home, clean your hands with Hospital grade hand gel, wash a lot, and just be vigilant. So America you CAN help. The reason I am speaking to America here is you are very close to a PANDEMIC, this is 100x worse than an EPIDEMIC. America there are many cases not yet seen you as the Media are not scaring you and I can’t blame them as it is awful. I said 2 days before the main stream media. I reported it on Monday 6th https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/breaking-ebola-patient-in-dallas-has-died-reports/ This is Wednesday 8th when the media FINALLY ran the story http://abcnews.go.com/Health/texas-ebola-patient-thomas-eric-duncan-died/story?id=26045360 Many people think there are lies being told by the CDC and the video below is of a German Ebola expert telling the truth, it is reported. Basically a German based CDC Dr is accusing the CDC of understating the severity of Ebola Worldwide in a huge way – CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola is hitting Worldwide and every day new cases are being reported. I said a week ago we will know in 21 days how bad this really is, so 10 to 14 days we will know, but the experts expect it to kill 50,000,000 (That is 50 Million) people, less or more depending on where you read, this is an average. AT LEAST WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW!

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NEW YORK – A group of German medical doctors in a peer-reviewed medical journal article published by Oxford University Press have challenged a key assumption regarding the Ebola virus repeatedly asserted by Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  The researchers found that a patient showing no symptoms of the disease can still transmit a virus like Ebola by air if droplets containing the virus are transmitted to another person by a sneeze or cough.

As WND reported Tuesday, the World Health Organization has admitted that “wet and bigger droplets from a heavily infected individual, who has respiratory symptoms caused by other conditions or who vomits violently could transmit the Ebola virus over a short distance to another nearby person.” WHO said it could happen when “virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing onto the mucus membranes or skin with cuts or abrasions of another person.” Still, WHO added a qualification, insisting the transmission of Ebola by sneezing or coughing is not within its definition of airborne transmission.

News broke Wednesday morning that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, had died in Dallas. The victim’s home neighborhood in the Liberian capital, meanwhile, remained under quarantine. Later Wednesday, a Texas sheriff’s deputy was rushed to the hospital in Frisco, Texas, with Ebola symptoms after delivering a quarantine notice to the apartment where Duncan was staying. WND reported Wednesday Liberia is preventing journalists from reporting Ebola-related stories from health care centers in the country unless they obtain written permission from the government. The news came as the World Health Organization issued a statement warning that the officially reported decline in new cases in Liberia over the past three weeks “is unlikely to be genuine,” because problems with data gathering continue.

‘Not easily detected’

The German physicians, led by Dr. Timm H. Westhoff of the Department of Nephrology at the Carité Campus Benjamin Franklin in Berlin, noted in a virology blog published Feb. 12, 2009, that acute viral infections such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever may cause little or no clinical symptoms in a so-called “inapparent infection” yet may be contagious. “A well-known example is poliovirus: over 90% are without infections,” Westhoff and his colleagues continued. “During an inapparent infection, sufficient virus replication occurs in the host to induce antiviral antibodies, but not enough to cause disease. Such infections are important for the spread of infection, because they are not easily detected.” Westhoff and his colleagues then made the key point that individuals with an inapparent infection, showing no symptoms, can yet spread diseases such as polio.

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“During the height of the polio epidemic in the United States, the quarantine of paralyzed patients had no effect on the spread of the disease, because 99 percent of the infected individuals had no symptoms and were leading normal lives spreading infection.” Westhoff and his colleagues also discussed the risk of spreading Ebola by sneezing or coughing.

“An example of a classic acute infection is uncomplicated influenza,” the medical doctors noted. “Virus particles are inhaled in droplets produced by sneezing or coughing, and begin replicating in ciliated columnar epithelial cells of the respiratory tract. As new infectious virions are produced, they spread to neighboring cells.” The point was clear: “Inapparent infections probably are important features of pathogens that are well-adapted to their hosts. They replicate sufficiently to endure the spread to new hosts, but not enough to damage the host and prevent transmission.” Westhoff and his associates conclude: “Acute viral infections are responsible for epidemics of disease involving millions of individuals each year, such as influenza and measles. When vaccines are not available, acute infections are difficult to control – most are complete by the time the patient feels ill, and the virus has already spread to another host.”

GERMAN DOCTOR : CDC LYING – DON’T HAVE TO HAVE SYMPTOMS TO SPREAD EBOLA; HHS – “THERE WILL BE MORE” AND IT IS AIRBORN, IT WILL KILL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. THIS WILL LAST MONTHS AND WE ‘HOPE’ WE CAN GET IT UNDER CONTROL

The German physicians published in 2008 the fundamental medical research that formed the basis for their blog comments, demonstrating kidney-transplant patients could carry the norovirus infection that is common in cases of acute gastroenteritis, even if the patient was asymptomatic. Westhoff’s 2008 study provided “the first evidence” that norovirus, typically a self-limiting disease of short duration, can cause chronic infection in renal transplant recipients,” even when there are no symptoms of acute gastroenteritis evident in the patient. Dr. Norman M. Balog, D.O., a board-certified family doctor practicing in Silver Spring, Maryland, brought the research of the German medical team to the attention of WND as evidence that the CDC’s Frieden could not prove his assertion air travel was safe as long as a person infected with Ebola were not showing symptoms. An infected person can go as long as 21 days in an incubation period before being infected.

“Dr. Freiden is either completely uninformed of this research,” Balog explained to WND in an exclusive telephone interview, “or he is deliberately lying because he does not want to panic the general public.” Balog pointed out that asymptomatic carriers of diseases infecting others is a phenomenon that has been widely documented in virology studies for decades. “There’s a good potential that on any given day a person you may shake hands with will have Strep Group A Streptococcus that causes sore throats,” he pointed out. “Shaking hands you take the risk you are going to get the Streptococcus virus, even if the person you shook hands with looked perfectly well.” Balog explained to WND much of the fundamental research on Ebola, including the conditions under which asymptomatic carriers of the disease can infect others, has yet to be conducted and reported in peer-reviewed medical journals.

“Dr. Freiden and the CDC have been reassuring the American public from the beginning of the current outbreak that we can contain and control Ebola, no problem; but the first assurances were three continents ago,” he pointed out. “Now we have Ebola in the United States and in Spain. Where is Ebola going to show up next?” Balog was critical of the steps taken so far by the CDC to contain the Ebola outbreak. “Ebola is spreading a lot faster than anybody expected,” he said. “But even today we are not stopping people from West Africa from boarding international air flights; health officials in Dallas did not put up a fence around Duncan’s apartment complex; and it took several days before Dallas health authorities found anyone qualified to clean up the vomit outside Duncan’s apartment. And then the workers just washed the vomit down into the town storm drains.” Balog pointed out the medical literature on virology commonly says asymptomatic but infected individuals can spread a disease to others before showing any signs of being sick. “We have medical models that say a person is capable of secreting a virus like Ebola in bodily fluids before the person displays symptoms of the disease,” he stressed, “and that medical evidence is simply being ignored by Dr. Frieden and the CDC when the public is told repeatedly it’s OK to let Ebola-infected people fly as long as they don’t have a fever.”

http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/ebola-victims-without-symptoms-could-still-be-contagious/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2785514/Second-person-rushed-hospital-Ebola-symptoms-contact-patient-zero-Thomas-Duncan.html

http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/another-texas-patient-reports-ebola-symptoms/

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