Ebola in the US – Updated

Posted: October 3, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Ebola made to the US through the power of sheer incompetence.

The US man left Liberia filling a false declaration (Liberia is actually charging him in absentia).

In the airport there is no screening and the hospital apparently did not ask him about his travels details before releasing him.

Consequences: in Texas there are approximately 100 person under scrutiny and in Utah a man has just been admitted to hospital under observation.

And a doctor, microbiologist from Springfield, Mo made a protest entering an airport in protective suit.

Definitely, apart incompetence, there is something wrong.

Mr. Duncan stayed out of the hospital for 24 hours and came in contact with 12/18 persons and now there are 100 person under observation at least.

If we still believe that ebola spreads only via bodily fluids, it means that the official authorities believes it can spread by sweat (so if you touch anybody with sweat, maybe even hands, you could be at risk).

If you take this into account, you understand why so many are under observations.

UPDATE

Directly from the CDC (Center of Desease Control)

 

Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States

October 1, 2014

Who this is for: Managers of 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), EMS Agencies, EMS systems, law enforcement agencies and fire service agencies as well as individual emergency medical services providers (including emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and medical first responders, such as law enforcement and fire service personnel).

What this is for: Guidance for handling inquiries and responding to patients with suspected Ebola symptoms, and for keeping workers safe.

How to use: Managers should use this information to understand and explain to staff how to respond and stay safe. Individual providers can use this information to respond to suspected Ebola patients and to stay safe.

Key Points:

  • The likelihood of contracting Ebola is extremely low unless a person has direct unprotected contact with the blood or body fluids (like urine, saliva, feces, vomit, SWEAT, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola or direct handling of bats or nonhuman primates from areas with Ebola outbreaks.
  • When risk of Ebola is elevated in their community, it is important for PSAPs to question callers about:
    • Residence in, or travel to, a country where an Ebola outbreak is occurring;
    • Signs and symptoms of Ebola (such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea); and
    • Other risk factors, like having touched someone who is sick with Ebola.
  • PSAPS should tell EMS personnel this information before they get to the location so they can put on the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) (described below).
  • EMS staff should check for symptoms and risk factors for Ebola. Staff should notify the receiving healthcare facility in advance when they are bringing a patient with suspected Ebola, so that proper infection control precautions can be taken.

Says right there can be transmitted by SWEAT. So also hands shaking. Better start to say hello Japanese style – bowing

 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.html

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