Wednesday, October 1, 2014

EBOLA ALERT: Sticky Post Update 2 Oct 2014 2:18PM EST

We will continually monitor Ebola news as requested by our followers. Here is what is known at this time:

2 Oct 2014
There are 2 potential cases of Ebola in the US. The first is in Texas (confirmed) and a second in Honolulu (unconfirmed). The subject in Texas flew on a United Airlines flight through Washington, DC and then on to Texas. The Honolulu case the subject flew from West Africa. The results of testing on the Honolulu case will be posted when it becomes public.

The Dallas Ebola case, involving a man who flew back to the United States last month from Liberia, has prompted national concern over the potential for a wider spread of the deadly virus from West Africa, where at least 3,338 people have died in the worst outbreak on record. 

Case 1: Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. Dallas, TX

Case 2: Queen’s Medical Center Honolulu, HI

2:17PM EST: Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire.

2:29PM EST: The partner of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is quarantined in her Dallas apartment where Duncan became sick with the virus after his trip to Liberia, the woman told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
The woman, who asked to be identified only by her first name, Louise, is quarantined with one of her children under 13 and two nephews in their 20s because they were in apartment when Duncan became ill, Cooper said. Louise and her family are in isolation with sheets and towels used by the Ebola-stricken Duncan, Cooper said. Louise did use bleach to clean her apartment, "but it's not clear to me how systematic the cleaning was," he said.

3 Oct 2014
Mishandling of U.S. Ebola patient prompts CDC alert to hospitals

7 Oct 2014
US to toughen Ebola screening at airports

So far there have been no additional confirmed cases of Ebola in the U.S. That's a good thing!

9 Oct 2014
Boone hospital monitoring patient for possible Ebola infection — Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Boone is monitoring a patient who showed up at one of its facilities Thursday for a possible Ebola infection. The person had recently traveled to a foreign country and had a fever, officials said, adding that the patient presents no threat to the community.


10 Oct 2014
WRAL is reporting that the Boone Ebola threat is unfounded as of 1:41AM EST.

14 Oct 2014
ICYMI: Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola, received a transfusion of plasma from Kent Brantly, a Texas physician who survived the virus, according to her pastor and the nonprofit medical mission group Samaritan's Purse.

17 Nov 2014
There have been 10 cases to date in the US of which 2 patients have died.  

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