Skip to comments.Patient at Sacramento Kaiser Permanente tested for Ebola
Posted on 08/19/2014 6:26:28 PM PDT by Selene
The patient may have been exposed to the Ebola virus, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct blood samples.
"In order to protect our patients, staff and physicians, even though infection with the virus is unconfirmed, we are taking the actions recommended by the CDC as a precaution, just as we do for other patients with a suspected infectious disease," said Dr. Stephen Paroli, an infectious disease specialist, in the Kaiser news release. "This includes isolation of the patient in a specially equipped negative pressure room and the use of personal protective equipment by trained staff, coordinated with infectious disease specialists."
It just says someone who travelled to those regions has come done sick with ‘something’ so far there have been somewhere between 12 and 20 of those folks tested in the US and they have ALL been negative
“trained staff.” lol
Like the ones at the Emory hospital who caught it?
shocked i tell you : / /s
I’m a little surprised the media is revealing this. If tests are positive will that story be told too?
What ever happened to that person who supposedly was being tested for ebola in NYC?
I am sure it’s nothing /s
CDC results in a few days.
The ones in NYC supposedly came back negative. But there are three suspected cases in Austria. Two are in quarantine waiting for the test results. But it’s the third one that has me worried. It is a British woman who returned from one of the countries affected. She had a home in Austria. She was found dead in her Austrian home, and her body is being tested for Ebola. Results were supposedly due on Tuesday, but I can’t find any announcement of the result.
I'm not laughing at all. What's so funny? Trained staff in primitive field conditions = mistakes will be made.
“mistakes will be made”
I know some people who work at Kaiser. I have not had contact with them lately, but I have been to their home and we have friends in common.
I am trying not to think about the results coming back positive.
This is the kind of thing they do every year just before flu season, just to raise awareness. They're DEFINITELY trying to raise awareness,of Ebola.
Can objects be contaminated and if so for how long?
Then wait and see
Yes, objects can be contaminated. I don't know for how long, but it's long enough to infect other people. The Ebola Reston strain can be spread without direct contact with the patient's body fluids, but it's not clear how (whether it's through the air, contaminated objects, etc.) It seems that exposure to ultraviolet light is very effective at "killing" the virus. I think bleach is a good thing to have on hand, too.
The interesting part is that Kaiser is preparing for a long-anticipated nursing strike that is likely to be both acrimonious and protracted.
Quick adjustment: Trained staff in CDC labs = mistakes will be made.
Location and conditions are irrelevant as I am focusing on the meaning of the word, “trained.”
Just because you have a printed certificate from a half day’s lecture and a one-day field exercise that you do once every 3 years does not make one an expert on managing an Ebola outbreak.
What I find “funny” is that there are people who see the word “trained” staff and suddenly feel better about the situation. The last time my brother-in-law went for “training” they had them “imagine” they were wearing chem suits.
But, yes, you are right - it’s not really all that funny.
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