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  • Elderly shopper kills man who tried to rob his wife (Dallas TX)

    10/29/2014 12:27:13 PM PDT · by praytell · 69 replies
    My Fox DFW ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | myfoxdfw.com
    <p>DALLAS - A man shot and killed the person who tried to rob his wife outside a popular Dallas grocery store.</p> <p>It happened Tuesday night at the Aldi store on Forest Lane and Webb Chapel Road.</p> <p>According to police reports, the elderly couple was walking to their car when a man approached them.</p>
  • Amber Vinson, Dallas nurse, leaving hospital after Ebola cure

    10/28/2014 10:24:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/28/2014 | Joel Achenbach
    The second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola has been cured and plans to appear on Tuesday at a triumphant press conference at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The recovery of Amber Joy Vinson, who became infected with the virus while caring for Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan in a Dallas hospital, leaves only one person in America known to have an active case of Ebola. That is Craig Spencer, the doctor who became feverish on Thursday in New York and was immediately transported to Bellevue Hospital. He remains isolated in what health officials have described as serious but stable condition....
  • Ebola sparks worry for some Dallas poll workers

    10/27/2014 10:01:43 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    www.campaignsandelections.com ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | By Bethany Blakeman
    Some poll workers in Dallas have decided to sit out Election Day 2014 citing worries over Ebola, according to the Dallas County Elections Administrator. Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole told C&E that some poll workers “have decided they are not going to work the elections,” and the Dallas County Elections Department has also received numerous calls from voters concerned about heading to the polls. “We don’t have a cure for this, but we are going to provide health kits with sanitizer and we will provide gloves—the only things we can provide in our traditional health kit we give to workers,” says Pippins-Poole....
  • Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan LIED to Dallas hospital staff about his exposure to virus..

    10/27/2014 11:30:43 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    Sidia Rose says Duncan lied to her about caring for a pregnant woman who later died of the disease when she first questioned about itHe later admitted to taking care of someone who died in Liberia, but then denied the story to Texas public health officialsRose says she was terrified of taking care of Duncan, but did so anywayDuncan died October 8, but not before infecting two of his nurses at Texas Health PresbyterianAmber Vinson and Nina Pham are now free of the disease Thomas Eric Duncan lied about his exposure to Ebola to hospital staff and to public...
  • Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan's 9-Day Treatment Cost Hospital $500K and He Had No Insurance

    10/27/2014 1:25:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 10, 2014 | Leonardo Blair
    The nine-day treatment of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan who died at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday cost the hospital an estimated $500,000 and he had no insurance to cover the charges. The New Haven Register reported that the hospital is also unlikely to collect on the bill. According to the report, since his isolation at the hospital on Sept. 28 Duncan was in critical condition. As a part of his treatment, he was placed on a ventilator, received experimental drugs and had kidney dialysis. ADVERTISEMENT There is also the cost of security and the disposal...
  • '60 Minutes' Just Broke New Details On The Dallas Ebola Case. Here's What They Revealed.

    10/26/2014 8:28:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 97 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26/2014 | Dan Diamond
    You may think you know the details of what happened in Dallas. But 60 Minutes asks you to think again. 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley sat down with four of the nurses who treated Thomas Duncan, the initial Ebola patient. Heres what we learned. 1. Whether intentionally or not, Duncan misled authorities about his exposure to Ebola. When Duncan first presented to the hospital on September 25, he didnt specify that hed come from Liberia or even West Africa the center of the Ebola outbreak. Duncan only said hed returned from Africa, which couldve meant one of dozens of...
  • Obama choreographed hug with Ebola victim

    10/25/2014 8:28:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Kevin Rogers
    President Obama is usually not interested in photo ops, but apparently he made an exception for Fridays good news that Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola, is now virus-free. Mr. Obama and Ms. Pham shared an embrace in the Oval Office, certainly a reassuring image for Ebola-panicked Americans. But according to still photographers on the scene, his hug with Ms. Pham was staged.
  • DALLAS AIRPORT FIGHT CAUGHT ON VIDEO

    10/24/2014 8:25:50 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Andrew Kennedy
    The video is just shy of 7 minutes and 30 seconds in length and contains some foul language, so be advised.
  • Family, friends of Thomas Duncan protest outside hospital

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 23, 2014 9:46 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has admitted that mistakes were made in the treatment of the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, and his family members have been very critical of the hospital since his death. Some family members and friends went to Presbyterian to stage a silent protest Thursday night. The silent protest boiled over into strong emotions, with some speaking out about their feelings.
  • Bentley is Ebola-free! Nurse Nina Pham's beloved dog tests negative for deadly virus

    10/22/2014 4:35:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 22 October 2014 | Associated Press
    The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative. The city of Dallas said on Wednesday that one-year-old Bentley will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends on November 1. Bentley was quarantined after his owner, 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola.
  • Family of Dallas nurse Vinson says she no longer showing Ebola

    10/22/2014 4:18:43 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/22 | reuters
    (Reuters) - The family of Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas nurses infected with Ebola, said on Wednesday that tests by medical officials were no longer able to detect the virus in her body.
  • Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

    10/22/2014 12:06:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    FORT WORTH, Texas The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. They believe that information is being withheld, along with additional medical records, by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan died Oct. 8....
  • Who Is Louise Troh? Fiance Of Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Will Write Book About Experience

    10/20/2014 11:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Philip Ross
    When Thomas Duncan flew to the U.S. from Liberia in September, it was to marry his longtime girlfriend and fiance, 54-year-old Louise Troh. Now, 12 days after Duncan died from Ebola at a hospital in Dallas, Troh will be released from quarantine, and she plans to write a book about her experience, according to CNN. I do have a story to tell, and I look forward to telling it in my own way at the right time, Troh, who is a nurses assistant at a nursing home, said in a statement on Sunday. She added that even though the quarantine...
  • Dallas police: Alleged pizza delivery man robber foiled by Caller ID

    10/20/2014 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Texican72 · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tristan Hallman
    New special at Pizza Hut and the Dallas Police Department: Rob a delivery man of a large pepperoni pizza and cash, get a felony aggravated robbery charge thrown in free. Police say Jorge Armando Flores Montenegro 19, admitted to police that he helped rob a pizza delivery man Wednesday night after he was foiled by Caller ID, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police tracked back the phone number used in the order for a Jorge Flores. And they found a previous address matched the delivery address.
  • Catholic center in Dallas took in Ebola contacts (Duncan's fianc & nephews)

    10/20/2014 12:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | October 20, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Bill Hanna
    Louise Troh, her son and two nephews of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are released from mandatory monitoring, but will stay at the Catholic Conference Center in Dallas for several more days, until authorities can find them a place to rent, government and church officials said Monday morning. Troh was Duncans girlfriend. She and the other three have been staying at the Dallas Diocese's Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Oak Cliff for the last 21 days. The gated conference center sits only a few blocks off of I-35E and is enclosed by gates and a chainlink fence. Bishop Kevin...
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organizations protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • Rumors Persist That Nina Phams Boyfriend Is Secretly Hospitalized With Ebola

    10/19/2014 11:35:58 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 51 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | October 19, 2014 | Uncredited
    Nurse Nina Phams boyfriend is rumored to be hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms according to The Epoch Times. Several employees at Alcon in Ft. Worth, Texas tweeted about a fellow employee, possibly Phams boyfriend, being quarantined. Now there are concerns that he is being secretly treated for the virus. The nurses boyfriend was quarantined due to Pham contracting the virus and many feel that he isnt being quarantined just as a precaution...
  • Ebola Nurse Nina Phams Boyfriend Rumored Admitted To Hospital With Ebola-Like Symptoms;

    10/19/2014 9:26:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/19/14 | Maria Vultaggio
    Rumors swirled Nina Phams boyfriend was secretly admitted to a hospital with Ebola-like symptoms though nothing has officially been confirmed. Pham was the first person to contract the deadly virus on U.S. soil after she treated Thomas Eric Duncan. National fear rose the Ebola diagnosis rate would grow in the U.S. after Pham contracted the infection, especially if she had spread it to her unidentified boyfriend. Jeff George, the CEO of Alcon, a Fort Worth, Texas, company that specializes in eye care products, sent an email to staff saying someone at the company was hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms, Got News
  • Texas Health Resources CEO Apologizes For Ebola Response

    10/19/2014 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 39 replies
    cbs.dfw ^ | 10/19/20114 | CBSDFW.COM
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan had a letter published in both The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sunday editions apologizing for some aspects of the response of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to the first U.S. case of the Ebola virus. While expressing gratitude to the caregivers for their dedication, compassion and tireless work in caring for Ebola patients Thomas Eric Duncan, and Texas Health Presbyterian nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, who both contracted the virus at the hospital, Berdan acknowledges Texas Health Resources made mistakes in handling this very difficult challenge. Read...
  • Plans in place to make new hospital primary Ebola facility (TX)

    10/19/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    wfaa ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>To pick up the load, he says Parkland Hospital will now stand up a Go Team, including 50 medical specialists who can assist at any local hospital.</p> <p>There are also plans to identify a new hospital as the primary Ebola facility as soon as tomorrow. Back at Presbyterian, the health care workers enter another week of closely monitoring their temperatures for any signs of fever -- a symptom of Ebola.</p>
  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    10/19/2014 12:14:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo via AP ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    Troh plans to partially recover financially with a book written about her life, from growing up in Liberia, meeting Duncan in a refugee camp in Ivory Coast, Duncan's years-long quest to come to America to be reunited with his girlfriend and their 19-year-old son, and his death in an isolation ward. "It will be a love story," she said.
  • Book published in 1999 about man arriving in Dallas with Ebola to start pandemic.

    10/19/2014 9:59:28 AM PDT · by Chance Hart · 25 replies
    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2674557/pg1
    ABSOLUTE ZERO Book Description Publication Date: May 4, 1999 Ebola. The very sound conjures up hideous images, images that cannot begin to convey the horrors of the disease itself. An African man carrying the virus has arrived unhindered in Dallas. Experts assure the public there is no cause for fear. But is there really nothing to fear? Absolute Zero is the tale of an attack on America, of an unlikely hero who saved millions. One man, his life as ordinary as any among us, did something he could never have anticipated, something he never intended. It is a cautionary tale...
  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola

    10/17/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    DENVERThe president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought.Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He said the CDC has assured the Denver-based airline that crewmembers on the flights are at a very low risk of exposure.The airline put the pilots and flight attendants on leave for 21 days, which health experts consider the outer limit of how long it would take someone...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Blood sample taken from Ebola hospital worker in isolation aboard Carnival cruise ship

    10/18/2014 7:36:43 PM PDT · by richardskeet · 96 replies
    AP KPRC 2 Houston ^ | 10/18/14 | Matt Aufdenspring
    GALVESTON, Texas - A helicopter met up with a cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola in order to take a blood sample for testing prior to the ship's arrival Sunday in Galveston. Carnival Cruise Lines released a statement Saturday which read, "Today we were advised by Texas health officials that they felt it was necessary for the health care worker currently on Carnival Magic to submit a blood sample for testing prior to the ship's arrival in Galveston tomorrow morning. As a result, a helicopter rendezvoused with the ship...
  • FDA halts Dallas hospital from using Ebola-screening device

    10/18/2014 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 17, 2014 | Doughlas Ernst
    The Dallas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan had a version of the Ebola-screening device used by the U.S. military in West Africa sitting on a shelf, but FDA guidelines prohibited staff from using it on the patient. A $39,000 machine called FilmArray was available to the Dallas Presbyterian Hospital when Duncan came in with a fever. The device has a high success rate for detecting Ebola in less than one hour, but sat idly because current federal guidelines prevented the hospital from obtaining a specific kit needed for screening, the military website Defense One reported Thursday.
  • Ebola Scare Turns Dallas Hospital Into a 'Ghost Town'

    10/18/2014 5:28:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    The Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola while treating a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital have been moved from the building, but patients are still steering clear of the once-bustling hospital. People have called to cancel outpatient procedures, and some have even opted not to go to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in emergency situations, ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA reports. "It feels like a ghost town," Rachelle Cohorn, a local health care vendor who has been to the hospital recently, told WFAA. "No one is even walking around the hospital."
  • Nurse Amber Vinson May Have Had Worse Case of Ebola: Airline

    10/18/2014 4:42:59 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 104 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/18 | breitbart
    DENVER (AP) The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought.
  • VANITY- CDC updated published protocols on Ebola. STILL no staff protection gear protocols! None!

    10/18/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    CDC ^ | Oct 18,2014 | NLZ
    The CDC just today updated their Ebola protocols. STILL they have no idea what protections the medical staff needs!!!!!!! They had no protective gear protocols for the medical staff in Dallas. NONE. Do a Page Save As, because when the Ebola Czar sees this page it will removed. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html
  • Mayor Rawlings on Ebola: 'Dallas is safe'

    10/18/2014 3:03:39 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 29 replies
    WFAA ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Walt Zwirko, WFAA
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is making a direct appeal to potential tourists and convention planners who may be having second thoughts about travel to the city that has become the epicenter of Ebola in America..
  • Hysteria over Ebola fuels racism, while the real disease is capitalism

    10/18/2014 2:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Sonali Kolhatkar, TruthDig
    The Ebola crisis has gripped the American media, and by extension the imagination of the public, punctuated by breathless pronouncements from TV news reporters of the medical status of actual and potential victims of the disease; hysteria-inducing magazine covers, like this issue of Bloomberg Businessweek sporting the message Ebola Is Coming in blood- smeared letters; and Facebook feeds dominated by click-bait images of microscopic photos of the virus with eerie back-lit tangles of fat worms symbolizing the foreign bodies that could invade us all. But the foreign bodies of the Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to have...
  • DART: Woman ill at train station not on Ebola list

    10/18/2014 12:29:50 PM PDT · by Raebie · 305 replies
    WFFA News, a Gannett Company Dallas ^ | October 18, 2014 | WFAA
    <p>DALLAS A woman who was being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus was reported ill at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station Saturday afternoon.</p> <p>DART spokesman Morgan Lyons said the person fell ill with a low-grade fever at the station in Northeast Dallas after deciding that her quarantine period was over.</p>
  • President of Liberia apologizes to Dallas mayor for Ebola landing in the U.S.

    10/17/2014 10:58:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    The President of Liberia apologized to the Mayor of Dallas, saying she felt 'responsibility' for Ebola spreading from Africa to the United States. Ellen Johnson Sirlead, president of the nation hardest-hit by Ebola, called Mike Rawlings to express regret that the killer virus had crossed the Atlantic. Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen, brought Ebola to America in late September when he flew from the capital of Monrovia to Dallas. He was taken in to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where he died after infecting at least two nurses, who are being treated in secure facilities. Rawlings revealed the...
  • Patient Screened For Ebola At Baylor, Testing Not Confirmed

    10/17/2014 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10/17/14
    On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ebola similar symptoms also triggered a positive on a verbal screening questionnaire.
  • After Ebola Quarantine on Carnival Cruise, Travel Ban Issued

    10/17/2014 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 48 replies
    Uptown Mag ^ | 10-17-2014 | Angela Wilson
    A Dallas lab worker who handled a specimen fromThomas Eric Duncan is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Cruise ship liner Carnival was notified late Wednesday by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that the woman was a lab supervisor at theTexas Health Presbyterian Hospital where Duncan died fromEbola earlier this month. Although the unidentified woman is being monitored and has not shown symptoms, she has been quarantined on the ship. US officials wanted her to deboard in Belize and fly her home but Belizian officials refused to allow her to travel through Phillip Goldson International Airport. Mexico...
  • New Patient Screened Positive For Ebola At Baylor Hospital, Testing Not Confirmed

    10/17/2014 10:54:58 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10-17-2014 | CBS DFW
    On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ebola similar symptoms also triggered a positive on a verbal screening questionnaire. Although a positive blood test has not been confirmed, sources says its not unusual to have a patient screen positive considering the wider net for ebola now over Dallas. A positive screening means the patient met some of the criteria to cause concern. A source at Baylor Hospital Dallas says the patient came to the Emergency Room through a private entrance and went straight to isolation.The source says Baylor transferred the person to Presbyterian Hospital a short...
  • Dallas hospital that treated three Ebola patients had machine that can detect disease in just min.

    10/17/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    The Film Array can screen for Ebola with 90percent accuracy It is being using by US military doctors in West Africa Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital had one of the $39,000 devices but could not use it to diagnose diseases The military has given the Utah-based developer of the machine a $240million grant to perfect deadly virus detection The Dallas hospital that sent home Thomas Eric Duncan the first time he showed up at the emergency room has a machine that could have detected Ebola in less than an hour - but doctors were barred from using it because of federal...
  • Dallas hospital shifts blame to CDC on Ebola protocols

    10/17/2014 4:47:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 16, 2014 | Geoffrey Mohan
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas lashed back Thursday at nurses' allegations that it had put workers at risk with shoddy protection policies and sloppy handling of waste while treating a Liberian man who died of the Ebola virus. [Snip] The hospital's response -- its second in two days -- in part shifted responsibility to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to the protocols the agency issued this summer to guide the handling of a patient infected by the virus, which is thought to have killed more than 4,400 people in West Africa. The hospital said the protocols...
  • Amber Vinson Fiance May Have Ebola; Under Quarantine in Dallas and Works in Lewisville

    10/16/2014 8:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    China's Epoch Times ^ | October 16, 2014 | Zachary Stieber
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The fiance of Amber Joy Vinson, the second person to contract the Ebola virus in the United States, is under quarantine in Texas. No name or age has been given for the fiance, who is in Dallas under self-quarantine, which basically means that hell avoid contact with others and alert officials if he shows any symptoms. The man isnt showing signs of the virus as of yet but will stay home from work for the next three weeks to play it safe, reported WFAA. His employer, NationStar Mortgage in Lewisville, says the man called them and admitted that hed been...
  • Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola longer than first thought

    10/16/2014 8:20:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 16, 2014 | Greg Botelho
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, one day after she took a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Dallas. Tests later found that Vinson -- who was among those who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, at Dallas' Texas Health...
  • The Ebola effect is felt across DFW

    10/16/2014 6:38:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Health blog ^ | October 16, 2014 | Gordon Dickson
    Churches are suspending Communion traditions and encouraging congregants not to hold hands or kiss. New York Giants football players are second-guessing whether their wives should accompany them on a road trip to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. And at the State Fair of Texas, even Big Tex is urging visitors to wash their hands. Dallas has seen only three cases of Ebola, but its top of mind for almost everyone. Healthcare experts remain confident they can stop the deadly virus in its tracks, and they say there is little chance of an outbreak in...
  • Texas nurse who contracted Ebola to be transferred to NIH [Bethesda, Maryland]

    10/16/2014 6:35:03 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Fox News Staff
    A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a Liberian national with the virus will be transferred to a Maryland facility Thursday. Officials confirm Nina Pham, who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan before his death on October 8, will be treated at the National Institutes of Healths biocontainment facility in Bethesda, Maryland. At Wednesday's House subcommittee hearing on the Ebola response in the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH's National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases said that Pham is being moved because the NIH facility is state-of-the-art and that Pham's condition is stable and had not deteriorated....
  • Texas Health workers receiving orders to stay home

    10/16/2014 5:41:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 10-16-2014 | JAMIE STENGLE
    Dozens of health care workers who had contact with the man who died of Ebola in Dallas were asked Thursday to sign legal documents in which they agreed to stay home, as authorities across the nation ramped up efforts to limit the virus' spread. The documents ask the 75 health care workers who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan to agree not to go to public places or use mass transit, according to Judge Clay Jenkins, top administrator for Dallas County. The agreements are binding legal documents that can be enforced with a variety of remedies, Jenkins said, though he...
  • Belton, Texas: Family Who Sat Near Ebola Nurse on Plane Quarantined

    10/16/2014 5:30:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | October 16, 2014 | Zachary Stieber
    A resident of Belton, Texas sat within three feet of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who is the third confirmed Ebola case in the United States, when she was flying from Ohio to Texas this week. The family of the person will now enter quarantine for 21 days, or the incubation period for the virus, to ensure that they didnt contract the deadly disease from Vinson. Vinson was originally reported as not showing any symptoms on the flight but a CDC official later said that she was showing symptoms prior to the flight. Ebola spreads mostly through direct contact with...
  • Ebola-Stricken Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Expected to Be Moved to Maryland:

    10/16/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-16-2014 | Gabe Gutierrez
    Nina Pham, one of the two nurses who contracted Ebola in Dallas, is expected to be moved to a National Institutes of Health isolation unit in Bethesda, Maryland, a federal official with direct knowledge of the plans told NBC News on Thursday. The transfer could happen later Thursday, but the official cautioned that plans were evolving. Pham, 26, was diagnosed with the virus on Sunday after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, flew to Dallas and later died. The other nurse who contracted Ebola in Dallas, Amber Vinson, was flown on Wednesday to Emory University Hospital in...
  • Defensive Gun Use and Ebola

    10/16/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The possibility of infection during and after a defensive gun use has long been a matter of concern. On the positive side, guns give you some "stand off" distance; they are effective without coming into direct contact with the attacker. On the negative side, if you have to shoot someone, there will be lots of blood and other bodily fluids, so the chances of infection become much higher. I write this from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where my first grandchild was born in the same hospital complex that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan, from Liberia. He...
  • Disaster Declaration Planned for Ebola Fight

    10/15/2014 9:27:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 82 replies
    nbcdfw.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Frank Heinz
    Dallas County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Thursday to declare a disaster over "the potential for widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus." The declaration could help officials impose new travel restrictions on health care workers who may have cared for the first Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Dallas County Medical Director Dr. Christopher Perkins will sign a control order that will follow the minimum guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blocking those being monitored for Ebola symptoms from using...
  • In Ebola outbreak, liberty and public health may be at odds, experts say

    10/15/2014 10:05:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | October 15, 2014 | Tim Nelson
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)There's no sign yet that Ebola has reached Minnesota. But experiences in Dallas highlight what government authorities can do, firmly and quickly, to try to stop more people from getting infected at a time when the public is increasingly wary of government intrusion and authority. The state can lock you up for weeks. It could order your kids home from school and in some cases, kick you out of your job, at least temporarily. Health officials can inspect your house, open up your health records and maybe even seize your remains if you get sick and die. The government...
  • Second Ebola-Infected Nurse Flown From Dallas To Atlanta For Specialized Treatment

    10/15/2014 9:11:00 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-15-2014 | Fox News
    October 15, 2014 FoxNews.comThe second nurse infected with Ebola at a Dallas hospital after treating a man who later died of the virus was flown by private jet Wednesday to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for further treatment in a specialized isolation unit. The patient was identified earlier in the day as 29-year-old Amber Vinson as authorities expressed concern that she took a domestic flight reportedly to prepare for her wedding in Cleveland just one day before coming down with symptoms of the deadly disease. "The second health care worker should not have been allowed to travel by...
  • Frontier jet that carried Ebola patient made five more flights

    10/15/2014 7:06:23 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | October 15, 2014 | HUGO MARTIN, DAN WEIKEL
    The Frontier Airlines jet that carried a Dallas healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola made five additional flights after her trip before it was taken out of service, according to a flight-monitoring website.