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  • Ebola nurse defies orders to stay at home and goes for a cycle as police follow in car

    10/30/2014 10:15:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:59 EST, 30 October 2014 | Martin Gould In Fort Kent, Maine and Louise Boyle
    Nurse Kaci Hickox defied Maine's mandatory Ebola quarantine on Thursday and headed out for a bike ride with her boyfriend. The 33-year-old nurse left her home in Fort Kent, Maine with partner Ted Wilbur this morning, wearing gloves, a safety helmet and couple of layers of fleece to combat the bitter cold. Miss Hickox broke her quarantine at 9am and took an ATV trail behind her home for the hour-long ride. A state trooper who had been stationed outside the house followed her in a police cruiser. 'It's just good to be out,' Miss Hickox told MailOnline as she left....
  • Ebola Emergencies and Questionable Quarantines

    10/29/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    In a 1993 decision upholding the involuntary hospitalization of a Newark man with tuberculosis, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Donald Goldman noted that "the claim of 'disease' in a domestic setting has the same kind of power as the claim of 'national security' in matters relating to foreign policy." Goldman's point is worth keeping in mind as states such as New York and New Jersey implement quarantine policies that most experts view as a panicky overreaction to the potential threat posed by medical workers returning from Africa after treating Ebola patients. Abuse of the authority to restrict liberty in the...
  • Democrats find themselves represented by dimwits in their fight against shutting down Ebola flights

    10/29/2014 8:58:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Democrats are impervious to embarrassment. They will dive to the deepest depths to attack anyone or anything that threatens Barack Obama their king. With the Ebola crisis growing by the day, common sense dictates that serious steps starting with closing down flights from Ebola hot spots, have to be taken to protect Americans. Predictably, of the forty one Congressional representatives demanding this be done only three are Democrats. Nevertheless, knowing that closing the borders to air travel will almost certainly lead to closing all of our borders, a group of power hungry, Obama worshiping Democrats are mocking the idea. They...
  • ER nurse: Duncan lied about exposure to Ebola

    10/27/2014 3:03:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 26, 2014 | Kyle Balluck
    An emergency room nurse who treated Thomas Eric Duncan said in an interview broadcast Sunday night that the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S. was not honest about his exposure to the deadly virus. Sidia Rose told “60 Minutes” that Duncan said during his second trip to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas that he had not been in contact with anyone who had been sick. “I explained to him, ‘We are under the impression that you may have been exposed to Ebola.’ And I said, ‘Where are you from?’ And he told me Liberia,” she said. “And...
  • There Are Now 10,000 People Who Have Been Sickened By Ebola (and it's getting worse)

    10/25/2014 10:08:21 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    BI ^ | 10-25-2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    Stephanie Nebehay October 25, 2014 The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who died on Friday, now threatens Ivory Coast, having infected people virtually all along its borders with Guinea and Liberia. Ivory Coast is the world's biggest cocoa producer. The Ebola outbreak has hurt the economic growth that has been raising living standards in the region. The three worst-hit countries of West Africa -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...
  • The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola

    10/24/2014 1:44:29 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Got News.com ^ | Oct 24, 2014
    The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola October 24, 2014 by Charles C. Johnson 19 Comments Dr. Craig Spencer and his live-in girlfriend Morgan Dixon exposed New Yorkers in two different boroughs to ebola during their night out on the town. While authorities are saying that Spencer followed protocol, the CDC’s own documents show that isn’t the case. Spencer is now being treated for ebola while Dixon is in quarantine. They are both registered Democrats with a history of working in public health. Both Spencer and Dixon are professional do gooders according to their LinkedIn and professional...
  • New York Throws 3 People Into Quarantine After Ebola Patient Travels All Over The City

    10/24/2014 4:50:08 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    BI - AP ^ | 10-24-2014 | Jonathan Lemire
    Jonathan LemireOctober 24, 2014NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor's diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning to New York from Guinea a week ago. De Blasio said all city officials followed "clear and...
  • The Power of Positive Beliefs

    10/23/2014 5:51:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer in the mid-1970s, when I was in grammar school. Her goal, at that time, was to stay alive to see my older sister Kathy and me graduate from high school. She neither dwelled on the disease, nor on why she was stricken with it, but instead focused on getting rid of the cancer and living for her two daughters. She watched both us of graduate from high school, from college and, in my case, from graduate school. In 2005, she was once again diagnosed with cancer. After enduring surgery and chemotherapy, her body...
  • CDC admitted disease imported as states data reveals illegal immigrant links

    10/22/2014 9:47:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10/22/14
    In straightforward defiance against the White House position of non-transparency, previous communication from the Center for Disease Control discovered Tuesday acknowledged that 97 percent of the measles found in United States this year could be attributed to “importations from at least 18 countries.” Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor for the CDC Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response, demonstrate to put on protection. Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor for the CDC Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response,...
  • No illness detected in Ebola patient's fiancee, family

    10/19/2014 6:49:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 102 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/20/2014 | WFAA
    <p>Louise Troh, whose fiance Thomas Eric Duncan,became the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, says she and her family are showing no signs of the deadly disease after a 21-day quarantine.</p> <p>Duncan died on October 8.</p>
  • Obama: Our House is Your House

    10/19/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    The problem with voting into the presidency an internationalist is that his oath to “protect and defend” the Constitution (and by implication the nation) doesn’t apply to this nation. He sees it as his duty to protect and defend some undifferentiated poor folks in the Third World. You suckers just pay the bills and suffer the consequences of his actions. Proof is overwhelming that this represents Obama’s mindset. This week is no exception. From a review of the expenditures made by this administration with tax revenues meant to protect our health and safety and his immigration policies, we can see...
  • Racial Revenge: Infected Immigrants as Human Smallpox Blankets

    10/19/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It so happened that an 11-year-old boy came home from school one day and told his parents that the first European white people who came to America were so mean that they tried to kill the Indians by giving them blankets with smallpox germs. The boy’s father tried to use this as a teachable moment. He asked his son to think if that made sense, even if the first white settlers were that evil. How would they avoid getting smallpox themselves? The boy then let it be known that the American Constitution was written by the Iroquois Indians. The father...
  • 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."
  • Pandemic Preparedness Protocol Being Instituted by Many

    10/18/2014 10:01:21 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 23 replies
    Prepare Now, Not Later
    With mishandling of the Ebola threat by the feds, many are taking matters into their hands so they don't become victims. By following Pandemic Preparedness Protocol (or P3), citizens may be what stop Ebola in its tracks. P3 is a simple five level system to protect oneself and their families from Ebola or other outbreaks. It requires frequent evaluation by the person of their risks. In other words, what are your risks and have they changed? So if you travel, or are around those who do, your risk are higher. Is there an outbreak or case in your town? Your...
  • Air France unions seek to stop flights to Guinea

    10/18/2014 8:13:18 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    the Local (France) ^ | 18 Oct 2014 10:32 GMT+02:00
    Air France flight attendant unions on Friday called for a halt to services to the Guinean capital Conakry due to concerns about a "serious risk" of spreading Ebola. The daily Air France Paris-Conakry flight "carries a serious risk of spreading the epidemic, particularly in our country," read a statement from the two unions of flight crew and commercial staff. They called for a closure of the route until the epidemic is under control. They also slammed what they called totally inappropriate protection from Air France -- which provided them with "a simple pair of gloves" -- and called for more...
  • Mysterious outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in Venezuela kills 10

    10/03/2014 10:32:38 PM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    MercoPress ^ | 10/2/2014 | UTC
    [MercoPress.com] VENEZUELA : Mysterious outbreak of hemorrhagic fever syndrome in Venezuela kills ten "An outbreak of a mysterious hemorrhagic fever syndrome in the Venezuelan state of Aragua and the country’s capital Caracas has left ten people dead in the last three weeks." Similar to Ebola, this syndrome causes patients to experience high fever, skin rashes and bleeding. It has been described as an aggressive disease that leads to a fatal deterioration of health within 72 hours. Doctors have urged government authorities to declare a state of emergency in Aragua state; however they have received resistance from a surprising source. The...
  • India’s Sanitation Problem

    10/17/2014 6:19:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Jack Dini
    Diarrheal diseases kill 700,000 children in India every year Nationwide, at least two-thirds of India’s 1.2 billion people still defecate in the open, and many do not understand the dire public health consequences. Diarrheal diseases kill 700,000 children in India every year while also contributing to widespread malnutrition and childhood growth stunting, as well as diseases like typhoid and cholera. (1) In an attempt to improve upon this situation, Indian leaders are taking on the taboo of public hygiene, one of the country’s great problems. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, says building toilets is a priority over temples. His finance...
  • U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training (Unbelievable!)

    10/17/2014 12:14:17 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10.17.14 | Tim Mak
    As the U.S. military rushes to combat Ebola in West Africa, soldiers are receiving on-the-fly instructions on how to protect themselves against the deadly virus. American military operations to fight Ebola in Africa are unfolding quickly—forcing the military to come up with some procedures and protocols on the fly. Soldiers preparing for deployment to West Africa are given just four hours of Ebola-related training before leaving to combat the epidemic. And the first 500 soldiers to arrive have been holing up in Liberian hotels and government facilities while the military builds longer-term infrastructure on the ground. For soldiers at Fort...
  • GOLDMAN: Here's The Worst-Case Scenario For Ebola (Business - Economy)

    10/17/2014 5:36:58 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 10-17-2014 | Sam Ro
    Sam Ro October 17, 2014The spread of the Ebola virus has been dominating headlines in recent weeks. While the ultimate death toll may be limited, the economic impact could potentially be significant. The "'fear factor' associated with Ebola appears more significant than in past instances of pandemic concern, in our view," Goldman Sachs' Kris Dawsey writes. Dawsey studied how other recent pandemic events ultimately played out in the US and Hong Kong. "Recent episodes of pandemic concern in the US — including SARS in 2003, bird flu (H5N1) in 2005, and swine flu (H1N1) in 2009 — resulted in little...
  • Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus in Africa

    10/17/2014 4:56:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-17-14 | Paul Sperry
    Islam isn't just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. The religion is also contributing to the other major crisis plaguing the globe: the spread of Ebola. Washington and its media stenographers won't tell you this, lest they look intolerant, but Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can't contain the spread of the deadly disease in West Africa. Many of the victims of Ebola in the three hot-spot nations there — Sierra Leone and Guinea, as well as neighboring Liberia — are Muslim. Roughly 73% of Sierra Leone's and about 85%...
  • WHO Sounds The Alarm On Ebola: 'The Situation Is Deteriorating'

    10/16/2014 6:44:09 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    BI ^ | 10-16-2014 | Pamela Engel
    Pamela Engel October 16, 2014While the US is panicking about three Ebola cases in one month, parts of West Africa are deteriorating rapidly, with little sign that the region is getting the outbreak under control. Ebola has hit Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone the hardest because these countries don't have healthcare systems that are equipped to handle the disease. Nurses at hospitals in these countries are "lightly trained and minimally protected" and Ebola patients are dying "surrounded by pools of infectious waste," according to a report in The New York Times. Some hospitals don't have access to running water, soap,...
  • We are always open to ideas:Astonishing statement of CDC chief in charge of bungled Ebola response

    10/16/2014 11:58:59 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 October 2014 | David Martosko
    "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden began his grilling Thursday on Capitol Hill with a stark admission that his agency is still searching for ways to combat the Ebola virus as it burrows into the United States. Two members of Congress are calling for his resignation, and the White House began the torturous process of throwing him under the disease-control bus on Thursday afternoon, saying that Frieden is 'taking responsibility' for his agency's screwups. 'We're always open to ideas for what we can do to keep Americans safe,' Frieden said in his opening statement, departing from...
  • The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place (Triple Bagger)

    10/16/2014 7:46:06 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 107 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 25 Aug 14 | By Laura Seay and Kim Yi Dionne
    <p>Vivian Koshefobamu, a 45-year-old vendor, speaks in front of dried meat, at the Ajegunle-Ikorodu market in Lagos on August 13, 2014.</p>
  • There Will Be Pestilences: Why Are So Many Deadly Diseases Breaking Out All Over The Globe Now?

    10/15/2014 7:24:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 10/06/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Ebola, Marburg, Enterovirus and Chikungunya - these diseases were not even on the radar of most people coming into 2014, but now each one of them is making headline news. So why is this happening? Why are so many deadly diseases breaking out all over the world right now? Is there some kind of a connection, or is the fact that so many horrible diseases are arising all at once just a giant coincidence? And this could be just the beginning. For example, there are now more than a million cases of Chikungunya in Central and South America, and authorities...
  • HHS Secretary: ‘We Could Have Done Much Better’ Containing Ebola

    10/15/2014 11:13:34 AM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Bi- Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-15-2014 | Washiungton Free Beacon
    The Washington Free Beacon October 15, 2014Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said the U.S. government did not sufficiently respond to the Ebola crisis in the United States. “We could have done much better [on] the oversight of the the implementation of the protocols,” Burwell told NBC’s Matt Lauer on Wednesday. Burwell said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent a “full team” to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed and treated for Ebola. Burwell lamented that the implementation of protocols to treat Ebola patients and protect health care workers...
  • Speculation Abounds That Ebola Will Be Used As Excuse To Implement Martial Law

    10/15/2014 9:41:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 94 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Christopher Agee
    Speculation Abounds That Ebola Will Be Used As Excuse To Implement Martial Law Christopher Agee — October 14, 2014 "...what could be more economically devastating than..." Renowned black conservative writer Mychal Massie shared a unique – if disturbing – view regarding the ultimate result of the current Ebola scare. While the disease is currently contained within the U.S., he noted that it is not the only potential outbreak facing the nation and that the current administration is doing little to reduce the threat. “We are being placed in eminent peril by disease-carrying illegal aliens flooding our shores,” he wrote in...
  • The Dumb Republican Calls for a Travel Ban to Fight Ebola (BARF!)

    10/14/2014 7:54:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    Even before Thomas Eric Duncan, who was being treated in Dallas for Ebola, died on Wednesday and a nurse who was treating him contracted this terrible disease, Republicans were vying with each other to shame the Obama administration into implementing a travel ban against Ebola-affected countries. That wouldn't be an unreasonable suggestion if it could stop the spread of the disease. But the fact of the matter is that it will do the opposite.
  • Not Worried About Ebola? You Should Be.

    If you’re like me, you’re baffled and disturbed, that weeks after the ebola epidemic has raged across Africa, we are still letting people from those areas into the U.S. If you are not baffled or disturbed, I’m thinking you don’t understand what ebola is. What it is not is the flu or measles. You have the flu and cough in a room full of people, most won’t even get sick, let alone die. You have ebola and cough in a room, many may get it (no immunities) and, well, the fatality rate puts this disease somewhere above anthrax (which doesn’t...
  • Experts: Ebola Outbreak, Black Death 'Plague' Spread From Africa as Viruses

    10/11/2014 9:32:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 11, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Most assume that Black Death quickly ravaged the fourteenth century western world was a bacterial bubonic plague epidemic caused by flea bites and spread by rats. But the Black Death killed a high proportion of Scandinavians -- and where they lived was too cold for fleas to survive. A modern work gives us a clue into this mystery. The “Biology of Plagues” published by Cambridge University Press analyzed 2,500 years of plagues and concluded that the Black Death was caused by a viral hemorrhagic fever pandemic similar to Ebola. If this view is correct, the future medical and economic impacts...
  • New England Journal of Medicine, Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea

    10/11/2014 5:54:43 PM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    AbstractIn March 2014, the World Health Organization was notified of an outbreak of a communicable disease characterized by fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and a high fatality rate in Guinea. Virologic investigation identified Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) as the causative agent. Full-length genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis showed that EBOV from Guinea forms a separate clade in relationship to the known EBOV strains from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon. Epidemiologic investigation linked the laboratory-confirmed cases with the presumed first fatality of the outbreak in December 2013. This study demonstrates the emergence of a new EBOV strain in Guinea.
  • Another Ebola Risk: It Eats Logic

    10/11/2014 4:06:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Mark Davis
    Reading the bio alongside Steven Bucci’s Daily Signal piece on the Ebola-inspired Liberia travel ban made me want to meet him and shake his hand. He “served America for three decades as an Army special forces officer and top Pentagon official,” now serving as director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation. Military Hero. Heritage. How do I not love that? Yet oddly, his piece opposing a temporary block on incoming West African travelers struck me as completely wrong, so my usual instinct kicked in— to welcome him to my radio show. His headline, “Wisdom...
  • CDC Chief: Why I don't support a travel ban to combat Ebola outbreak {Deadly PC BS Alert}

    10/10/2014 4:55:16 AM PDT · by drpix · 98 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Tom Frieden, CDC Director
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States has caused some to call on the United States to ban travel for anyone from the countries in West Africa facing the worst of the Ebola epidemic.... We don't want to isolate parts of the world, or people who aren't sick, because that's going to drive patients with Ebola underground, making it infinitely more difficult to address the outbreak... A travel ban is not the right answer. It’s simply not feasible to build a wall – virtual or real – around a community, city, or country. A travel ban would...
  • Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola

    10/09/2014 6:11:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola More than 500 troops from the 36th Engineer Brigade, 1st Medical Brigade and 85th Civil Affairs Brigade stationed at Ft. Hood are expected to deploy to Liberia by the end of this month. Approximately 200 troops stationed at Ft. Bliss, but assigned to aviation units at Ft. Hood, will also deploy. Their mission will be constructing facilities to be used in the housing and care of Ebola patients. The troops will not have contact with Ebola patients. The servicemen and women from Ft. Hood are part of a...
  • Polio-like illness claims fifth life in U.S.

    10/09/2014 10:43:52 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 10/4/14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month. BreakHowever, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013. (See Fig. 3) Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local...
  • Coast Guard steps up Ebola screening at Texas ports

    10/09/2014 10:21:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 9, 2014 | MICHAEL MARKS
    WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard has stepped up screening of crews arriving in Texas from West Africa for possible Ebola symptoms. The new measures are for any vessel that has visited West Africa within its last five ports of call. They also require that any crew member with symptoms of Ebola be quarantined. In Houston, one of the world’s busiest ports, some dockworkers say they’re fearful. But no Ebola cases have been found yet, and Coast Guard officials say there’s little need to panic. “Ships from other countries, we want to be aware of where they’ve been,” said Coast Guard...
  • Immigration and Deportation at Ellis Island (Many Thousands Deported for Disease)

    10/08/2014 12:42:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    PBS ^ | PBS
    Between 1892 and 1954, more than twelve million immigrants passed through the U.S. immigration portal at Ellis Island, enshrining it as an icon of America's welcome. That story is well known. But Ellis was also a place of detainment and deportation, an often-heartbreaking counterpoint to the joy and relief of coming to America. Arrival and Departure In 1991, Historic Preservation magazine published photographs of the severely dilapidated buildings of the Ellis Island complex, overseen by the National Park Service. The accompanying text began: "The New World's 'Golden Door' was, for some, a place of protracted anguish. While the immigration...
  • UK NHS Ebola Catastrophe, Out of Control Outbreak Within Weeks

    10/08/2014 10:15:08 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-8-2014 | N_Walayat
    October 08, 2014 N_Walayat The case of the Spanish nurse contracting Ebola from a Spanish patient flown into Spain from West Africa and going onto infect others as patient zero for the outbreak with more than 50 being monitored, illustrates the myth of competency that surrounds the western public sector health services in that at least for 1/3rd of the time the public health services only tend to go through the motions of providing a health service which whilst most of the time the consequences for lack of consistency in competency is only to the detriment of the patient, however...
  • First person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S. dies in Texas hospital

    10/08/2014 9:10:07 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | ed Oct 8, 2014 | Lisa Maria Garza and Richard Valdmanis
    First person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S. dies in Texas hospital
  • A Brief Review Of History's 9 Deadliest Plagues

    10/08/2014 6:54:22 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    BI ^ | 10-7-2014 | avid Kotok, Cumberland Advisors
    David Kotok, Cumberland AdvisorsOctober 7, 2014 “The practice of quarantine, as we know it, began during the 14th century in an effort to protect coastal cities from plague epidemics. Ships arriving in Venice from infected ports were required to sit at anchor for 40 days before landing. This practice, called quarantine, was derived from the Italian words quaranta giorni, which mean 40 days.” The modern world is now moving toward a full Ebola quarantine. I personally recall flying home from Europe in the 1960s while I was in the US Army. The plane was diverted to the Azores, and while...
  • Dallas County Judge Jenkins Not Ebola Risk: Health Officials

    10/08/2014 2:33:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | October 7, 2014 | Ken Kalthoff
    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins released letters from health experts Tuesday night that support his unprotected contact with four people under observation for Ebola. Last week, Jenkins helped those people move from the Dallas apartment where patient Thomas Duncan was staying. He said he did so to show the community that the disease could not be contracted through contact with people who are not showing symptoms of the disease. Jenkins said he has confronted fear of Ebola from parents at his daughter's elementary school who were concerned their children might contract the disease from his daughter because of Jenkins' contact...
  • Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed [BO & CDC Lying?]

    10/07/2014 7:11:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 10/7/14 | David Willman
    .....some scientists who have long studied Ebola say [federal government] assurances are premature — and they are concerned about what is not known about the strain now on the loose. It is an Ebola outbreak like none seen before, jumping from the bush to urban areas, giving the virus more opportunities to evolve as it passes through multiple human hosts. Dr. C.J. Peters, who battled a 1989 outbreak of the virus among research monkeys housed in Virginia and who later led the CDC's most far-reaching study.....
  • Promise of God concerning disease

    10/05/2014 7:29:50 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | ? B.C. | God
    If we as a nation follow God, we will live in peace and good health. If not, the opposite will happen: Deuteronomy 7:15New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 The Lord will remove from you all sickness; and He will not put on you any of the harmful diseases of Egypt which you have known, but He will lay them on all who hate you.
  • Ebola In America: Is The Government Doing Enough?

    10/05/2014 4:41:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’m writing this with Ebola-type symptoms. I don’t have Ebola;, I have food poisoning. But still. The world is not yet in panic mode over the latest outbreak, but it’s close. Is it justified? Ebola isn’t an easy virus to contract, or at least it didn’t used to be. The only sure way to catch it is from the bodily fluids of people with it – and then only once they start to exhibit symptoms themselves. That’s why it’s been the near-exclusive domain of countries without proper sewage treatment, clean water and general hygiene amenities we in the West are...
  • Could Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Be Spreading New Mystery Virus to U.S.?

    10/04/2014 6:14:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 58 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | Oct `, 2014 | Michael Morris
    Could Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Be Spreading New Mystery Virus to U.S.? October 1, 2014 - 3:56 PM By Michael Morris Subscribe to Michael Morris RSS The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory on September 26 stating that “nine pediatric patients were hospitalized with an acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology.” The CDC is investigating the nine cases of acute neurological illness and paralysis in Colorado children to see if enterovirus 68 (EV-D68) is the virus responsible for their symptoms. CDC Enterovirus Investigation These illnesses, having occurred since August 1, 2014, are “characterized by focal limb...
  • Transmission of disease

    10/03/2014 11:04:09 PM PDT · by zimfam007 · 58 replies
    What is the difference b/w an airborne pathogen and everything else?
  • Origin of AIDS Pandemic Traced to the Democratic Republic of Congo

    10/03/2014 10:09:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    trove ^ | October 3, 2014 | Elliot Hannon, Slate
    Three decades after the world witnessed HIV begin to take its devastating human toll, scientists have isolated where the pandemic started in Kinshasa, in what was then Zaire, and now the Democratic Republic of Congo. The revelation is outlined in the journal Science, which dated the origin of the pandemic as early as the 1920s. While the virus is thought to have crossed into the human population years earlier, the Guardian notes, it remained largely localized until it reached Kinshasa, which catapulted throughout the region, and then world. A confluence of social factors led to what the authors call a...
  • United Airlines contacting passengers who flew with Ebola victim

    10/03/2014 5:53:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 2, 2014 | DAVID KOENIG
    Stars and Stripes Logo United Airlines contacting passengers who flew with Ebola victim By DAVID KOENIG The Associated Press Published: October 2, 2014 More than 80 people in Dallas are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan or others who Duncan had met, health officials said. DALLAS — United Airlines said Thursday it is notifying passengers who were on flights with a man later diagnosed with Ebola and telling them how to contact federal health officials. United said it is also telling passengers that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • The US Is Scrambling To Produce The Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp

    10/03/2014 4:33:05 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    BI - The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-3-2014 | Philip Sherwell
    Philip Sherwell October 3, 2014 The US government is scrambling to start production of the experimental Ebola drug that is viewed as the most promising medical treatment in the fight against the virus. The ZMapp serum was used to treat two American missionaries who recovered from Ebola, but is not available for the Dallas man currently fighting the disease as the limited supplies made for clinical trials ran out in August. Federal officials and two of the world’s largest charities are in advanced talks with pharmaceutical companies to launch accelerated production from genetically-engineered tobacco plants and animal cells. But even...
  • Officials work to find, contain those closest to Dallas Ebola patient [cleanup not their job]

    10/03/2014 2:52:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 3, 2014 | SHERRY JACOBSON
    Government health officials said Thursday that they were tracking down as many as 100 people who may have had contact with a contagious Ebola patient and were forcing four adults to be isolated at home.State and county officials executed a communicable disease control order to force four unidentified people,believed to be adults, to remain inside the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan developed Ebola symptoms. The order allows health workers to monitor the apartment’s occupants daily. Five children and an unknown number of adults share the apartment at The Ivy in Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas.The apartment,where Duncan had been...
  • An American Cameraman For NBC News Has Ebola — And He's Coming Back To The US

    10/02/2014 6:28:01 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    Bi ^ | 10-2-1014 | Paul Szoldra
       Paul SzoldraOctober 2, 2014An unnamed American freelance cameraman/writer working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment, NBC News reports. The freelancer was hired by NBC on Tuesday to support Dr. Nancy Snyderman on assignment in Monrovia, but he came down with symptoms of the virus on Wednesday, according to NBC. On Thursday, he was diagnosed as having the virus. The freelancer's condition comes just days after the Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first case of Ebola being diagnosed in...