>> the hospital is looking into why the patient was discharged
Not only that, this is all reactive not proactive.
As usual we are going to find out that much of our supposed defenses and abilities to deal with biological warfare and epidemics is going to be much less than what it is supposed to be as we deal with this Ebola situation.
I just hope that we get things up to speed before we face a real terrorist, biological warfare attack.
The timeline here is NOT encouraging.
Patient Zero went to the hospital Friday and was displaying enough symptoms to be prescribed antibiotics. Friday was the 26th. He was, at that point, infectious.
The three day incubation period for people who he physical contact with on Friday ran out on Monday, the day he was checked into the hospital. There is, potentially, a new infection chain that we have to worry about that no one seems to be talking about.
A potential Patient Two went to the hospital either late yesterday or today. Reportedly patient Two is a family member. Oddly enough this is good news for the rest of us since Patient Two could be a member of an identified infection chain.
The real nightmare begins if there is a Patient Three who is NOT a family member of Patient Zero. The possibility of this happening is much higher, in my mind, that it was before I read this article because of the nature of the hospital visit on Friday.
Now the truth starts trickling out. Yesterday everything was perfect and nothing to worry about. Today we find out the beginning of roots which will explain the extent of his contact and infection spread. It was a plane from Liberia where people would naturally try to escape the disease at any risk. He was spreading his disease for over a week.
This morning we learn he infected a female, case #2. I have no doubt there will be more from this case. Would be surprised if more infected Africans were on the plane with him. Since they are still doing the flights from Liberia to the US, that is another risk we should NOT be taking. Because of self-segregation among Blacks, looks like they are targeting Black Americans in particular with this carelessness as they are most likely to be interacting with Blacks from Africa. Maybe Muslims, too, if the travelers are Muslim.