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  • CONTAGION: Second Ebola Case Suspected In Dallas: “This Is Real”

    10/01/2014 3:41:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    Dallas health officials are now monitoring another person who they fear may have Ebola after coming into contact with the infected man currently being treated in Dallas, Texas. “Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,” Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said Wednesday in an interview with local ABC affiliate WFAA. “So this is real.” “There should be a concern, but it’s contained to the specific family members and close friends at...
  • Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

    10/01/2014 4:07:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 1, 2014 | Lisa Maria Garza
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) 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. "His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place," resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition. The hospital cited the man's privacy as the reason...
  • Dallas braces for second Ebola case

    10/01/2014 9:39:59 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/1/14 | Elise Viebeck
    Dallas health officials are bracing for a possible second case of the deadly Ebola virus connected to the infected man now in isolation. Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said there is one particular contact of the patient who he fears may have Ebola. "Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient," Thompson said Wednesday morning in an interview with local ABC affiliate WFAA. "So this is real. There should be a concern,...
  • Thompson: Associate of Dallas Ebola patient under close monitoring ( second case )

    10/01/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 105 replies
    WFAA ^ | October 1, 2014 | Marjorie Owens
    DALLAS — Due to close contact with a patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus, a second person is under the close monitoring of health officials as a possible second patient, said the director of Dallas County's health department Wednesday morning in an interview with WFAA. Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, says all those who've been in close contact with the diagnosed patient are being monitored as a precaution. However, Thompson pointed to one person in particular as a potential second case. "Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that...
  • Dallas-Fire Rescue paramedics test negative for Ebola

    10/01/2014 8:27:49 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/30/14 | Sherry Jacobson
    Paramedics who transported the now-confirmed Ebola patient to a Dallas hospital have tested negative for the virus, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said Wednesday. Thompson said friends and family of the patient are still under close observation, but there is no second case. Despite the negative tests, the paramedics also will be closely monitored for symptoms until the known incubation period for the virus has passed. "Given how sick this person could have been during the time frame, we would not be shocked" if there was a second case, Thompson said. "But do we have a...
  • CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    09/30/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 1,210 replies
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States. This story is developing. Please check back for further updates
  • Ebola Flies Into Dallas

    10/01/2014 5:36:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2014 | Neil Munro
    An Ebola victim has flown in from Liberia and has now been placed in an isolation ward at a Dallas hospital. “This individual left Liberia on the 19th of September, arrived in the U.S. on the 20th of September [and] had no symptoms when departing Liberia or when entering this country,” said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials said the man left the disease-stricken country of Liberia to visit with friends in the United States. They did not say if the man left Liberia for the United States because he had contacted the disease,...
  • Second case of Ebola reported in Dallas (radio)

    10/01/2014 4:49:10 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 303 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Dallas59
    Just heard on the radio (WBAP) that a family member of the man with Ebola is now sick with the stuff.
  • Health officials tracing Dallas Ebola patient’s path (Dallas ambulance was in use 2 more days)

    09/30/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 30, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Monica Nagy
    A man in a Dallas hospital has Ebola, the first human case of the deadly virus diagnosed in the United States, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The patient, who is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, did not develop symptoms until four days after he arrived from West Africa, officials said at a hastily called press conference at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta. “He was checked for fever before getting on the flight,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden. “There is no reason to believe anyone on the flight was at risk.”...
  • Dallas ambulance crew exposed to Ebola patient test negative for virus

    10/01/2014 7:24:10 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 1, 2014 6:55pm IST | Jon Herskovitz
    Oct 1 (Reuters) - All three members of Dallas ambulance crew exposed to a patient who developed Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the City of Dallas said on Wednesday. The crew members have been quarantined. They will be closely monitored for the next 21 days, the city said on its Twitter feed.
  • Obama, Two Weeks Ago: 'Chances of an Ebola Outbreak Here ... Extremely Low'

    09/30/2014 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/3o/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama, addressing the ebola outbreak September 16, 2014 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta: First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our...
  • It's 'Not Impossible' Others in US Could Contract Ebola, CDC Head Says

    10/01/2014 6:51:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The country's top medical official who has vowed to stop Ebola "in its tracks" in the U.S., conceded today that it's "not impossible" that others will contract the disease. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said an extensive tracking process is underway in the wake of the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States, with special focus on the patient’s family and health staff. “We have a seven-person team in Dallas working with the local health department and the hospital, and we will be identifying everyone who may have come in contact with him...
  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    10/01/2014 6:10:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 1, 2014 | DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD
    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health officials said Tuesday. They would not reveal his nationality or age. Authorities have begun tracking down family, friends and anyone else who may have come in close contact with him and could be at risk. Officials said there...