It’s obvious that the “Officials” have not done their jobs and are playing a game of Ebola Roulette with the American people. You should be outraged and DEMAND some responsible action from them in the future!
Isn’t that special, that the CEO of the One World Alliance founded in 1999, just happens to be deeply intertwined in US Airways and UNITED AIRLINES? This is an outrage that American Airlines & United Airlines are involved in yet a 2nd world changing event. American Airlines, Delta and all other Airlines need to STOP servicing countries involved in the epidemic in West Africa.
UPDATE: 4:40pm MT – United Airlines was the carrier that flew the man
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Patient in isolation at Queen’s Medical Center, officials say Ebola a possibility
The Department of Health has confirmed a patient is currently in isolation and undergoing testing in Honolulu.
The Hawaii Nurses Association said the person is being treated at The Queen’s Medical Center.
Officials told KHON2 Ebola is a possibility, however the patient has yet to be specifically tested for the virus.
“We are early in the investigation of a patient — very, very early — who we’re investigating that might have Ebola,” said Dr. Melissa Viray, deputy state epidemiologist. “It’s very possible that they do and they have Ebola. I think it’s also more likely that they have another condition that presents with similar symptoms.”
Dr. Viray said the patient could have a number of illnesses including Ebola, flu, malaria and typhoid.
Dr. Viray wouldn’t confirm any details about the patient, symptoms, or if the person had recently traveled to West Africa. But she did say red flags for Ebola include fever and recent travel to that area.
“Why is this person being isolated?” KHON2 asked.
“What we’ve asked the hospitals to tell us about is anyone with a travel history, and anyone with a fever. And when those things come together, we’ve asked them to be very careful and in an abundance of caution while you’re working, for whatever else might be going on, also make sure you isolate against Ebola, just in case,” she said.
“So it sounds like this person does have a fever and recently traveled to West Africa,” KHON2 asked.
“Again, I can’t be the one to confirm that,” Dr. Viray said.
The patient is currently being kept in a regular room, and anyone who goes in or out must wear protective gear, officials said.
“They’re monitoring who goes in and out of that room, and making sure that everybody is as safe as possible, while the patient is being evaluated for Ebola and what other conditions that patient might have,” Dr. Viray said.
“Should the public concerned?” KHON2 asked.
“No, absolutely not. Like I said, this is a possible case we’re investigating. We don’t know if this is Ebola or a number of other conditions,” she said.
Health officials say it’s too early to say if the person will be tested for Ebola.
There are 1,400 nurses assigned to work at The Queen’s Medical Center. The hospital has assured them that procedures are in place to protect them while the patient is being monitored.
A message sent to all employees Wednesday said that the hospital is “evaluating a patient for possible symptoms that may be consistent with Ebola.”
The union that represents the nurses was tipped off about the message Wednesday afternoon.
Joan Craft, president of the Hawaii Nurses Association, immediately contacted the hospital for assurance that safety procedures are in place to protect her members.
“Blood and fluid procedures are safe, but there are a lot of contagious things you can come in contact with,” she told KHON2. “Ebola is very frightening, but procedures are safe, and we just want to make sure everyone knows that.”
The HNA also wanted to make sure that if someone is pregnant or otherwise uncomfortable dealing with the patient, that he or she does not have to be involved in the monitoring of the patient.
Experts gave us that reassurance last month and said then that unless you traveled to an area that was experiencing an outbreak, the risk of contracting Ebola is very low.
There is no room designed specifically for Ebola at The Queen’s Medical Center, but the hospital says it is equipped to deal with the virus if needed.
“If someone showed up in the ER with suspected Ebola symptoms, they would immediately be placed in an isolation room,” Erlaine Bello, The Queen’s Medical Center infectious disease specialist, previously told KHON2. “The door would be closed at all times. There would be a facilities log kept of everyone who entered the room and anyone who entered the room at a minimum would be wearing gloves, eye protection, goggles and a mask, and impermeable gown.”
Dr. Bello said major hospitals and the health department have a good relationship with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that the state itself has the resources and the expertise to handle a case of Ebola if it were to appear here in the islands.
By Susan Duclos
Before listening to the potrblog video below and clicking the source links he provides on his website and which will be shown below the video in this article, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Many believe and constantly state that the “US” health system is so much better, more advanced, and better equipped than west Africa where the Ebola outbreak has killed more than 3,000 people, but evidence to the contrary not only exists, but has been reported on. Consider the recent NYT article which discusses how an outbreak of EV 68, among children, has already overwhelmed hospitals to the point where they have to divert ambulances in some cases because they don’t have the ability to care for the patients being brought in.
Three times in the last month, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital has had to divert ambulances to other hospitals because its emergency room was filled with children, most of them younger than 5, with severe respiratory illness. Before the outbreak, the hospital had not had to divert ambulances in 10 years, said Dr. Daniel Johnson, the interim section chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the hospital.
Ample evidence that the US is completely unprepared for any massive outbreak, which we have been warned of time and time again, by doctors, nurses and health experts who would be on the frontline, so to speak, of any Ebola outbreak. Just recently the Nurses Union staged a protest in Las Vegas, dressed in HAZMAT suits, and stating outright that we are not prepared.
With all that in mind, potrblog provides us with the facts about Ebola, and providing all his source material for readers and viewers to confirm his assertions, which shows that all it would take is “one drop” of aerosolized Ebola infected blood to infect half a million people and one milliLiter to infect 10 million people.
Key Quote: “The mode of acquisition of viral infection in index cases is usually unknown. Secondary transmission of filovirus infection is typically thought to occur by direct contact with infected persons or infected blood or tissues. There is no strong evidence of secondary transmission by the aerosol route in African filovirus outbreaks. However, aerosol transmission is thought to be possible and may occur in conditions of lower temperature and humidity which may not have been factors in outbreaks in warmer climates. At the very least, the potential exists for aerosol transmission, given that virus is detected in bodily secretions, the pulmonary alveolar interstitial cells, and within lung spaces.”
Now we see that yet another doctor that was exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone has been brought into the US and is currently being quarantined at National Institutes of Health in Maryland.
Ladies and gentlemen….. this is how it begins……. by the numbers.
Quite possibly the only thing standing between us and a massive EBOLA outbreak is, Winter Weather and ONE Ebola infected sneeze.
One milliLiter of aerosolized Ebola infected blood is capable of infecting 10,000,000 people.
One DROP of aerosolized Ebola infected blood is capable of infecting 500,000 people.
Those are the maximum boundary conditions for Airborne Ebola infection based on USAMRIID’s report that an airborne dose of less than 10 Plaque Forming Units [PFU] is capable of creating an infection. Research indicates that one mL of Ebola infected blood often contains on the order of 100,000,000 PFU’s.
Of course this begs the question, how much could one sneeze in a room infect?
One milliLiter of Ebola infected blood, at maximum, is capable of infecting a 22,072 Square Foot room to the extent that taking one breath of air from that room would infect a person
One DROP of Ebola infected blood, at maximum, is capable of infecting a 1,104 Square Foot room to the extent that taking one breath of air from that room would infect a person
The key take away from this analysis is that an INSANELY small amount of Airborne Ebola has a MASSIVE infectious potential. In fact Ebola’s infectious potential is so great that its not the amount of Ebola that is the infectious constraint, rather the constraint is how long Ebola can survive in the Air.
Unfortunately, According to the US Army’s Center for Aerobiological Sciences, Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland:
(1) Ebola has an aerosol stability that is comparable to Influenza-A
(2) Much like Flu, Airborne Ebola transmissions need Winter type conditions to maximize Aerosol infection
“Filoviruses, which are classified as Category A Bioterrorism Agents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA), have stability in aerosol form comparable to other lipid containing viruses such as influenza A virus, a low infectious dose by the aerosol route (less than 10 PFU) in NHPs, and case fatality rates as high as ~90% .”
“The mode of acquisition of viral infection in index cases is usually unknown. Secondary transmission of filovirus infection is typically thought to occur by direct contact with infected persons or infected blood or tissues. There is no strong evidence of secondary transmission by the aerosol route in African filovirus outbreaks. However, aerosol transmission is thought to be possible and may occur in conditions of lower temperature and humidity which may not have been factors in outbreaks in warmer climates . At the very least, the potential exists for aerosol transmission, given that virus is detected in bodily secretions, the pulmonary alveolar interstitial cells, and within lung spaces”
Quite possibly the only thing standing between us and a massive EBOLA outbreak is, Winter Weather and ONE Ebola infected sneeze.
Please read this whole thing if you get a moment.
Remember, its just my opinion, and what I’m doing personally. You can choose to do similar, or do nothing. The choice of how to respond is each our own choice to make.
Best I can do is tell you how I’m treating this.
The Ebola patient flew on United airlines from brussels to Washington DC, then to Dallas.
DC international, customs inspection… TSA screeners touched him for sure… then touched others.
In my personal opinion….. If you’ve flown ANYWHERE in the past few weeks you may have been exposed to someone.
Anyone who has been on a plane, or around someone who was on a plane… STAY Thefrack away from me…
Wait, even better, I’ll stay away from everyone for the next several weeks (months?).
I wouldn’t take any chances any time soon. Better safe than sorry.
Right now would be the time where a bunch of people unknowingly become infected. Next 3-4 weeks should tell the tale on this.
Recommend staying away from people, stores, and new items that others may have sneezed, wiped, or coughed upon ( every packaged item could be carrying the virus up to 5 days after being ejected from the body).
Basically, stay as far away as you can from other peoples fluids, and even their heavy breathing or coughing.
The virus could be on Door handles, drinking fountains, in public restrooms, in public transportation, on gas stations pump handles, trash cans, vending machines, even groceries….. things that multiple people touch.
Think about your mail. Bills, junk mail, newspapers, magazines in stores, supermarket food packaging, fresh produce out in the open at stores…… the list of daily used objects which can be exposed to this virus is endless.
Sewers? Septic tanks? Creeks, rivers, lakes which could contain human waste.. all things to consider in a viral outbreak.
Water supply? Who knows if our water treatment methods kill the virus? Maybe only a worry I might have, but to me it makes sense that if people are vomiting, with blood, and diarrhea …. the water supply could carry the virus if waste was untreated.
Crowds? Concerts? Movies? Bars? Shopping at stores? Ordering thing online? Not wise until more is known.
Things that kill the virus outside the body….Powerful electromagnetism, microwaves, UV light, and sunlight…… Also, bleach, alcohol, and antiviral chemicals..
Ebola is a virus, not a germ or bacteria…. and its harder to kill than both germs or bacteria. Hand soap might not do the trick in killing this virus, but can certainly aid removal of dirt / oils / bodily fluids which carry the virus.
They say this virus is not airborne, however sharing a room could lead to infection due to coughing / sneezing of fine particles.
Its vulnerability is that it cannot live very long outside a host body (5-7 days).
This is a hypochondriac’s nightmare, and if you’re a slight “OCD” neat freak anal retentive hand washer like me, then you’re really sweating bullets on this.
Better safe than sorry I suppose.
If these reports are true, him vomiting in the apartment complex, him out for days in Dallas, going to the hospital TWICE, AND in an ambulance which stayed in service for two days afterwards… then a full blown outbreak is brewing now.
We’ve got about 20 days from today to find out if its true.
In the meantime, I personally am treating this like its legit.
LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE NOW. If its out there now, you’ll be happy you were cautious. If this is all hype, in three weeks you can turn off all media and read up on false flag hoaxes.
Lets hope its a fake out, but assume its real for now.
DO NOT WAIT for the ‘government’ or media to tell you to be cautious, you must be careful now on your own without some talking head telling you.
Sanjay Gupta at CNN , the shills at the CDC, and your local officials will not be reporting an outbreak UNTIL AN OUTBREAK IS HAPPENING. Remember that.