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MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL PATIENT TESTED FOR EBOLA


NEW YORK --
Mount Sinai Hospital in New York is performing tests on a patient who had recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola has been reported, the hospital told WABC-TV.

A male patient with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms came to the hospital's emergency room on Monday morning, officials said. 

The hospital says the patient has been placed in strict isolation and is undergoing medical screenings to determine the cause of his symptoms. 

"All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff. We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients," the hospital wrote in a statement.

Mt. Sinai is following what the Center for Disease Control recommended last week when they sent a Health Alert to doctors and hospitals.

The Ebola virus causes a hemorrhagic fever that has sickened more than 1,300 people in Africa, killing more than 700 mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. It is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood or urine, unlike an airborne virus like influenza or the common cold. A person exposed to the virus can take up to 21 days to exhibit any symptoms, making it possible for infected travelers to enter the U.S. without knowing they have it.

Federal agents at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak, as delegations from some 50 countries arrive in the nation's capital for a leadership summit this week. Border patrol agents at Washington's Dulles International and New York's JFK airport in particular have been told to ask travelers about possible exposure to the virus and to be on the lookout for anyone with a fever, headache, achiness, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, rash or red eyes. 

"There is a screening process that individuals have to go through when they board aircraft departing the countries where this outbreak has been reported. There is additional screening that occurs when individuals who started in that region of the world arrive in this country," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. 

If a passenger is suspected of carrying the deadly virus, they would be quarantined immediately and evaluated by medical personnel, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which provided the additional training to local airports.

"There is always the possibility that someone with an infectious disease can enter the United States," CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds said Monday. "The public health concern is whether it would spread, and, if so, how quickly.'"

While the CDC says it is not screening passengers boarding planes at African airports - the job of local authorities there - the center said it has encouraged vulnerable countries to follow certain precautions. Outbound passengers in the countries experiencing Ebola are being screened for fevers and with health questionnaires, Reynolds said.

Health officials say the threat to Americans remains relatively small, even with the uptick in travel this week between Africa and the United States. In the past decade, five people have entered the U.S. known to have a viral hemorrhagic fever, including a case last March of a Minnesota man diagnosed with Lassa Fever after traveling to West Africa.


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^^oh boy...
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Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

so...they gave the US doctor a serum, which essentially saved his life, while he was on route back to the US...
is there a reason the other ebola victims cant get this serum?


Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Satire!!

Experts: Ebola Vaccine At Least 50 White People Away

http://www.theonion.com/articles/experts-ebola-vaccine-at-least-50-white-people-awa,36580/



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Now this is effective use of satire

Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Satire!!

Experts: Ebola Vaccine At Least 50 White People Away

http://www.theonion.com/articles/experts-ebola-vaccine-at-least-50-white-people-awa,36580/

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oh god, it's officially in the civilian pop...are they going to give the serum to the person in NY?
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Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

so...they gave the US doctor a serum, which essentially saved his life, while he was on route back to the US...
is there a reason the other ebola victims cant get this serum?

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Exactly!

ETA: I know it takes a long time to get new drug FDA approved, but this is overseas where I'm sure the drug laws are laxed. I wonder why they didn't start a trial of the drug with people in Liberia since they were dying from the illness and had no other option. If this treatment was so unsafe, they wouldn't have risked white lives to test it on. They probably wanted to wait until they could put a price tag on it smh.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thickblkbarbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 04 2014 at 5:22pm
Oh boy .. Knew that was going to happen,, all this international traveling , i am going to stay out of ,public places for a while!!
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Well, I tell you what . . . it's here, and it is going to spread, along with all the other diseases the South American children are bringing in, so get ready. Measles, rubella, mumps, super TB, etc, are just the tip of the iceberg.

At my hospital, we had 3 h1n1 deaths. It was kept all hush-hush. Two of the pts were from out of town, 1 was on a plane, and the other was driving thru. One pt had family all over the room, children all over the floor, all up on the bed, transferring the germs back to the waiting room, and back out onto an unsuspecting public, before we even got the official diagnosis.

This will not end well. Not trying to scare everybody, but I already know if I hear about a case in my city, I'm calling in sick to work.
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oh fck nah
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they having a big african conference in the DMV coming up..oh lort
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