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    Posted: 4 hours 44 minutes ago at 11:16pm
Is that 167 referring to the passengers on that flight? Only 60 of them cleared, I wonder if they were even able to track down all those people? Glad she is doing better.
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I'm glad the black nurse is recovering. I hope she's not tying the knot too soon though. I read she is still contagious for a sex partner for up to 21 days after she's cured.
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Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family


Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 • Updated at 6:31 PM CDT

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has signs of Ebola in her blood, her family said Wednesday, one week after she was hospitalized at an Atlanta hospital with the potentially deadly virus.

Vinson will be transferred into a different unit at Emory University Hospital and is still being treated in the serious communicable diseases unit, the family said.

"Amber and our family are ecstatic to receive this latest report on her condition," her mother Debra Barry said, saying the news had "truly answered prayers and bring our family one step closer to reuniting with her at home."

Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson Ebola-Free, Family SaysDallas Nurse Amber Vinson Ebola-Free, Family SaysDallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has Ebola detected in her blood, according to a statement Wednesday from her family.

Vinson, 29, was the second Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse to fall ill with the virus after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with the disease in the United States. Duncan died Oct. 8.

Amber Vinson Was "In No Way Careless" Prior to Being Diagnosed With EbolaAmber Vinson Was &amp;quot;In No Way Careless&amp;quot; Prior to Being Diagnosed With EbolaThe family of Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson released a statement Sunday, indicating the Dallas nurse had not been careless in the days preceding her diagnosis. NBC5's Ray Villeda reports.

Her coworker Nina Pham, who also contracted the virus after treating Duncan, remains hospitalized in good condition at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

It is still unclear how exactly both nurses contracted the virus.

Vinson had worn protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as she inserted catheters, drew blood and dealt with Duncan's body fluids. She worked on the three days in late September when Duncan was producing "extensive" diarrhea and vomit.

Vinson was hospitalized on Tuesday, Oct. 14, one day after she returned to Dallas from a trip to Ohio to plan her wedding and visit family. She was diagnosed with Ebola one day after she was hospitalized.

Vinson's family has defended her decision to fly home to Dallas the day before she fell ill with Ebola, saying that she made the decision in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and with guidance from her own hospital.

She had been cleared by the CDC to fly just before she boarded the flight, the CDC said last week, hours after the CDC chief told reporters she should not have flown.

A timeline of the Ebola threat in North Texas, from Sept. 14 through Nov. 8. Last updated at 6 p.m., Oct. 22, 2014.



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lol i cant even get mad...LOL

too bad they cant find sense enough to do that here
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she was/is a hero
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How 1 doctor saved Nigeria from Ebola catastrophe

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By Dylan Stableford 5 hours ago Yahoo News

A campaigner of &amp;quot;#Bring Back Our Girls&amp;quot; shows an image of Ameyo Stella Adadevoh during a candlelight vigil for Adadevoh and other Ebola victims in Abuja
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A day after the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola, the doctor who treated the country's first case of the deadly virus and later died from the disease herself is being hailed as a hero for helping stop the outbreak.

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, a doctor at First Consultant Hospital, oversaw treatment of Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria's Ebola patient zero, when he arrived sick in Lagos, Nigeria's former capital and Africa's largest city, on a flight from Liberia in July.

Adadevoh fought to isolate Sawyer, a top official in the Liberian Ministry of Finance who did not take kindly to isolation and lied about his symptoms, officials said.

"Immediately, he was very aggressive," Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri, the hospital's director, told the BBC. "He was more intent on leaving the hospital than anything else. He was screaming. He pulled his intravenous [tubes] and spilled the blood everywhere."

Adadevoh, the Telegraph writes, "effectively saved the country from disaster by spotting that its first Ebola patient was lying about his condition, and then stopped him leaving her clinic."

Sawyer, who had been caring for his Ebola-stricken sister, was reportedly set on visiting one of Nigeria's Pentecostal churches "in search of a cure from one of the so-called miracle pastors," the BBC said.

"The Liberian ambassador started calling Dr. Adadevoh, putting pressure on her and the institution," Ohiaeri said. "He felt we were kidnapping the gentleman and said it was a denial of his fundamental rights and we could face further actions. ... The only way we could be sure and live up to our responsibility to our people, the state and nation — this is all about patriotism at the end of the day — was to keep him here."

Sawyer, 40, collapsed in Lagos on July 20 after getting off a plane from Liberia. He died just five days later. Adadevo and 11 colleagues were infected with Ebola.

"She was fine all along and then suddenly it became apparent," Adadevoh's son Bankole Cardoso told the news service.

She died on Aug. 19.

"We lost some of our best staff," Ohiaeri said. "Dr. Adadevoh had been working with us for 21 years and was perhaps one of the most brilliant physicians. I worked with her. I know that she was sheer genius."

Thanks to patient isolation and aggressive contact tracing (including 18,500 visits to 894 people), Nigeria had just 20 Ebola cases, including eight deaths — a far lower death rate than the 70 percent seen elsewhere.

Cardoso, still mourning the loss of his mother, says it's become "more and more apparent exactly what she had done" in identifying Sawyer as patient zero.

"It really helped Nigeria to prepare and get ready to trace everybody," Cardoso said. "And I think that's the difference between us and our West African neighbors — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone."

Rui Gama Vaz, WHO director for Nigeria, called the containment of Ebola in the most populous country in Africa a "spectacular success story."

"But we must be clear that we only won a battle," Vaz added. "The war will only end when West Africa is also declared free of Ebola."
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don't know if this was posted, but I wondered how the owner of shop was making out business-wise. I hope the business survives. Sounds like the shop owner is being very cautious and that's a good thing.




Ebola fears throw Ohio bridal shop owners' lives into chaos

By Susan Candiotti and Chris Welch, CNN
updated 4:21 PM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014

(CNN) -- For Anna Younker, owning a bridal shop means serving customers who are planning one of the happiest days of their lives. It's a job she loves.

"She's the salt of the earth," said her husband, Donald.

But since October 16, the couple's lives have been turned upside down. Ever since news broke that nurse Amber Vinson had visited their Ohio store just before being diagnosed with Ebola, the fallout has been unrelenting.

Don and Anna Younker of Coming Attractions Bridal and Formal sent photos of the decontamination process underway at their business.\nThe cleaning company is ClorDiSys Solutions, inc of Lebanon, New Jersey who is donating their services. Keep in mind, this type of cleaning was not required and no one asked bridal shop owners to do it, but Anna Younker has said she is doing it as an extra precautionary step, for peace of mind.\n
Don and Anna Younker of Coming Attractions Bridal and Formal sent photos of the decontamination process underway at their business. The cleaning company is ClorDiSys Solutions, inc of Lebanon, New Jersey who is donating their services. Keep in mind, this type of cleaning was not required and no one asked bridal shop owners to do it, but Anna Younker has said she is doing it as an extra precautionary step, for peace of mind.


The couple's Coming Attractions Bridal Shop, a business they cultivated for nearly 25 years, is dark, they say, mainly thanks to Ebola hysteria.

"It's a little hard to believe that something like Ebola from halfway around the world can affect our lives right here in Akron," said Donald Younker. "The world is clearly smaller than we think."

On Sunday, the bridal shop looked like a "Star Trek" set. Bright blue light beamed from five ultraviolet ray machines in an operation designed to eliminate any possible trace of the Ebola virus. It's called a TORCH UV system from New Jersey-based ClorDiSys Solutions Inc. The Younkers say a team spent about five hours performing the service free of charge.

Now, the fascinating part: The Summit County Health Department told the family the cleaning effort was unnecessary.

"You don't have to do it if you don't want to, that's what they told us," Anna Younker said.

Even if the virus was present, health officials say it doesn't live long on surfaces. Dr. Marguerite Erme, the Summit County medical director, also told CNN the cleanup wasn't needed.

"It was the same thing they told us about closing," Younker added.

'I'm hoping that this will ease everybody's mind'

The couple say they did it because of "public scrutiny."

"I'm hoping that this will ease everybody's mind that if there's anything floating in my store that it's gonna be gone,' Anna Younker said.

The couple say that by shutting their doors and scrubbing the shop, they hope to "get rid of any" stigmatization.

Or will they?

Despite their efforts, the Younkers worry they may have to get rid of their entire inventory, including hundreds of dresses.

"I think that's probably what I'll have to do," Donald Younker said.

For now, their insurance company is suggesting they may not be covered, saying a virus such as Ebola may be an exclusion.

Yet, the Younkers say, there's no evidence the virus was in the shop.

He's also worried about possible lawsuits from customers. He isn't sure why. Yet he says nothing would surprise him.

It's unexpected craziness," said his wife, Anna. "Some people are going over and beyond to panic."

Travel restrictions

Anna Younker is listed as a "contact" with Vinson because she waited on her in the bridal shop. The Health Department told her that for three days, she wasn't allowed to leave her home.

Now, the restrictions have been loosened. She can leave her house but cannot use public transportation and must tell officials if she wants to leave the county. Someone still comes to her home to record her temperature once a day. Her 21-day oversight will last about two more weeks before it can be lifted.

But even though her husband, who works at IBM, and their 10-year-old son have no official restrictions, they're also affected.

"He was supposed to go to an amusement park to do some Halloween activities. He was supposed to go to a Cavs game, (but) we can't do any," she said. "They're not under quarantine, but because of the stigma that we would feel ... and getting scrutinized and being told we were reckless with public safety, we didn't want that," she added.

When she first found out about Vinson, Younker called her son's school principal to let her know. "I wanted to make sure she was comfortable that my son was at school, and she was," Younker said.

Then, as news spread, the school closed as a precaution to get scrubbed down. The principal told her that parents were calling with concerns. "They asked me what can I do," Younker said. "They weren't telling me I cannot send my son to school but ... I did choose to keep him home just so all the parents, teachers, families are not panicking."

And while Younker says she's been getting a lot of support from a diocese and friends, there are others who don't want her son there, for now.

"I don't want my son to be treated as if he's full of germs. ... There've been some parents that said if this particular child would come to school that's associated with this Ebola ... they will not send their kids to school."

"I don't want to disrupt everybody else's learning. I want everybody to go to school and feel comfortable."

His parents are picking up his homework so he doesn't fall behind.

Trying to cope

Meantime, questions keep coming. Some of them, the couple says, are baseless, according to what health officials are telling them.

"A lot of it is just nonsense. ... Did I use the same tape measure, measuring those bridesmaids as I used on their bridesmaids? ... That's not how this disease is caught," Anna Younker said.

For now, from both a personal and business standpoint, the couple are counting the days when they can get everything back to normal.

"Even though I feel good, we have to be cautious," she said.

She's calling customers, delivering dresses and making arrangements for alterations as needed.

"No one will be out of their dresses."




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NBC aint sh*t, they had to show the pneumonic plague outbreak episode on Blacklist tonight? Ermm
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