From my friend Jean:
I saw the press conference. They blocked of 4 city blocks around the patient’s apartment.
They described all the precautions they took around the complex (apartment) – handing out flyers and knocking on all doors.
The doctor seemed nervous and evasive.
2nd Ebola patient in Texas was wearing protective gear.
On this press conference – note the guy who tells the doctor that he has to go is a CDC guy.
They did not want the doctor to reveal any more information. They are monitoring 48 people (this wasn’t mentioned in my last message). Also they have taken the ER at Texas Presbyterian and made it into an Ebola ER and mentioned the plural of patient – as in “patients”.
This will not end well and Obama should be on the hot seat for not banning flights – heck for even bringing those workers from Africa in the first place.
One of the best things to stop ebola is quarantine – that would also mean to quarantine it in Africa.
So much is being discussed on forums about method of transmission and without a single source like the CDC used to be to hand out truth – we are screwed. Nobody knows the real danger, the real info that would help.
This is due to a lack in trust of gov’t and someone at the top caused that lack of trust.
DALLAS (PIX11/AP) — Health officials say a health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test.
The patient, who has not been publicly identified, was wearing protective gear and following Centers for Disease Control protective measures, Dr. Daniel Varga said at a Sunday morning press conference. The health care worker has been self-monitoring at home for two days and has not returned to work.
Varga also revealed that Texas health officials are currently monitoring 18 other employees.
A statement posted on the Texas Department of State Health Service’s website Sunday says “confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.”
Officials say the health care worker reported a low grade fever Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing. Preliminary test results were received late Saturday.
Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, says officials have “been preparing for this possibility.”
Health officials have interviewed the patient and are identifying any contacts or potential exposures.
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday in Dallas. Varga confirmed that the health care worker helped treat Duncan during his second trip to the hospital.