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How U.S. Health Providers Are Expanding Their Ebola Precautions

Source: www.theblaze.com – Monday, October 06, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how good the triage staff is at identifying and isolating possible cases. A small hospital in the Ohio countryside has hung up signs, imploring patients to let nurses know if they have traveled recently to West Africa. FILE – This Oct. 3, 3014, file photo, shows an isolation room that could be used to quarantine an Ebola patient at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. The hospital has put together an action plan and staff will be going through training to deal with the possibility of an Ebola virus infected patient. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Doug Strickland, File) And one of the nation’s largest ambulance companies has written step-by-step instructions on how to wrap the interior of a rig with plastic sheeting while transporting a patient. Ebola has yet to infect a single person on U.S. soil — the one confirmed case here involves a man who contracted the virus overseas. But health care providers are worried enough that they are taking a variety of precautions. — Read more stories from TheBlaze Woman Interrupts Restaurant Patrons With Tears and Screams, ‘This Isn’t Food, It’s Violence!’ — Wait Until You See Why Here’s the Picture Involving Two Children That Atheists Are Demanding Officials Remove From a School — and the District’s Bold Response

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Thom Tillis, flailing, grabs onto Ebola and the Secret Service

Source: www.dailykos.com – Friday, October 03, 2014
Thom Tillis Here's a good sign a candidate has lost faith in his message: when he starts talking about every new headline. Witness North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis, who in recent days has tried out Ebola and the Secret Service as … attacks on Sen. Kay Hagan. In both instances, the criticism made essentially the same point: The president can't keep America safe. "How on earth can you protect the nation if you can't protect the White House?" he asked, according to an account of his speech Wednesday. That might be a compelling argument against electing the Secret Service, but the president would seem to be more sinned against than sinning in this case, and what Hagan has to do with it is a total mystery. In a statement Thursday about Ebola, he said "it makes absolutely no sense to risk more cases" by allowing travel to the West African countries. "It's time for Washington to take action to protect the American people," he asserted. Too bad he didn't just ask "How on earth can you protect the nation if you can't personally defeat a virus?" That at least would have been obviously humorous. In any case, it's not as simple as banning flights from West Africa—the Texas Ebola patient flew first from Liberia to Brussels , and then to the United States. But again, what is Hagan supposed to do about Ebola? Especially given that it's been Republicans cutting the budget at the Centers for Disease Control. What Ebola and the Secret Servi

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By the way: U.S. troops have landed in West Africa to fight Ebola

Source: hotair.com – Monday, September 29, 2014
Outbreak. What are they doing? Building tent hospitals in swamps, for one, after arriving at Liberia’s ghost town airport. The American military effort against history’s deadliest Ebola outbreak is taking shape in West Africa, but concerns are mounting that the pace isn’t fast enough to check a virus that is spreading at a terrifying clip. On […] Read this post »

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Nurse From Evergreen With Ebola To Leave Liberia Tuesday

Source: denver.cbslocal.com – Sunday, August 03, 2014
ATLANTA (AP/CBS4) — A second American medical missionary stricken with the often deadly Ebola virus is expected to be flown Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital’s infectious disease unit. Top American public health officials continue to emphasize that treating Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly in the U.S. poses no risks to the public as West Africa grapples with its worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. Writebol is an Evergreen High School graduate whose family now lives in North Carolina. Nancy Writebol (credit: sim.org) “The plain truth is that we can stop Ebola,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking Sunday on ABC’s “This Week. “We know how to control it: hospital infection control and stopping it at the source in Africa.” Brantley and Writebol served on the same medical mission team that was treating Ebola patients in Liberia. Also spreading in Guinea and Sierra Leone, the outbreak has infected more than 1,300 people in West Africa, killing at least 729 of them. Liberian officials said a medical evacuation plane would transport Writebol to the United States early Tuesday. Information Minister Lewis Brown told The Associated Press that the flight was expected to leave West Africa between at 1 a.m. and 1.30 a.m. local time Tuesday. Brantly arrived Saturday under the same protocol, fl

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