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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby ColoradoPrepper » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:13 pm

The second nurse called the CDC to find out if she could fly and they told her yes.

Perhaps in her defense, she thought that getting back to the Dallas hospital, which is already treating ebola patients, rather than going to a local hospital that likely has as little idea how to handle an ebola case as the Dallas hospital originally did was the better option? I do not think she was intentionally trying to place others at risk given that she called for clarification. Granted that does not make the situation better but I do not think there was malice on her part when she got on that plane.

The CDC now says she should not have flown and might track down those on the flight with this second nurse when she was just starting to show symptoms, but Thomas Duncan can fly internationally no problem with symptoms and no one on his flights needs to be monitored?

The CDC also accused the first Dallas nurse of not following protocol and then we find out there was no protocol, no training on how to take on and off ebola gear and that they might not have even been wearing gear appropriate to the biosafety level they were treating.

The CDC's own manual says that ebola can be airborne in at least some fashion.

The CDC is blatantly lying and as a result has gotten two Americans infected and possibly even more by KNOWINGLY and WILLINGLY giving them poor advice.

Are lawsuits possible for placing so many people at risk and possibly getting people killed as a result of their negligence? Something needs to be done about the CDC sooner rather than later because they are costing American lives.
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Re: EBOLA-Latest News & Updates-(News is moving fast!)

Postby DuckNCover » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:21 pm

Vetmike wrote:They are now reporting that Ms Pham flew on a passenger jet the day before she was diagnosed. CDC is scrambling to identify and isolate the passengers and crew. What an unmitigated mess the Administration has made of this.


If she truly was contagious at the time of her flight, the CDC should also be concerned with not only the passengers and crew but also the baggage handlers and everything she touched, sneezed, and coughed on at the airports. This could mushroom into something very big...

We will know how big it has spread within 21 days from now...

Also, I heard that the Ebola Virus is the size of 0.08 microns. If this disease ever goes airborne we will be in really deep stuff...
N100 masks will not be sufficient and full respirators and level 4 bio-suits may be needed in Ebola zones...
Best to be prepared to "Bug In" and let the disease burn itself out....
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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby ReadyMom » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:38 am

So, apparently, there were a couple of students who were on the same flight as Nurse #2. Now their schools are CLOSED! I'm all for being proactive ... but really? The both schools? :crazy: -k

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Belton Students To Stay Home After Flight With Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola
http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Seco ... 66452.html

A North Belton Middle School student and a Sparta Elementary School student were on the same flight Monday as a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola Tuesday night after caring for a man who was the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with the potentially deadly virus, Belton school officials confirmed late Wednesday afternoon

The district announced late Monday night that they will keep the children at home for 21 days from the day that they took the flight.


The district reiterated that it is safe for students to attend school.

During a news conference earlier Wednesday evening Belton ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon assured parents that the two students are at low risk to themselves and to others and that it’s safe to send children to class Thursday.

“We anticipate that some parents will choose to keep their children at home,” she said.

No decision has been made on whether the absences of students who are kept home will be counted as excused or unexcused.

Bell County Health Department Epidemiologist Lacey Sanders told reporters during the original press conference that the two students won’t be quarantined or isolated because they did not have contact with the nurse and because the nurse was not symptomatic at the time.

They can continue to attend school, she said.


She said the students will be monitored to ensure “we don’t miss anything for everyone’s safety involved.”

Their temperatures will be taken twice a day and the two students and their parents, who were also on the flight, will be tracked for 21 days.

“We fell that’s the best step to take for the safety and overall concern of the public,” she said.

“They’re low risk,” she said.

She said the surveillance isn’t required, but said she’s “erring on the side of caution.”

Sanders said she didn’t know where the students’ parents work.

In response to a reporter’s question about where the students or their parents would be taken if they did show symptoms, Sanders said Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple has been designated as area facility to handle such cases.

School officials learned Wednesday afternoon that the students, who are related, were on the Frontier Airlines flight Monday from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and in a letter to parents said the students attended classes on Tuesday and Wednesday.


“According to statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...and Frontier Airlines, the passenger did not show any symptoms during the flight, and the risk of exposure for other passengers on the flight was low,” the letter signed by North Belton Middle School Principal Joe Brown said.

“Because of this, there is no imminent risk to your child,” the letter said.

An identical letter signed by Principal Deena Cobrnblum was sent to Sparta Elementary School parents.

Amber Joy Vinson, 29, was in isolation Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that she took a flight on Monday to Cleveland, a day before becoming ill.

She reported a fever Tuesday and then was taken to isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian.

Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth had 132 passengers aboard.

The plane’s crew said the nurse had no symptoms of Ebola during the flight, but the next morning she developed a fever and on Tuesday night tested positive for Ebola.

Infected Ebola patients are not considered contagious until they have symptoms, but the CDC is asking the passengers to call the health agency so they can be monitored. --- CONTINUED at Link, above ---


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Chain reaction: Concern about Ebola nurse’s flight prompts school closings in two states

By Lindsey Bever October 16 at 5:42 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morn ... wo-cities/

When Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola two weeks ago, authorities said not to worry — he had no symptoms during his flights from Liberia to Dallas. They said the disease could be spread only by someone who was showing signs such as fever and only through bodily fluids such as vomit. They told passengers who rode with Duncan they couldn’t catch it because it isn’t transmitted through the air.

And, they said, if a passenger is sick or has a fever, they won’t fly.

Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is busy tracking 132 passengers who traveled this week on a Frontier Airlines flight with Amber Vinson, the second health-care worker who tested positive for Ebola after caring for Duncan, who died earlier this month. On Monday, the nurse went from Cleveland back to Dallas with a low-grade fever. And the next day, the plane took five more trips before Frontier Airlines was notified late Tuesday about Vinson.

CDC Director Tom Frieden said she did not have nausea or vomit on the plane, so the risk to anyone around her is “extremely low.”

Still, many are now concerned about exposure. A flight crew is on paid leave. Schools in Ohio and Texas have shut down. Students who were on the flight have been asked to stay home. At least one person has put himself in isolation. --- CONTINUED at LINK, above ---
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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby ReadyMom » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:52 am

Health care worker #2 is being moved to Emory, in Atlanta:

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Fourth Patient with Ebola Virus Disease Will Be Transferred to Emory University Hospital
http://advancingyourhealth.org/highligh ... om-dallas/

October 15, 2014, 7:31 pm By Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare New BrandEmory University Hospital is expecting to receive a patient from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas later today, Oct. 15. The patient is the second of two health care workers infected while caring for a patient at the Dallas hospital.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas Health Resources specifically requested that the patient be transferred to Emory Healthcare.

The patient will be treated in the same isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in which three patients have already been treated. The first two patients were discharged in late August and a third patient is still being treated.

Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and staff are highly trained in the specific and unique protocols and procedures necessary to treat and care for this type of patient.

Emory is bound by patient confidentiality and has no additional information regarding this patient.

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Ebola outbreak: Latest Texas patient taken to Atlanta hospital

CBS/APOctober 15, 2014, 1:53 PM
Last Updated Oct 15, 2014 8:53 PM EDT

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ebola-outbr ... -hospital/

ATLANTA -- A second Dallas-based nurse who was recently diagnosed with Ebola after treating a man who later died of the virus arrived in Atlanta for treatment Wednesday night.

Helicopter footage from local television stations showed 29-year-old Amber Joy Vinson leaving a jet and being helped into an ambulance Wednesday night. A police motorcade escorted the ambulance as it traveled to Emory University Hospital,
which has already treated three Americans diagnosed with the virus.

Medical records provided to The Associated Press by the family of the first person to die of Ebola on U.S. soil, Thomas Eric Duncan, show Vinson inserted catheters, drew blood, and dealt with Duncan's body fluids before he died last week. It's not clear how she contracted the virus.

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said "the first nurse, Nina Pham, is in "improved condition."

Emory University Hospital is one of four hospitals with specialized isolation units to care for Ebola with less risk of spreading to health care workers. Emory has treated three other Ebola patients, two of them have recovered and been released. There have been no reports of health care workers at Emory contracting the disease.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said all four hospitals have been asked about whether they can accept more Ebola patients should the need arise.

In a statement released by Emory, the patient still recovering from Ebola there said: "As a result of the virus, my condition worsened and I became critically ill soon after I arrived at Emory. Through rigorous medical treatment, skillful nursing, and the full support of a healthcare team, I am well on the way to a full recovery."

Emory said its isolation unit for Ebola patients where Vinson will be taken is "physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provides a high level of clinical isolation."

The announcement came on the heels of the revelation that Vinson traveled by air the day before presenting symptoms and being isolated, the CDC announced Wednesday.

The revelation has raised alarms about further spread of the disease, which is transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood and saliva after the victim starts showing symptoms.

In response to the latest Ebola case, the White House announced Wednesday that President Obama is calling off a planned trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and instead will convene Cabinet officials coordinating the government's Ebola response.

The CDC said it is attempting to track down all 132 passengers aboard the plane Vinson took because of "the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness. Officials identified the flight Vinson took as Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on October 13. They said anyone aboard the plane should call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636) immediately.

Vinson exhibited no signs or symptoms of illness while on flight 1143, according to the crew.

While officials have released little information about Vinson, they have said she did provide care to and had extensive contact with Duncan, whom officials refer to as "the index patient" and is the Liberian national who died at Presbyterian on Oct. 8. Duncan was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, although he is believed to have contracted the disease while still in Liberia.

The agency said the positive test result for Vinson was returned from a preliminary test, and that "confirmation testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's laboratory is being done."

Vinson was in isolation at a Dallas hospital within 90 minutes of her finding she had an elevated temperature, officials said. They also said she lives alone with no pets.

Kent State University in Ohio, where three of Vinson's relatives work, confirmed she was the latest patient.

Kent State said it was asking the workers related to Vinson to stay off campus for 21 days "out of an abundance of caution."

Crews were at Vinson's apartment early Wednesday morning, located in north Dallas, reports CBS Dallas. They began decontaminating the complex's common areas and the space outside of her home, as well as distributing flyers to residents. Vinson's vehicle and apartment unit will be decontaminated starting early Wednesday afternoon.

Officials have said they also don't know how the first health worker, 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham, became infected. But the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said "an additional health care worker testing positive for Ebola is a serious concern."

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Pham and other health care workers wore protective gear, including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields -- and sometimes full-body suits -- when caring for Duncan, but confirmation of the new case came a day after a national nurses union decried an absence of protocols at the Texas hospital.

Pham will be monitored in Dallas to determine the best place for her care, CDC chief Frieden said Wednesday.

The CDC has acknowledged that the government was not aggressive enough in managing Ebola and containing the virus as it spread from an infected patient to a nurse at a Dallas hospital.

"We could've sent a more robust hospital infection control team and been more hands-on with the hospital from day one about exactly how this should be managed," he said.

The second case may help health officials determine where the infection-control breach is occurring and make practices safer for health workers everywhere. For example, if both health workers were involved in drawing Duncan's blood, placing an intravenous line or suctioning mucus when Duncan was on a breathing machine, that would be recognized as a particularly high-risk activity. It might also reveal which body fluids pose the greatest risk. ---CONTINUED at LINK, above ---
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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby RVAprepper2319 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:03 am

I just can't believe the amount of sheer ignorance/purposeful malfeasance that I'm seeing everyday.

You can't get it on a bus/plane: Don't travel, you could spread it on a bus/plane...

There's no risk to anyone on that flight: She was symptomatic (therefor contagious) on the flight.

All of this along with CIDRAP saying its possible it can be spread with just exhaled breath???

Good lord, please help us all...
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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby ReadyMom » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:47 am

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Airline Says Unprotected Man During Ebola Patient Transport Was a ‘Protocol Supervisor’
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10 ... upervisor/

The man observing Wednesday’s transport of the Dallas nurse without a hazmat suit on was a “protocol supervisor” who wasn’t wearing protective gear for a “higher level of safety,” an airline representative said.

“Our medical professionals in the biohazard suits have limited vision and mobility and it is the protocol supervisor’s job to watch each person carefully and give them verbal directions to ensure no close-contact protocols are violated,” a Phoenix Air representative told ABC News. “There is absolutely no problem with this and in fact [e]nsures an even higher level of safety for all involved.”

The patient, 29-year-old Amber Vinson, was being flown to Emory Hospital for treatment after becoming the second Dallas health worker to test positive for Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan.
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Re: Ebola-USA-Dallas Texas-Health Care Worker #2 (Amber)

Postby condomain » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:11 pm

Relax. He already has the vaccine.
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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby condomain » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:16 pm

anita wrote:
pelenaka wrote:Beyond those on the plane, think of all the people she stood next to on the sidewalk outside the airport, sky cap, touched the doors going into the terminal, checking in, passing through TSA, then the gate. Most women visit the restroom before a flight.
If it was prime time then she could have literally had contact with a few hundred people.


Hey, calm down! Tom Frieden says Ebola is hard to catch.


Thank God! Sheesh and I was starting to get worried. I am glad they have this thing like, totally under control. This is what you get when you combine critical thinking skills with diligent training and professionalism.
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Re: Ebola-USA-Dallas Texas-HCW #2 (Amber)

Postby ReadyMom » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:26 am

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Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola longer than first thought
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/16/health/us ... index.html

By Greg Botelho, CNN
updated 10:28 PM EDT, Thu October 16, 2014

(CNN) -- A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday.

Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, one day after she took a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Dallas. Tests later found that Vinson -- who was among those who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital -- had Ebola.

Authorities indicated that Vinson had a slightly elevated temperature of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit, which was below the fever threshold for Ebola, but didn't show any symptoms of the disease while on her Monday flight. This is significant because a person isn't contagious with Ebola, which spreads through the transmission of bodily fluids, until he or she has symptoms of the disease.

But on Thursday, Dr. Chris Braden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters in Ohio that "we have started to look at the possibility that she had symptoms going back as far as Saturday. ... We can't rule out (that) she might have had the start of her illness on Friday."

"So this new information now is saying we need to go back now to the flight that she took on Friday the 10th and include them in our investigation of contacts," said Braden.

The CDC announced later Thursday that is "expanding its outreach to airline passengers now to include those who flew from Dallas-Fort Worth to Cleveland on Frontier flight 1142" last Friday -- which is how Vinson got to Ohio, from Texas, originally.

The medical director in Summit County, Ohio, where Vinson spent time before returning to Texas, told CNN that two things have changed: what the CDC defines as a "contact" of someone with Ebola 8) and more information has been gathered on how Vinson was feeling.

"What the CDC has discovered, through interviews, is that she may not have been feeling well earlier than we initially thought on (Monday)," said the director, Dr. Marguerite Erme.

"... It was nothing you could point your finger at and say, 'Ah, this is a particular disease," Erme added. Nonetheless, the new information "kind of signified that maybe she had the illness longer than what she had when (hospitalized)."

Vinson said she felt fatigue, muscle ache and malaise while she was in Cleveland and on the flight home, a federal official with direct knowledge of the case told CNN's Elizabeth Cohen. Vinson did not have diarrhea or vomiting while in Cleveland or on the flight home.

This development could significantly expand the number of people who might have been in contact with Vinson while she was contagious.

Earlier, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden had said there's an "extremely low" risk to anyone on Frontier's Cleveland-to-Dallas flight, though his agency was reaching out to all 132 passengers as part of "extra margins of safety."

Frontier is also grounding its six crew members for 21 days -- the maximum time between when a person can contract Ebola and show symptoms -- out of what its CEO says is "an abundance of caution."

Yet now "12 confirmed contacts of Amber Vinson in Ohio ... are currently under quarantine," according to Summit County's assistant health commissioner Donna Skoda. They include four people who worked at a bridal store, where the 29-year-old nurse went as part of her wedding planning.

Vinson was flown Wednesday to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, where her uncle and family spokesman Lawrence Vinson characterized her as "stable."

Workers at that hospital -- which previously treated Americans Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol for Ebola -- are also caring for an unnamed person with Ebola who came there September 9.

Another person being treated for the virus, freelance NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, is "getting better every day" at Nebraska Medical Center, said hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson of Thursday.

The fourth person with Ebola in the United States, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse Nina Pham, is heading to a National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington.

The Dallas hospital said that transferring Nina Pham "is the right decision (because) many of the medical professionals who would normally staff the intensive care unit (are) sidelined for continuous monitoring." Some 76 workers who cared for Duncan, like Vinson and Pham, have been asked to do things like regularly take their temperatures to gauge whether they have Ebola.

Texas Health Presbyterian's critical care medicine chief Dr. Gary Weinstein said "she has improved so much in a short period of time." Pham sounded upbeat and grateful in the same statement about her upcoming move to Maryland.

"I'm doing really well thanks to this team, which is the best in the world," Pham said. "I believe in my talented co-workers."

Many of those co-workers are subject to heightened concern and scrutiny, due to their involvement in Duncan's care.

To that end, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday night that about 50 people from Texas Health Presbyterian have signed a document legally restricting where they can go and what they can do until they totally clear of Ebola.

Among other things, they'll be placed on a "Do Not Board list" that would prohibit them from flying commercially like Vinson did.


"They can't take public transportation. They must have personal monitoring twice a day," Rawlings said. "Furthermore, they cannot go to public places."

That wasn't the only government move Thursday related to Ebola.

In Texas' Belton Independent School District, several schools shut down because two students were on the same Cleveland-to-Dallas flight as Vinson.

Two schools in the Solon school district in suburban Cleveland also closed because a staffer "traveled home from Dallas on Frontier Airlines on Tuesday on a different flight, but perhaps the same aircraft" as Vinson, the school district said in a statement.

In Washington, President Barack Obama voiced opposition to a travel ban from the countries ravaged most by the virus but did signal openness to appointing a so-called "Ebola czar" to focus on the issue at home. He also signed an executive order authorizing the deployment of National Guard troops to West Africa -- where most all of the nearly 9,000 reported Ebola cases and 4,500 deaths have been occurring, according to the World Health Organization -- to help authorities there deal with the devastating outbreak.

Federal and Texas health officials faced heated questioning on Capitol Hill about how Ebola has been handled so far in the United States and how it will be handled in the future.

Dr. Daniel Varga -- the chief clinical officer for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital's parent company, Texas Health Resources -- admitted hospital staff "made mistakes" the first time that Duncan visited there in late September, letting him leave despite his symptoms and the fact he'd just come from West Africa.

"We did not correctly diagnose his symptoms as those of Ebola," Varga testified Thursday to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. "We are deeply sorry."

While procedures may change -- especially after some well-publicized mistakes -- Frieden said his agency's overarching goal will not.

"Our top priority, our focus is to work 24/7 to protect Americans," Frieden said. "That's our mission."
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Re: Ebola-USA-Dallas Texas-HCW #2 (Amber)

Postby ReadyMom » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:33 am

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Hundreds more passengers to be notified after Ebola nurse's flights

By CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow ... story.html

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its search for passengers who traveled on the same flights as a Texas nurse later diagnosed with Ebola, asking Thursday night that anyone who traveled on an Oct. 10 flight from Dallas to Cleveland to contact the agency.

The CDC said the move was "based on additional information obtained during interviews of close contacts" of the nurse, Amber Vinson, but did not elaborate.

"Public health professionals will interview passengers about the flight, answer their questions and arrange follow-up if warranted," the CDC said in a statement. "Individuals who are determined to be at any potential risk will be actively monitored."

Vinson was diagnosed with Ebola on Wednesday after treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She traveled to Cleveland on Frontier Airlines Flight 1142 on Oct. 10 and returned to Dallas on Flight 1143 on Oct. 13.

Vinson, 29, had flown to Cleveland to visit family and plan her wedding, officials with the Summit County Public Health Department said.

Vinson had been among the healthcare workers self-monitoring for Ebola symptoms after Duncan's treatment. Duncan, who had arrived from Liberia on Sept. 20 and went to the hospital with symptoms on Sept. 25, died of Ebola on Oct. 8. Vinson was the second nurse who treated Duncan to become ill. Nina Pham, 26, was diagnosed over the weekend.

CDC Director Thomas Frieden has said Vinson had a temperature of 99.5 on Monday, below the threshold that would bar her from flying.

The day after Vinson returned to Dallas, she went to Texas Health Presbyterian with a low-grade fever. She was immediately isolated, and her Ebola diagnosis was confirmed Wednesday, CDC officials said.

At least 900 passengers will be notified now.

Health officials had already asked all 132 passengers on Vinson’s Dallas-bound flight to contact the CDC for possible monitoring. Then, on Thursday, Frontier said it would contact about 750 others who had flown on the same plane after Vinson's journey. Frontier confirmed that the plane operated five additional flights on Tuesday before the airline took it out of service after the CDC’s notification.

In a statement, Frontier said it was asking passengers to contact the CDC if they had any concerns.

“The CDC has no concerns that these passengers are at risk; however, if they have concerns, they should contact their local health authorities,” Frontier said of those on the five later flights. In another email, the company said, "Out of an abundance of caution, Frontier believes contacting these passengers is the right thing to do."

Then, later Thursday, the CDC broadened the list to those who flew with Vinson to Cleveland on Oct. 10. It was unclear how many were aboard that flight, but the flights on Monday and Tuesday carried about 880 passengers, Frontier said.

The plane was sanitized Monday night and Tuesday night according to standard CDC procedures, the airline said.

After the CDC informed the airline Wednesday that Vinson may have had a fever while she was on board, Chief Executive David Siegel said he had ordered the replacement of seat covers and carpeting near where she was sitting, and that the flight’s six crew members would be put on paid leave for 21 days as a precaution.

Also Wednesday night, Frontier said the CDC had notified the airline that Vinson "may have been symptomatic earlier than initially suspected."


Ebola is spread through contact with the bodily fluids of a person with symptoms, including vomit, blood or feces. The CDC says nonsymptomatic individuals cannot spread the deadly virus.
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Re: Ebola-USA-Dallas Texas-HCW #2 (Amber)

Postby Stahlrosen » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:39 am

"To that end, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday night that about 50 people from Texas Health Presbyterian have signed a document legally restricting where they can go and what they can do until they totally clear of Ebola.

Among other things, they'll be placed on a "Do Not Board list" that would prohibit them from flying commercially like Vinson did.

"They can't take public transportation. They must have personal monitoring twice a day," Rawlings said. "Furthermore, they cannot go to public places."


Huh??!! Soooo, they won't close the border, and all the ebola patients can come in through any mode of transportation they can find, BUT we have to restrict Americans movement in case they spread it??!! :? Now I am all for restricting movement and monitoring, especially since they do not seem to know how this is spreading......... But CLOSE the freaking border!!! :cursing:
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Re: Ebola-USA-Dallas Texas-HCW #2 (Amber)

Postby susuki5678 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:10 am

CLOSE the freaking border!!! :cursing:
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