U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being quarantined in Vicenza, Italy so they can be tested for the Ebola virus.
There are at least 11 soldiers in isolation.
The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains
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League City, Texas, officials are currently housing a patient who has Ebola symptoms and made recent trip to Africa.
The patient mandated a precautionary lockdown of an emergency clinic as a medical worker said a male patient who had recently traveled from Africa was at the facility and “exhibiting symptoms that could be consistent with Ebola.”
Based on the countries the patient recently visited, the Centers for Disease Control believes there is very little to zero risk of exposure to Ebola, However, It was shortly after 11 a.m. Friday when the staff at Intermediate Medical Care located at 2640 E League City Parkway called authorities. Continue reading
Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan is testing a doctor, Craig Spencer, who was working in Africa with Doctors Without Borders for possible Ebola infection.
**UPDATE: NYC Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola**
“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transported a patient to Bellevue Hospital who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a statement. Continue reading
Hazmat teams are on the scene at the Pentagon due to an Ebola scare over reports of a woman exhibiting Ebola symptoms on a tour bus.
The woman had recently arrived from Africa.
The hazmat team was called out of “a complete abundance of caution,” said a Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesman. Continue reading
The CDC has maintained that the Ebola virus cannot be transmitted through the air. But scientists a quarter century ago did in fact prove that an Ebola strain when contained to monkeys could spread airborne.
“We can never, say never, but I just don’t think the risk is very high,” said Thomas Geisbert, a professor at the University of Texas at Galveston who co-discovered the Reston strain of Ebola.
The 1989 episode at the suburban Reston, Virginia, monkey research facility — made famous by Hollywood movie “Hot Zone” Continue reading
Here we go again, looks like we can expect this is to become a regular occurrence. This time happening at Boston’s Logan Airport Terminal E at Gate E6.
An Emirates Airline Jet has been quarantined for Ebola screening over several sick passengers returning from Africa.
A “computer flaw” in the Dallas hospital electronic record system failed to notify doctors ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan had been to Africa.
When Duncan arrived at the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital he told nurses he had been to Africa, and that was noted in his electronic file, however, that imperative information was not passed along to physicians, who then proceeded to poke and prod Duncan minus the required protective precautions.
The hospital claims that both nurses and physicians did their jobs correctly, but the portion of Duncan’s records that mentioned Africa wouldn’t automatically show up in the doctors’ portion of the records. Continue reading
Netflix is again sending shock waves through the conventional feature film industry by signing Adam Sandler to star in four films that will only be available on Netflix.
Sandler quipped the following regarding his lucrative Netflix deal:
“When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said ‘yes’ for one reason and one reason only… Continue reading
A Texas man who just got back from Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola.
It is the first such case to be confirmed in the U.S. sine the outbreak was announced.
Authorities with the Centers for Disease Control revealed the finding Tuesday, a day after the unidentified patient arrived at a Dallas hospital with suspicious symptoms. Continue reading
Conspiracy theories, which in general have gained more legitimacy than ever, say the killer Ebola virus is really a planned, staged, and healthcare scam of an outbreak.
With no known cure or vaccine, conspiracy theories claims include, a ploy to get folks to get checkups to the the virus being a CIA-manufactured weapon to a cover for “cannibalistic rituals.”
Angry crowds in Africa have also accused foreigners of bringing the virus into the country. In April, the threat of violence forced Medecins Sans Frontieres to evacuate all its staff from a treatment centre in Guinea. Continue reading