Some In Flint Think The Lead Water Crisis Is A Hoax

Via The Salt Lake Tribune: Even as authorities are still advising residents in Flint, Mich., not to drink or bathe in the city’s tap water, leaving thousands to rely on bottled water to survive, some of the state’s prominent political voices think Flint’s water crisis may be exaggerated.

Foremost among them is Oakland County Republican Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who voiced skepticism about the severity of the crisis during an appearance before the Detroit Economic Club luncheon Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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“I don’t think we should say or use words anymore like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ ” Patterson told reporters. “Because I don’t think that’s accurate. I’ve been using words like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ and I won’t use that anymore because I think the jury is out,” he added. Continue reading

After Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars, U.S. Has Treated 28 Ebola Cases In Liberia

You remember the scenes from relentless news broadcasts, bodies littering the streets of Liberia, the sick contorted and dying.

At that time, President Obama ordered the largest American intervention ever in a global health crisis, deploying nearly 3,000 troops in an effort to stem the urgent Ebolaepidemic.”

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Now flash forward to today and the costly treatment facilities sit largely unused. Only 28 Ebola patients have been treated at the 11 treatment units built by the United States military, American officials now say. Continue reading

U.S. Soldiers Including Maj. Gen. Quarantined in Italy Over EBOLA

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.

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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 in effect, everyone returning from Liberia – several hundred – will be placed in isolation for 21 days. Thirty are expected in today, Martin reports. h/t cbsnews

 
Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division, assumed command in Liberia on Saturday of the growing contingent of U.S. forces in Liberia.

Disgruntled Nurse In NJ Quarantine LEAKS Photo Of Confinement

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who landed in quarantine in New Jersey upon arriving back home from treating Ebola patients, is speaking out against the hellish living conditions she’s endured throughout her time in isolation.

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“This is an extreme that is really unacceptable, and I feel like my basic human rights have been violated,” Kaci Hickox told media Sunday. Continue reading

Child With Ebola Symptoms From Liberia Hospitalized In Chicago

A Chicago hospital has admitted two people pulled off a plane arriving at O’Hare from Liberia..

The passengers exhibited Ebola-like symptoms on separate flights Tuesday. One of the travelers is a child originating from Liberia.

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Officials from several area health agencies and hospitals in Chicago released a statement Tuesday saying there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola and there is no threat to the general public. Both travelers, a child and an adult, are undergoing medical evaluations for their symptoms, but are not currently being tested for Ebola.

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CDC Asks Man Visiting From Liberia To SELF-MONITOR

The CDC has asked a man visiting Oak Park from Liberia to self-monitor himself for signs of Ebola..

The man is reportedly showing no Ebola symptoms, but “out of an abundance of caution,” the CDC has asked him to monitor his own health..

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Oakland County Health Division is slated to communicate with the man daily, who is supposed to monitor his own health for at least 21 days.  Continue reading

Boots On The Ground For EBOLA.. ISIS? Not So Much

President Barack Obama issued an executive order today that will deploy National Guard and Reserve forces to West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak on the front lines..

Under the order, which is a mandate, secretaries of defense and homeland security will order to active duty some members of the Selected Reserve and the Individual Ready Reserve mobilization.

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Sources earlier told NBC News that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece. Continue reading

YALE Student Who Visited Liberia IN ISOLATION Over Ebola Symptoms

A Yale University graduate student has been confined to isolation at Yale-New Haven Hospital for evaluation of possible Ebola.

The student was exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms after returning from Liberia on Saturday.

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“Yale-New Haven Hospital admitted a patient late Wednesday night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms,” the hospital said in a statement. “We have not confirmed or ruled-out any diagnosis at this point. We are working in cooperation with City, State and Federal health officials. There is no further information available at this time.” Continue reading

Delaware Child Rushed To Hospital Over Possible EBOLA

Officials at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Delaware say a child brought to their emergency department over the weekend is showing strong symptoms of the ebola virus.

Doctors evaluated the child, who is from Liberia, and using CDC guidelines say there is reason to believe it is a suspected case of Ebola.

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The CDC says the likelihood of the child having Ebola is low and decided not to test the child after they were notified. Continue reading

Frantic Search For Dallas HOMELESS MAN Who Rode In Ebola Ambulance

Authorities in Dallas are frantically trying to locate a homeless man who rode in the same Dallas ambulance that had carried Thomas Eric Duncan, the man stricken with Ebola, to the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital.

There was no reason given as to why or when the homeless man traveled in the ambulance. Authorities have not released the man’s name.

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“We are working to locate the individual and get him to a comfortable, compassionate place where we can monitor him and care for his every need for the full incubation period,” Jenkins said in an emailed statement. “I want to emphasize that he is a low risk individual and we are doing this out of precautionary measures.” h/t dallasnews

 
The ambulance was effectively quarantined last week after Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola. The emergency medical services crew who transported him has been asked to stay home for 21 days or so. All of them have tested negative for Ebola.