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Postby independentlurker » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:33 am

Splitting this off to make it easier to follow. Thread can be closed, when her case is closed. -k

It looks like we may have the first person to person transmission in the US.http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-ne ... -ebola.ece
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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby Kim333 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:34 am

It probably isn't the first. I think the only media not bought and paid for would exist in Texas. I bet Obama's administration was very depressed the outbreak happened in the great state of Texas.
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Re: EBOLA-SUSPECTED CASES-World Wide

Postby MrPeanut » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:00 am

Woke up this am and turned on the news.

Hospital worker in Dallas who cared for Duncan has Ebola. Was supposedly wearing full protective gear and still got it.

I'm sure more details will follow.
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Re: EBOLA-SUSPECTED CASES-World Wide

Postby Lynda » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:17 am

My guess would be improperly trained health care workers unable to deal with this. I can't see how this worker could have been exposed had he/she been following protocol.
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Re: EBOLA-SUSPECTED CASES-World Wide

Postby MrPeanut » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:43 am

Lynda wrote:My guess would be improperly trained health care workers unable to deal with this. I can't see how this worker could have been exposed had he/she been following protocol.


Health care workers are notoriously bad when it comes to nosocomial infection in health care facilities.

Getting into, and especially getting out of, PPE is difficult.

She almost certainly made a mistake.

Now the number of contacts which will have to be put under observation has grown. The number of people those people have come in contact with. You get the idea.

What happens if the number of confirmed cases goes in health care workers goes up to 3 or 4? Let the panic begin.
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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby anita » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:48 am

Does anyone else find it odd that the first person to be announced to have contracted ebola from Duncan is someone the CDC didn't have under watch?

The "family" had been in the apartment with Duncan for days, with no protective gear, and then was in the apartment for days after he was hospitalized before the apt. was cleaned and they were moved. Other health care workers who met Duncan the first time and didn't have on PPE haven't contracted it?

Yet this health care worker wore a hazmat suit and saw him days later has tested positively?

I guess I have a tinfoil hat firmly in place, because I think there is no coincidence that the "first" contaminated person was someone that the CDC didn't consider one of the people on their watch list.
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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby ReadyMom » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:57 am

independentlurker wrote:It looks like we may have the first person to person transmission in the US.http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-ne ... -ebola.ece


Health care worker at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas tests
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-ne ... -ebola.ece

ImageDallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (left) and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Daniel Varga, spoke during Sunday's news conference about a health care worker who contracted Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan.

Update at 8 a.m.: Officials have announced that a Dallas apartment complex on Marquita Avenue, near Greenville Avenue, has been decontaminated.

Neighbors in the area, which is near Greenville Avenue, have been notified that a person with Ebola had been living near them,
officials say.

The health worker who has contracted Ebola was not among the people whom public health workers had identified as being at high risk of exposure to Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the United States.

The health care worker had been monitoring for signs of the disease and had not come to work for the last two days. The person's precautions included checking for fever twice daily.

Although officials announced that the new patient lived in the 3700 block of Marquita Avenue, Dallas police have reported that the apartment complex that has been decontaminated is in the 5700 block, which is near Greenville Avenue.

The person's car was decontaminated and the common area of an apartment complex was cleaned by a hazardous-material team. The team will be cleaning the interior of the apartment Sunday. There is a pet in the apartment.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has confirmed that neighbors in the complex and the neighborhood around it have been notified about the Ebola patient.

The second patient was not among the 48 people who are being monitored by the CDC. the hospital was following 18 of of its employees for possible Ebola exposure, but it was not clear early Sunday whether this worker was among that group.

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Preliminary testing has confirmed that a health care worker who came in contact with the first person to die of Ebola in the United States has become infected with the virus, the Texas Department of State Health Services has said.

Further testing to confirm the disease will be conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, according to a written statement from the state.

No details about the infected worker have been released, including how or when the person came in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Duncan died Wednesday in Dallas.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings sspoke at a news conference at 7:30 a.m. Sunday to discuss the results of testing at the state laboratory in Austin that has confirmed that the worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has been infected.

"We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility," said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. "We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread."

The health care worker was placed in isolation after reporting a low-grade fever Friday night, and the preliminary test result was received late Saturday.

Health officials are working to identify anyone who has been in contact with the patient. Those people will be monitored for symptoms according to the nature of their exposure to the patient.

Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of a sick person or exposure to contaminated objects. People are not contagious before symptoms develop.
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Re: EBOLA: New 'Suspected' Cases in the USA

Postby RayMac1963 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:08 am

OK, question to my friends in the healthcare industry. Does this change your viewpoint, or how you would respond if asked to work in an Ebola ward? Will we see possible Ebola patients turned away at hospitals at some point?
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Re: Ebola-USA-Dallas Texas-Health Care Worker #1 (Pham)

Postby ReadyMom » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:58 am

Hat Tip to "Pixie", over at PFI:

Dallas Nurse Infected With Ebola to Be Transferred to NIH

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 • Updated at 11:41 AM EDT
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local ... 32452.html

The first nurse to become infected with the Ebola virus in the United States is expected to be transferred from Dallas to NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, a federal government official with direct knowledge of the plans told NBC News.

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Pham was upgraded to good condition Tuesday and remained good Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said. She will be transported from Dallas to NIH's isolation unit in Maryland.

On Tuesday, Pham released a statement saying she was doing well and feels blessed.

"I'm doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers. I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world here at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas," Pham said.
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Re: Ebola-USA-Dallas Texas-Health Care Worker #1 (Pham)

Postby condomain » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:05 pm

You know, this girl is called Nina not Pham. LOL. Just wondering cuz the other thread talks about Amber, not Vinson.
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Re: Ebola-USA-Dallas Texas-HCW #1 (Pham)

Postby susuki5678 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:30 pm

What do you suggest, it's great. I do not know
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