#1 Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola by algernonpj 15.10.2014 08:52

avatar

Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola
10/15/2014 11:38:08 AM

DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

The department said in a statement that the worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Health officials said the worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan, who was diagnosed with Ebola after coming to the U.S. from Liberia. Duncan died Oct. 8.

The department said a preliminary Ebola test was conducted late Tuesday at a state public health laboratory in Austin, Texas, and came back positive during the night. Confirmatory testing was being conducted at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

................................................................

Officials have said they don't know how the first health worker, a nurse, became infected. But the second case pointed to lapses beyond how one individual may have donned and removed personal protective garb.

"An additional health care worker testing positive for Ebola is a serious concern, and the CDC has already taken active steps to minimize the risk to health care workers and the patient," the CDC said in a statement.

................................................................

Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, has acknowledged that the government wasn't 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 Tuesday.

................................................................

In a conference call late Tuesday, the nation's largest nurses' union described how the patient, Duncan, was left in an open area of the emergency room for hours. National Nurses United, citing unidentified nurses, said staff treated Duncan for days without the correct protective gear, that hazardous waste was allowed to pile up to the ceiling and safety protocols constantly changed.

................................................................

A total of 76 people at the hospital might have been exposed to Duncan, and all are being monitored for fever and other symptoms daily, Frieden said. Nurse Nina Pham contracted the virus while caring for Duncan. Health officials are monitoring 48 others who had some contact with Duncan before he was admitted the hospital where he died.

Frieden said some of the world's leading experts on how to treat Ebola and protect health care workers are in the new response team. They will review issues including how isolation rooms are laid out, what protective equipment health workers use, waste management and decontamination.

................................................................


More:
http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/ap_...5a13e1a4a14c60e

#2 RE: Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola by ThirstyMan 15.10.2014 09:14

avatar

"not aggressive enough" ????

Fire his ASS!!!

he's a political appointee spewing out the pc ideology

#3 RE: Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola by Sanguine 15.10.2014 09:20

Duncan should never have been treated there. They simply do not have the training, equipment or facilities to handle this. This is beyond irresponsible and clueless.

#4 RE: Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola by conservgramma 15.10.2014 09:57

avatar

If any of those nurses die Frieden should be charged with murder.

#5 RE: Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola by algernonpj 15.10.2014 12:23

avatar

Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #3
Duncan should never have been treated there. They simply do not have the training, equipment or facilities to handle this. This is beyond irresponsible and clueless.

Yup

Firestone managers who are not medical personnel were able to go on line and improvise methods to treat and contain the virus in the midst of Liberia where ebola is out of control.
Company Stops Ebola, While Obama and the UN Fail [The New American article]

The way the PC / NWO driven CDC handled ebola, in fact the way the entire US government handled ebola, show exactly how little humans are valued in comparison to the importance of open borders and free movement of goods and services are to the citizens of the world. Profit uber alles.

When the global PTB were busy bandying about the phrase 'there will be winners and losers' they didn't reveal the small print. Global finance and corporate are the winners; average people are the losers.

#6 RE: Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola by Cincinnatus 15.10.2014 14:33

avatar

I don't know what everybody is upset about:

First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home. We’re working to help flight crews identify people who are sick, and more labs across our country now have the capacity to quickly test for the virus. We’re working with hospitals to make sure that they are prepared, and to ensure that our doctors, our nurses and our medical staff are trained, are ready, and are able to deal with a possible case safely.

Obama is in charge. All is well.

#7 RE: Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola by algernonpj 15.10.2014 17:00

avatar

Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #6
I don't know what everybody is upset about:

First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home. We’re working to help flight crews identify people who are sick, and more labs across our country now have the capacity to quickly test for the virus. We’re working with hospitals to make sure that they are prepared, and to ensure that our doctors, our nurses and our medical staff are trained, are ready, and are able to deal with a possible case safely.

Obama is in charge. All is well.

Thanks for reminding us. I guess we all need to cut down on the caffeine.

#8 RE: Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola by Sanguine 15.10.2014 19:32

I see that the most recent, jet-setting nurse is being sent to an appropriate institution for treatment. It's probably getting hard for Presbyterian Hosp. to find nurses who will care for the most recent victims.

Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor