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Special Hospital Unit
Readies for Ebola Patient

NBC News, by Maggie Fox

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/31/2014 7:24:27 PM

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said Thursday it was preparing a special isolation unit to receive a patient with Ebola disease “within the next several days”. (Snip) “Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases,” the hospital said. “It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. It is one of only four such facilities in the country." Experts say isolating patients with Ebola is important. The

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With all respect, a number of posters are not reading the information, just posting emotionally. There is a lot of information here. Hysteria doesn´t seem appropriate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/31/2014 7:31:38 PM     (No. 9948482)

Not hysterical, just using common sense to state that "The road to hell is paved with good intentions".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/31/2014 7:42:20 PM     (No. 9948493)

I´ve been hearing/reading on the net that some of the border crossers/jumpers are African nationals. Is this true? If so, have these people already been moved to the interior?

I have a sinking feeling that all may be proceeding exactly as Dear Leader wishes...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/31/2014 7:44:42 PM     (No. 9948496)

Is this a for profit hospital? How can you justify a separate unit for one or two patients? Why not augment facilities in Africa if you want to make a humanitarian effort? Is this taxpayer money? Have the university shareholders approved this effort? Has the community of Atlanta approved this?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/31/2014 8:09:55 PM     (No. 9948524)

Have you noticed the careless handling of supposedly "scary stuff" and the heightening of the drama over it? The goofy scary predictions of Global Warming, for instance? How about the failed scary stuff about "Guns"...or the really scary stuff about the "Crackers" that "murdered" po´ li´l trayvon? Here again we have this totall over reaction to the really "scary´ Ebola...they tell us, "90% mortality..." when it has really only a 53% if left untreated! That there "Is no cure" when inf act there is treatment that can greatly improve survivablity rates,. That is can spread througha population like wildfire, when in fact this outbreak int he middle of very dense backward, filthy population of millions has only infected a little more than 12oo. That the disease is highly contagious when it requires direct fluids transfer...You basically have to practically wallow in the effusions from nearly dead victims to catch it!

This is a propagated media driven thing designed to create panic so you run to the "Government" (read Øbama!) for help. Notice Øbama is violating the WHO and the NHS rules to import these infected people "for humanitarian reasons!"....What is really going on here?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/31/2014 8:13:04 PM     (No. 9948526)

There´s a lot we don´t know about this virus. For instance, how did it emerge in countries where it had never occurred before? Where is the virus residing between outbreaks? How did a doctor who meticulously followed safety procedures still contract it?
I guess we´ve decided to play with fire.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trust No One, 7/31/2014 8:29:16 PM     (No. 9948545)

FTA:
"The State department, together with the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, which has the lead for the U.S. government in the Ebola situation, is working to facilitate access to aviation services for medical evacuations for U.S. citizens directly affected by the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa," Harf told NBC News.

"If and when that happens...every precaution will be taken to move the patients safety and securely to provide critical care en route and to maintain strict isolation upon arrival in the United States," she added.

This sets up probability for the two Peace Corp volunteers that came into contact with Ebola to be transferred here if they contract disease.

I´m sure this will be for any Other Americans also. Article says we have 4 of the special units in the country. What happens if they get full??

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trust No One, 7/31/2014 8:31:34 PM     (No. 9948550)

Should have indicated a continue to previous post....

Questions:

Where is second patient going? What type of facilities does it have. The Emory one is well described what about the other.

Is the husband coming also? Will he be isolated from public? Will he not be allowed to be in room with wife?

Will all the caregivers at the facilities be kept in quarantine for the time to administer treatment. Then for at least 21 days after resolution either cured or death of patients?

If experiments done to find a cure, will the CDC be a Little more careful than with anthrax??

All at this time.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lalo, 7/31/2014 8:34:44 PM     (No. 9948553)

I agree about the hysteria, OP, and I´m only a five or ten minute drive from the hospital. Thank you for posting.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jimmyfoxhound, 7/31/2014 8:49:28 PM     (No. 9948577)

Great, bring the disease right into the country. What a disaster.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/31/2014 11:12:59 PM     (No. 9948737)

Discussions now are the concern of the Ebola virus being transferred by air as are so many other viruses. That rapidly changes the equation if being air transferred.

Wonder if they will use Colloidal Silver to kill the virus........one of the few treatments that can kill the virus. Or, does big pharma and the FDA forbid it´s use?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: shimmer128, 8/1/2014 9:04:26 AM     (No. 9949125)

I would be very interested in substantiation of the claims made in post 5.

I guess these two wallowed in the effusions, even though they say they were very careful.

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