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U.S. doctor infected with
Ebola arrives in United States

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/2/2014 12:51:58 PM

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia arrived in Georgia the United States Saturday morning. A chartered medical aircraft carrying Dr. Kent Brantly touched down at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia shortly before noon, a base spokesman said. Brantly was then transferred to Emory University Hospital via ambulance. This marks the first time a human case of Ebola virus has been present in the United States. A previous outbreak of an Ebola virus strain did occur in a commercial monkey house in Reston, Virginia in 1989. That particular strain


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/2/2014 12:59:04 PM     (No. 9950815)

That was NOT Ebola in VA. That was a variant that was not contagious to humans.

Check out the book The Hot Zone if you want to get scared S*%#less.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 8/2/2014 1:24:23 PM     (No. 9950835)

Since this is such an obviously bad idea, we can imagine who is behind it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/2/2014 1:36:48 PM     (No. 9950846)

The media is remarkably incurious about how this doctor was infected. One fleeting story said he was in a scrub room when an infected patient entered the room. How did bodily fluids get exchanged?
A story last week in Reuters explored the beginnings of the outbreak. One woman infected 5 people when she was using various taxi cabs. They are all dead.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 8/2/2014 1:59:33 PM     (No. 9950870)

Two things are sure to come of this:

1) "This is hard to infect others. you know, like AIDS."

2) "How come only the white people get treatment in the U.S.?"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/2/2014 2:01:10 PM     (No. 9950872)

Here in Atlanta - and again, I live quite close to Emory - we are mostly glad that this man is ´home´ and are warmly welcoming him. He walked into the hospital, which is a good sign. Emory is well equipped to handle this - certainly much better than anyone in Africa.

As to whose idea this was, I´m guessing it was between the family, their medical advisors, and the hospital, but that´s just a guess.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2, 8/2/2014 2:09:33 PM     (No. 9950884)

United States has never had a case of Ebola virus on it´s home soil. This makes the doctor "patient zero." If this virus spreads, we will know where to look -- not at the doctor but at the President of the United States.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gagolfer, 8/2/2014 2:32:30 PM     (No. 9950900)

If ebola shows up in the US it is not going to be from either of these patients being quarantined and treated at Emory. It will be from passengers flying here from the 3 affected African countries who are already infected when they get here but have yet to show symptoms. They pass a medical check when they arrive and are then allowed into the country and later get ill.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ok state mom, 8/2/2014 2:33:48 PM     (No. 9950901)

Thank you #5. I would think Franklin Graham had a lot to do with bringing them home.

They will be in a super-isolation unit - remember "The Bubble Boy"? Everyone in "contact" with them will be certified (versus trained) in the care of the infectious patient. Their recovery will write protocols in the care of the Ebola patient. For the self-sacrifice they have given in the name of God can we not give them the best medical care their nation has to provide?

I fear infection by the thousands of illegal immigrant crossing the border 500 miles from my house with undiagnosed or incubating infectious diseases more than I fear these two missionaries with a KNOWN infectious disease.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/2/2014 2:34:58 PM     (No. 9950903)

Okay, this statement freaked me out. Where did you read this? I didn´t see it stated in the article.

He walked into the hospital, which is a good sign. Emory is well equipped to handle this - certainly much better than anyone in Africa.

How the heck could he Walk into the hospital?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: gagolfer, 8/2/2014 2:46:46 PM     (No. 9950916)

The ambulance trip from Dobbins to Emory and then the patient walking into the hospital with a medical aide holding his arm was shown live on all the cable news networks several hours ago.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ok state mom, 8/2/2014 2:47:54 PM     (No. 9950918)

#10 - 4th paragraph, the one under the picture - "Two of them walked into the building, one seeming to lean on the other for support. A hospital spokesman confirmed that Brantly walked into the building under his own power."

How do you people think hospitals care for patients undergoing chemo, stem cell transplants, etc where their white cell counts are intentionally wiped out? Or when organ transplants take place or joint replacements in surgery? They are put into super-isolation units albeit reverse isolation. These patients will be put into something similar. Like an astronaut.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/2/2014 2:54:16 PM     (No. 9950925)

This is insane, must have come directly from obama.

My 5 year old Irish Setter bit me while I was grooming him a few months ago. Broke the skin. (Dog is current on ALL his shots.) I went to the doctor, just to be safe about it. Very next day the town Animal Control guy is calling me, and some women from the country is knocking on my door, has to see the dog, inspect, etc. Long story short, the dog is quarantined at my residence for 2 weeks, on leash only on my property. County agent says that even though he has rabies vaccination, we have to be "triple sure"

Dog is fine, I am fine.

This casual attitude about Ebola has to be coming from our Affirmative Action prezzy. Nobody else in their right mind would do this.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 8/2/2014 3:09:58 PM     (No. 9950939)

I think we should be more concerned with the illegal criminal freeloaders "so called children" invading our nation with all kinds of contagious diseases. Some of them do not even know how to use a bathroom toilet. These invaders will be allowed in our schools and will be infecting our children with all kinds of diseases. If something like this happens, I hope the country will be up in arms against the rats and the illegal alien in the people´s house. I´m sure some vulture lawyers are salivating at the prospect of multi-million dollars law suits against the administration. I drink to that.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/2/2014 3:13:41 PM     (No. 9950941)

Okay, sorry. I must have blacked out while reading article and I didn´t watch video.

Thanks for pointing out. I´m shocked he could even walk I guess. Hope he recovers.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: curious1, 8/2/2014 3:33:27 PM     (No. 9950951)

I would concur with #9 and #14 about the risks, but also add the African groups the O´tard is seeing (I think it is this week). I doubt there will be any testing or precautions taken the same way they were taken with Brantly.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/2/2014 3:48:18 PM     (No. 9950964)

I´ll put on my Doug Hagmann (Canada Free Press) hat. Shiny side out!

Looks like a "black flag" operation, bring Ebola into the USA in plain sight. When it breaks out among the population initiate an investigation focusing on the televised transfer and what might have gone wrong. Meanwhile, since Ebola has a 21 day incubation, suicide disease carriers (bombers) are already here. Probably among the southern border invasion some of which are being housed on military bases.

If I can think of this, they already have.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: greek_soprano, 8/2/2014 6:04:59 PM     (No. 9951065)

I live in the town where Dr. Brantly´s wife and kids came to be with family. What if they are infected? The news media hasn´t even touched this part of the story.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 8/2/2014 6:16:58 PM     (No. 9951074)

I think this is the kind of case that should have been taken to a place like Gitmo - not the prison, but the hospital. Send down whatever medical experts, but for heaven´s sake, keep it off our mainland!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/2/2014 6:17:37 PM     (No. 9951075)

What about the plane? The crew? The transporters from the airport?
This doctor knew what he was treating and followed all the protocols..and still got infected. He missed something..Will those that treat him also miss something?
I hope they all stay inside the facility 24/7.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: obdurate, 8/2/2014 6:47:23 PM     (No. 9951092)

Who is funding this?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Muncssister, 8/2/2014 7:08:44 PM     (No. 9951115)

#21 Samaritans Purse and a few wealthy evangelical Christians donors from places like Charlotte I suspect. The Graham´s are very well loved here in NC and so are their causes.

I hope we are making more out of this than it is. I can´t help but have a sense of dread over it all.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tusker, 8/2/2014 7:40:15 PM     (No. 9951129)

Well, we´re infected by everything and everybody else, why not Ebola and complete the curse?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jimkata, 8/2/2014 8:34:10 PM     (No. 9951171)

This is great! /s. I work 2 miles from Emory and the CDC where this person will be.

I am now in fear of the city suddenly being quarantined, just like every bad sci- disease movie you have ever seen.

But for real.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: thelmalou, 8/2/2014 8:42:26 PM     (No. 9951177)

#5 - Howdy, neighbor! I´m glad he´s here, too. I think he´ll be fine, and I don´t think it would spread in the US due to our sanitation procedures (and not having disgusting habits like eating poorly-cooked bat soup).

SP is a super organization; I suspect any monies needed will come from them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/2/2014 11:36:01 PM     (No. 9951254)

Early this morning an article was posted which reported not only on doctors, nurses and other health workers contracting and dying from the disease, but also the best-known and most highly-respected Ebola specialist fell prey to Ebola:


And the Telegraph has an article focusing on Dr. Sheikh Umar Khan today, "Ebola doctor leading fight against outbreak dies of disease." The article states:

Dr Sheikh Umar Khan was regarded as a national hero in Sierra Leone for his work with Ebola patients. Officials confirmed he has died after contracting the disease while treating patients last week.

Dr Khan is the second famous African doctor to die of Ebola within a few days in what is the deadliest outbreak of the disease in history.

At the weekend it was confirmed that Dr Samuel Brisbane, the leading Ebola expert in neighbouring Liberia, had succumbed to the virus."


This is what bothers me. Dr. Brantly, now in isolation at Emory, is not the only doctor to contract Ebola. Two of West Africa´s best specialists have succumbed in the last few days, one of them "after contracting the disease while treating patients last week." Within a few days of treating Ebola patients!

You´ve seen the gear they have to wear to avoid Ebola--all skin covered, all air entries securely duct-taped. No wonder people are asking questions and showing a little concern.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/3/2014 1:02:27 AM     (No. 9951294)

Our best wishes on their recovery and the safety of the medical staff and those that transport the patients.

But, germ warfare has already started while Zippy hits a few balls with his best buds.
Migrants from 142 countries have crossed that border and many have disappeared. That is more concerning than Emory.

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Wrong By 100 Years

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 11:31:10 AM     Post Reply
Speaking at a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors event last night, Hillary Clinton decided to talk about Alexis de Tocqueville. The problem? She got it wrong -- by about a hundred years. "There´s a wonderful phrase that was first used by Alexis de Tocqueville, who came to the United States in the very early 1930s and traveled around our country," said Hillary Clinton, a probable 2016 presidential candidate. "And he was so amazed at how Americans organized themselves -- you know, coming from aristocratic Europe, which was totally top-down and hierarchical -- he couldn´t believe how many of us were joiners.

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