- Aug 14, 2008
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Everybody take breather while I clean up this thread.
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They found the Baylor transfer patient: she left because she got tired of isolation and was considered "low risk":
thank you, beach, for cleaning up the thread.
the last time I saw somebody vomit in public, I was standing outside at the airport in New Jersey. mid April sometime. This lady got out of a car looking awful pale. she stood next to me, and there was a trash can right there. She said to me apologetically that she got car sick and she was going to throw up. she then proceeded to vomit into the trash can. I held her hair back and rubbed her back and shoulders until she was done. I had an extra small water with me in my bag so I gave it to her.
it saddens me just saying that if the same situation presented itself now, I would probably back away, and report that someone had vomited into the trash can to somebody. It saddens me because its not my nature to walk away when someone isn't well... But right now? that's what I would probably do.
On the other hand, while I was in town today at the store, I hit a great sale for ramen noodles and for vegetables. I know I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again... Always better to have it, in case of emergency, than not to have it.
as for why Nina was downgraded from good to fair, I'd have to say some of it comes from the travel, and the stress that travelling puts on the body. For Nina, already sick with Ebola, to travel that far has got to have put a strain on her body. also with ebola, sometimes someone gets a little bit better and then crashes out. I'm hoping and praying that it's just strain from traveling that has made her get down graded.
Okay, I am going to re-open this thread for discussion about
Ebola - the disease itself and the efforts to contain it and control it's spread.
ALL POLITICAL DISCUSSION, including immigration and the appointment of the Ebola Czar by President Obama goes in the Political Pavilion thread linked here.
I removed a LOT of posts. The ones that were political in nature I will be moving to the thread linked above.
Any further discussion posted in a political context in this thread will result in an automatic Time Out. No exceptions. No further warnings.
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In a way, it's hard to believe it's been almost three weeks.
Ebola Victim's Family Prepares to Leave Quarantine
The first group of people exposed to Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan will no longer considered at risk for Ebola virus at 12 a.m. Monday.
After three weeks of isolation or self-monitoring, 47 people -- including Duncan's fiancee Louise Troh, her 13-year-old son and two nephews --- will be cleared and allowed to go on with their lives. More at link . . ..
I'm annoyed by the wording in this story that they "were placed" in voluntary isolation. No, they "placed themselves" in isolation! Because they are smart and considerate!
Smith said the first step is to clean the outside, including atomizing and spraying chemicals on areas that could have been touched and contaminated by the patient.
A Doctor interviewed on CNN in the past day or so said a person is more likely to have a wreck on the way to the airport than to be infected by Ebola on a plane.
I remember photos of workers steam cleaning or power spraying sidewalk in front of Ms Troh's apartment, Mr. Duncan had vomited on the sidewalk. This what they did at Nina Pham's apartment - sorry if posted before, I couldn't find it but let me know and I will remove this. They wore hazmat garb. Photos on page.
Neighbors of second Ebola patient concerned as cleaning begins
David Schechter, WFAA 11:24 p.m. CDT October 12, 2014
Maybe the same thing was done at Ms Troh's apartment but I don't - do remember a man using a push broom - oh well, someone correct me
Well, that's just great.