October 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm #27301
Since we are going to have a few of these everyday we can use one thread to post all the new threats.
Arlington County’s hazmat team is on the scene at the Pentagon due to an possible Ebola case on a tour bus.
Medics responded to the Pentagon this morning for a report of a woman on a bus who was sick and vomiting. When they learned that she had recently arrived from Africa, the hazmat team was called out of “a complete abundance of caution,” Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesman Chris Layman told ARLnow.com.
A large portion of the Pentagon south parking lot has been cordoned off with caution tape, and police are telling those who don’t work at the Pentagon to avoid the immediate surrounding area.
The woman has been transported via ambulance to a Inova Fairfax Hospital. The county’s medical director also responded to the call and is at the hospital with the patient, according to scanner traffic.
Layman said the bus was at the Pentagon for a tour of the Pentagon Memorial. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic has been shut down around it.
A tipster with knowledge of the emergency response tells ARLnow.com that the patient recently traveled from the West African nation of Sierra Leone, and that four first responders are being held at the hospital due to possible exposure.October 17, 2014 at 6:27 pm #27302
This last one has to be an intentional act if she actually has ebola.
Link: http://www.arlnow.com/2014/10/17/developing-ebola-scare-at-the-pentagon/October 17, 2014 at 9:17 pm #27309
Right now they get excited if the person is from West Africa. As ebola slowly spreads around the world, having been in West Africa is going to be less reliable as an indicator of extra caution being needed. Hopefully the CDC is working on what the protocols will need to be when we get to that point. Hope springs eternal as they say.October 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm #27310
Many places, knowing that one had HIV/AIDS and willingly exposing other people to the disease was/is a felony charge, in some cases, it falls under the charge of attempted murder.
This should be no less, if she knew she was in Africa (she could be that dumb, she might be a democratic aide).
If she knew she was feeling sick, and still went out instead of the hospital.
This could easily be a chargeable offense, if she survives.
An attempted murder charge count for everyone she has encountered/possibly exposed during the day at least.October 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm #27313
Whirlybird, I’m thinking more along the line of what Sadam Husain did. He paid 25,000 to famlies of suicide bombers after they did their deed. If anyone thought Isis would send trained fighters for suicide they would be wrong. We will get any bodies from west africa. We need to get rid of the enemy within.October 17, 2014 at 10:47 pm #27316
No arguments there, but how is the question.October 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm #27342
When the (virus) is put under pressure it turns people into superspreaders. These people don’t get as sick as the others but they shed virus like a blizzard. To say these people are being controlled by the virus is the way to put it. They are no longer who they were. They become the virus. People with Hiv have intentionally infected many naive people.October 23, 2014 at 11:51 am #27617
9 in Connecticut Being Watched for Symptoms of Ebola
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Nine people in Connecticut who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus have been told to stay at home and are being monitored by local health authorities for symptoms, a spokesman for the State Public Health Department said on Wednesday.
The people in question were not sick, the spokesman, William Gerrish, said, but were being watched under an order signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 7, declaring a public health emergency in the state.
They were not publicly identified because of privacy concerns, but officials said three were Yale University students and the others were from one family. At least some had traveled to West Africa.
Mr. Malloy’s order enabled him to give the public health commissioner, Dr. Jewel Mullen, the power, “under conditions prescribed” by her, to order the isolation or quarantine of anyone she reasonably believed to have been exposed to Ebola, infected with it or at risk of transmitting it. Officials said that the quarantining of the nine people was voluntary, and that none had objected to it.October 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm #27647
“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” New York City officials said in a statement. “The patient is a health care worker who returned to the U.S. within the past 21 days from one of the three countries currently facing the outbreak of this virus.”
Spencer, who is a physician in his 30s and works with Doctors Without Borders, came back a week ago from Guinea, where he is believed to have been treating Ebola patients.
“As a further precaution, beginning today, the Health Department’s team of disease detectives immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk,” officials said. “The Health Department staff has established protocols to identify, notify, and, if necessary, quarantine any contacts of Ebola cases.”October 23, 2014 at 9:34 pm #27650
Tracing all his contacts will be difficult since he went out bowling last night. But since he’s a Dr. what if he quarantined himself in Guinea for 10 days before coming back and last night was Day 21. He went out to have a good time.October 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm #27651
They will be slow to let the information out about how long he was here. Just think he probably was using public transportation, cabs, subway, buses, eating in restaurants.
He must have done this on purpose to spread the disease. A doctor knows the exposure he was presenting to the public.October 23, 2014 at 10:01 pm #27656
Just read he has been here 10 days. At a bowling alley on Wednesday in Williamsburg and took an Uber taxi to get there.October 24, 2014 at 1:11 am #27661
What? And still no sign or words from the newest Ebola/lobbyist, erm – sorry – Ebola czar? Interesting? HA! Not surprising.October 24, 2014 at 1:40 am #27662
Perfect. Well, I’m definitely on high alert now. Im definitely moving up my readiness plans. This now has very real potential to get out of hand.October 24, 2014 at 2:47 am #27664
Dr. Spencer tested positive.
Mark Levine, a city councilman who represents the doctor’s Manhattan neighborhood, said earlier Thursday, before news broke of the doctor’s positive test, that city health department workers were canvassing the area, distributing information on the disease door-to-door, according to CNN affiliate WABC.
“The goal right now is to make sure people don’t panic,” he said.
It’s more important to them that we don’t take any action and stay in our normal activities and roles then the safety of the public.
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