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Thu Oct 9, 2014, 03:56 PM

Health officials: Test results are negative for Dallas County deputy. He does NOT have Ebola.

DALLAS -- The Texas Department of State Health Services says negative results were returned from a lab in Austin Thursday, indicating that a Dallas County deputy does not have the Ebola virus.

This is a breaking news update. Check back for more on this developing story.

http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/health/2014/10/09/ebola-test-results-negative-dallas-county-deputy/16984093/

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Reply Health officials: Test results are negative for Dallas County deputy. He does NOT have Ebola. (Original post)
herding cats Oct 2014 OP
bravenak Oct 2014 #1
herding cats Oct 2014 #2
bravenak Oct 2014 #4
yellowcanine Oct 2014 #8
bravenak Oct 2014 #10
B2G Oct 2014 #15
Princess Turandot Oct 2014 #25
tanyev Oct 2014 #36
Baitball Blogger Oct 2014 #3
herding cats Oct 2014 #5
Sissyk Oct 2014 #6
herding cats Oct 2014 #13
etherealtruth Oct 2014 #7
herding cats Oct 2014 #14
alcibiades_mystery Oct 2014 #9
herding cats Oct 2014 #12
MineralMan Oct 2014 #11
herding cats Oct 2014 #17
MineralMan Oct 2014 #18
herding cats Oct 2014 #24
LeftInTX Oct 2014 #19
MineralMan Oct 2014 #20
LeftInTX Oct 2014 #22
Aerows Oct 2014 #28
uppityperson Oct 2014 #16
FLPanhandle Oct 2014 #21
kestrel91316 Oct 2014 #23
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #26
pnwmom Oct 2014 #27
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #33
Fred Sanders Oct 2014 #30
TorchTheWitch Oct 2014 #34
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #35
Fred Sanders Oct 2014 #29
Louisiana1976 Oct 2014 #31
TorchTheWitch Oct 2014 #32

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 03:57 PM

1. I figured it was flu season and we 'd have some scares.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:00 PM

2. Yes, it's going to happen

In this case they were extra careful since the man had been to the apt. where Mr Duncan was staying. As it turns out all is fine and the man will be able to go home to his family now.

I love a happy ending.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:03 PM

4. Me too!

 

I bet he was hating the hospital as much as I do. But, still, I'm glad he went to get tested, just in case.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:22 PM

8. I still think he was a bit drama queenish for calling an ambulance.

Sounds as if he could have driven himself to the ER, which would have been a lot safer for others if in fact he did have Ebola. It also sounds as if the symptoms were fairly mild - stomach ache, slight fever - again, drive yourself. One of the first rules in first aid is that the patient does as much as possible for themselves as long as it is safe, of course. If he is light headed maybe it is a different story.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:29 PM

10. He may have been a bit of an attention seeker.

 

I think he will get made fun of by his coworkers for long enough to feel embarrassed. I take cabs to hospitals. That way I don't have to worry about my car.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:39 PM

15. He ddn't call the ambulance

 

the care facility he went to did.

He wasn't being a drama queen, he did what he should have. You would be singing a different tune had he tested positive.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 05:17 PM

25. He drove to an outpatient care center in his own car because he was feeling ill...

they heard his complaints, then learned that he had been in the apartment where Duncan had stayed. They decided to send him to the hospital for testing/isolation to be on the safe side and called an ambulance to do it.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 07:06 PM

36. I don't understand why he went to CareNow.

Given his involvement in the Duncan case, it seems like he should have called that hospital or the TX Health dept and let them decide what to do next.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:01 PM

3. As happy as I am for him,

you KNOW he's going to get a ribbing back at headquarters.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:08 PM

5. You bet he will!

I feel pretty confident he's also going to be so relieved that he's going to take it with a huge smile.

Hey, at least his butt was covered when they were parading him around in that disposable gown on TV.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:16 PM

6. That's great news!

A few more days and all the contacts will be out of the woods also, right?

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Response to Sissyk (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:38 PM

13. Yes, I think we're down to 9 days?

They're almost out of the woods.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:19 PM

7. That is good!

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:39 PM

14. It sure is.

At least for us, I imagine the media cried a silent tear over their loss.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:24 PM

9. Will a helicopter follow his car ride home?

 



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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:37 PM

12. Wasn't that a circus?

The media should apologize to the public for their fear-mongering.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:34 PM

11. My theory about that guy was always that it was the menudo he

ate as a hangover cure. That tripe soup will get you if it's not well prepared. I love it, but only if I clean the tripe myself and cook it myself.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:40 PM

17. Heh, you could be right.

I've had bad menudo once. It was an experience I will never forget!

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Response to herding cats (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:43 PM

18. In Texas, menudo is the standard hangover cure.

I don't know if it actually works, but a bad batch will make you wish you still had the hangover instead.

I grew up eating menudo on Sundays. Not for the hangover cure, but because many of my friends mom's made it and I always ended up with a bowl of it in front of me somehow. Most times, it was fine, but a couple of times...wow!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 05:09 PM

24. I never knew that about menudo being the hangover cure of choice in Texas.

I suppose if you eat bad menudo it'll make you forget you have a hangover, so either way you'd be cured.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:44 PM

19. LOL - I don't know about that

Gotta have an acquired taste for it. Husband's family is Tex-Mex and they eat it only once a year. (New Year's) My MIL makes it.

I can't stand the stuff...

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:50 PM

20. I love the stuff, but I'm careful about its source.

The town I grew up in was about 50% Hispanic. I ate everything, starting from early childhood. My mother also grew up in a heavily Hispanic town in Arizona. She makes absolutely the best tamales I've ever eaten. From a recipe of an old next door neighbor when she was a kid.

Uff da! Now I live in Minnesota. Fortunately, St. Paul, my city has a Cesar Chavez Boulevard and an authentic Mexican market. In fact, I think I'm going to make a gross of tamales sometime around Christmas and invite all my wife's relatives over for a traditional Mexican Christmas Eve tamale feed. I'll tone them down a little to suit their Scandihoovian tastebuds, but not much.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:55 PM

22. That's great that you'll be making tamales

Love them homemade stuffed full of meat and low on masa. I think your in-laws will love them!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 05:51 PM

28. That looks delicious

 

..drool..

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:40 PM

16. k&r

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:52 PM

21. Wait until flu season kicks in.

Hundreds of people heading to the hospitals thinking they have Ebola.

This is becoming a stupid panic and the media should be ashamed.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:55 PM

23. He needs to lay off the bacon donuts.

 

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 05:22 PM

26. I hope all those who ran around here with their hair on fire yesterday

see this.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 05:46 PM

27. What is your definition of "hair on fire"? I didn't see anyone like that. n/t

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 06:04 PM

30. Same folks who will now pretend they did understand the science, they were just being "cautious".

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 06:18 PM

34. no one was running around with their hair on fire

No one has been at all concerning anything about Ebola, but some people sure like to complain that it's happening when it isn't.

If you want to observe people here running about with their hair on fire check out any thread that has anything to do with police.

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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 06:36 PM

35. yeah, ok.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 06:03 PM

29. The hair on fire crowd and media have no, nada, zilch, 0 people with Ebola in America to fear?

Now what?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 06:14 PM

31. That's good news. Guess he must just have had stomach flu.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 06:15 PM

32. good to hear

I'm sure he's hugely relieved.

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