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Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:12 PM

Self Monitor vs Self Contain, OMG!

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There is a big difference between these processes and they are being used inaccurately in too many cases.

Self Monitor
This is monitoring, watching, checking yourself for signs or symptoms of a disease. Most of us do this all the time.

Have you ever noticed your throat hurts or your nose is stuffy and you may be coming down with a cold? Ever feel achy and hot and take your temperature to see if it is high and you might be coming down with influenza?

Congratulations! You self monitored.

This is what people who have worked with others with ebola are doing, here in the USA and elsewhere in the world. They self monitor themselves for fever and other symptoms of the disease by taking their temperatures at least a couple times a day and watch for other symptoms. If they have symptoms, they seek medical help.

Self Contain

This term is being used in lieu of quarantine for some reason. Quarantines are enforced isolation.

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