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Wed Oct 29, 2014, 03:23 PM

Now THIS is how to do it right

This is what information the media needs and how to report it. Good job Detroit Free Press.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/10/29/michigan-monitoring-eight-ebola-exposure/18105729/
10 people in Michigan on Ebola watch

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"Due to the enhanced screening at airports, they were identified as having low risk and then the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) contacted the state health department," Smith said. "There's no additional risk to the public at this time. This is a good thing that we have identified low-risk individuals, and we can monitor them in case there is a change in their health."

Smith said the cases involve individuals who were in countries with widespread Ebola transmission within the last 21 days but that to her knowledge, they have not had direct contact with anyone who has Ebola or been symptomatic.

The health department is not releasing any identifying information about the individuals, including their county of residence, Minicuci said. "We're protecting the rights and the privacy of these individuals," Minicuci said. "These aren't positive cases at this time."

If any of the individuals test positive for Ebola, the department will release more information, Minicuci said....(more at link on signs, symptoms, etc).

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 04:08 PM

1. kick for stated sources, non-tabloid media doing decent factual reporting. Of course this won't get

as many views, comments as "OMG THE TABLOID SAID THIS" but hey, fear sells.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 04:42 PM

2. Hi uppity, how you doing?

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 04:47 PM

3. They reported this on the local news today. Very matter of fact,

very calm, no screams for quarantine. Oh, and I actually know this Minicuci woman - used to be my former Dr.s nurse. VERY nice.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 04:50 PM

4. We have "less than 10" being monitored in my county

 

according to the health department. They won't say exactly how many. They are self-monitoring, but are allowed to move about freely, but they've been asked not to take public transportation. They are reporting their temps to the health department twice a day and need to notify the dept. if they leave the county.

These are returning travelers and not HCW who have treated ebola patients. I'm fine with this. But HCW are in a different risk catagory according to the CDC and I believe the monitoring guidelines for these individuals need to be stricter.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 05:31 PM

5. Uppity to the top with a Kick and a Rec!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:56 PM

6. Thank you. It is much more boring than tabloid journalism.

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