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Wed Oct 15, 2014, 04:32 PM

New Texas nurse with Ebola had fever on airliner

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Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola flew on a commercial flight from Ohio to Dallas with a slight temperature the day before she was diagnosed, health officials said on Wednesday, raising new concerns about U.S. efforts to control the disease.

Chances that other passengers on the plane were infected were very low, but the nurse should not have been traveling on the flight, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden told reporters.

The woman, Amber Vinson, 29, was isolated immediately after reporting a fever on Tuesday, Texas Department of State Health Services officials said. She had treated Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of Ebola and was the first patient diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/15/us-health-ebola-usa-idUSKCN0I40UE20141015

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Reply New Texas nurse with Ebola had fever on airliner (Original post)
herding cats Oct 2014 OP
ColesCountyDem Oct 2014 #1
hamsterjill Oct 2014 #2
LisaL Oct 2014 #3
valerief Oct 2014 #4
Dopers_Greed Oct 2014 #5
Purveyor Oct 2014 #6
cbayer Oct 2014 #7

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 04:45 PM

1. It's time to start putting folks in quarantine.

I prefer voluntary, of course, but enforced if people don't have enough sense to comply.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:00 PM

2. So, am I understanding this correctly?

She knew she had a temp and still got on that plane coming back to Dallas?

Except from article:

"Frieden said Vinson had been monitoring herself for symptoms of Ebola and failed to report that her temperature had risen to 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit (37.5 degrees Celsius) before she left for Dallas."




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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:02 PM

3. Yes.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:14 PM

4. When are they going to (1) employ robots in ebola cases and (2) kill ebola

before it enters our waterways and dumps?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:14 PM

5. I wonder if...

She'll be facing criminal charges if she survives.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:31 PM

6. She should be imo. This is unexcusable. eom

 

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:37 PM

7. Locking as dupe - see here:

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