Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Breaking: CDC Confirms first U.S. diagnosed case of Ebola/Possible New case being investigated | CDC/guardian/Reuters

Breaking Ebola News:

Update 08.10.2014:

Possible New #EbolaCase in Texas (claims to have contact with #PatientZero):

Possible new Ebola patient in Dallas area rushed to hospital

October 8, 2014 By NDG Staff 

 Frisco resident is being rushed from an emergency clinic to hospital after telling healthcare officials they had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan. He was the first Ebola patient in America and died earlier today. 
The City of Frisco issued the following statement:
“At 12:32 p.m. today, October 8, Frisco dispatch received a call from Care Now, 301 Main Street, regarding a patient exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola.  The patient claims to have had contact with the Dallas ‘patient zero’.  Frisco firefighter-paramedics are in the process of transporting the patient.  They are also in the process of examining clinical staff and other facility patrons.  That number other people impacted is unknown.  No other information is confirmed, available at this time.” 

Update 01.10.2014:

The patient is in a special isolation section of the Intensive Care Unit and is being watched through glass walls. Officials say an important part of his treatment is making sure he is well hydrated.

After confirmation on the virus, the City of Dallas was put on Level 2: High Readiness. The City is now working closely with DCHHS and the CDC - DFW CBSLocal


  • U.S. Ebola patient didn't give travel history, hospital didn't ask
  • Possible Second patient is being monitored in DFW area - WFAA
  • "Ultimately, we are all connected by the air we breathe." - Dr Frieden, Director - CDC
  • About 4 days passed between when the man fell ill and when he was isolated
  • Patient traveled from Liberia via Brussels, Belgium - Reuters

CDC has announced today that a Texas patient has been positively diagnosed with #Ebola
CDC News Conference:

"The patient entered the country from Liberia on September 20th. The patient started showing symptoms on September 24th. On September 26th some care was started, and on September 28th, the patient was admitted and isolated." - Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC

The man who is infected, who was not identified, left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in the U.S. the following day to visit family members. Health officials are working to identify everyone who may have been exposed to this man. Frieden said this covered just a "handful" of people, a group that will be watched for three weeks to see if any symptoms emerge.


"The bottom line here is that I have no doubt that we will control this importation, or this case of Ebola, so that it does not spread widely in this country," Frieden said. "It is certainly possible that someone who had contact with this individual could develop Ebola in the coming weeks. But there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here."



There were more than 6,500 reported cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as of Tuesday, and the crisis has been blamed for more than 3,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Ebola was first identified in 1976, and the current outbreak in West Africa is considered the largest and most complex in the history of the virus, with more cases and deaths than every other outbreak combined.
Stark Ebola Warning Part II: 'World War E' declared against Epidemic, Now is the Time to Prepare - CDC - MP Off Grid Living Blog

First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

Centers for Disease Control to announce details involving patient whose recent travel history reportedly indicated Ebola case

Guardian staff
theguardian.com
Tuesday 30 September 2014 16.53 EDT

Ebola in Liberia
Health workers in protective suits look at an ambulance upon its arrival at Island Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.
Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images

Medical officials announced on Tuesday the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. The patient, who has not yet been identified, is being treated in Dallas, Texas.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the patient left Liberia in west Africa on 19 September, but did not develop symptoms until after arriving in the US. The patient was admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital in Dallas on Sunday.

Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, said the patient was being treated in isolation. All measures would be taken to ensure that the disease would not spread in the US, he said.

“I have no doubt that we will control this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely in this country,” he told a news conference. The disease has spread rapidly in west Africa, killing more than 3,000 people.

A spokeswoman for Dallas county health and human services department told the Guardian that it will be “conducting a public health follow-up” on the patient which will include investigating his or her travel history and recent activity.
More...

Developing:


Source: U.S. Ebola patient didn't give travel history, hospital didn't ask

By Ashley Fantz, Holly Yan and Dana Ford, CNN
updated 11:36 AM EDT, Wed October 1, 2014
A health official uses a thermometer Monday, September 29, to screen a Ukrainian crew member on the deck of a cargo ship at the Apapa port in Lagos, Nigeria. (Photo: Sunday Alamba, AP)

Atlanta (CNN) -- It's a lapse that has Americans concerned and health officials asking how it could happen.
A man who had Ebola but didn't know it walked into a Dallas emergency room September 26. Although his symptoms could have indicated Ebola among other things, no one at the hospital asked him if he had recently traveled, a source close to the case told CNN.
The man, who had just flown from Liberia to the States didn't offer the information either, the source said, and the man left the hospital. A spokesman for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says it's investigating whether he was questioned.
Regardless, two days passed between the time the man left and then returned to the facility September 28 where it was determined he likely had Ebola and was isolated. He tested positive Tuesday, health officials said.
The CDC advises that all medical facilities should ask for patients with symptoms consistent with Ebola for their travel history. It's possible others were infected because of the lapse.
The virus is contracted through bodily fluids. It's not like a cold or the flu, which can be spread before symptoms show up. It doesn't spread through the air.













Dallas hospital diagnoses first patient with Ebola



This is a view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital from a 2013 file photo. The hospital is holding a patient in "strict isolation" as that person is being evaluated for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus. (Photo: Tony Gutierrez, AP)

Liz Szabo, USA TODAY
5:17 p.m. EDT September 30, 2014 

US Centers for Disease Control is to confirm on Tuesday the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.

It is understood that the patient was being treated at a hospital in Dallas. Further details will be given in a news briefing at 5.30pm ET.

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement on Monday that the patient’s symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, according to the Associated Press. The patient was being kept in strict isolation.

The virus has killed more than 3,000 people across west Africa.

More details soon

There were more than 6,500 reported cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as of Tuesday, and the crisis has been blamed for more than 3,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Ebola was first identified in 1976, and the current outbreak in West Africa is considered the largest and most complex in the history of the virus, with more cases and deaths than every other outbreak combined.

Source Report:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/first-ebola-case-diagnosed-us
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/30/dallas-ebola-patient/16496665/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/09/30/cdc-confirms-first-case-of-ebola-in-the-u-s/
http://www.usatoday.com/staff/993/liz-szabo
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/09/30/cdc-confirms-patient-in-dallas-has-the-ebola-virus/
http://madtownpreppers.blogspot.com/2014/09/breaking-cdc-confirms-first-us.html#gpluscomments
http://madtownpreppers.blogspot.com/2014/08/usa-and-ebola-real-facts-ebola-hf-home.html
http://madtownpreppers.blogspot.com/2014/09/stark-ebola-warning-act-now-or-regret.html
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/01/health/ebola-us/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/health/2014/10/01/thompson-dallas-county-ebola-patient-cases/16524303/

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