Ebola in in United States

SUBHEAD: Much is going on behind the scenes. They will try and keep down panic. Get prepared for your own safety.

By Lauren Gambino on 30 September 2014 for the Guardian -

Image above: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where first US Ebola victim is isolated. From  original article.

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa is, as of Tuesday evening, seriously ill in a Dallas hospital. The patient, who arrived in the US from Liberia on 20 September, tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday.

Here is what we know about the case thus far – and what we don’t.

At this time, the patient’s citizenship and gender have not been released.  However, doctors at a Tuesday evening briefing about the case repeatedly referred to the patient using male pronouns.

The patient’s full travel history is still unknown, except that he was in Liberia. As far as officials know, the patient was not responding to the outbreak in west Africa when he became infected. The circumstances in which he contracted the disease are not yet known.

The patient was checked for fever, a symptom of Ebola, before boarding a plane out of Liberia on 19 September. He had no symptoms when departing Liberia, meaning, according to experts, that he could not have transmitted it to other passengers on his flight or flights. Only patients who are sick with or have died from Ebola can transmit the disease, and Ebola can only be spread through direct contact with blood or bodily fluids. As Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director Thomas Frieden said at a briefing about the case on Tuesday, “The issue is not that Ebola is highly infectious. The issue with Ebola is that the stakes are so high.”

The patient arrived in the US on 20 September, and was staying with family who live in the US, possibly somewhere around Dallas-Fort Worth, as he was later admitted to a hospital in the area.
On 24 September the patient began developing symptoms of Ebola, which can include high fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and in serious cases internal and external bleeding. Symptoms can show themselves between two and 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but usually appear within eight to ten days.

On 26 September the patient sought treatment for the first time, but was not admitted to a hospital. The reasons why he was not admitted are not yet known.

On 28 September the patient was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and placed in isolation. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is not one of the handful of institutions in the US that have special bio-containment units established to treat cases like this, but Frieden said at the Tuesday briefing that at this point there is “no need from either a medical or infection control standpoint to try to move the patient.”

On 30 September the CDC received specimens from the infected individual, tested them and determined that they were positive for Ebola. A state-operated laboratory in Texas also concluded that the specimens tested positive for Ebola. Frieden said Tuesday that the test for Ebola is “highly accurate”.

Frieden said the family and health officials are discussing “experimental therapies”, potentially including the ones successfully used on Ebola patients brought from Africa to the US, but whether this patient receives them will depend in part on availability.

Public health officials will now work to identify anyone who came into contact with the patient since he began showing symptoms. Once those people are identified they will be monitored for 21 days, the incubation period for the disease, to see if they develop a fever. If someone begins showing symptoms, that individual will be immediately isolated and treated.

Ebola caught on US flight

By Ms. X on 30 September 2014 for Pissin' on the Roses - 

Video above: Presentation of case for Dallas Ebola victim catching Ebola infection on flight to US. From (http://youtu.be/vW_jvTSNvxo).

CDC's time line of the Dallas Ebola victim's flight date and symptom onset date indicates a greater than 50% probability that the Dallas Ebola victim ACQUIRED HIS INFECTION DURING HIS FLIGHT.

Per the Center For Disease Control's very own Ebola simulation model, 50% of all Ebola infections develop symptoms five and a half days after infection. Given that the Dallas victim's symptom onset occurred within 6 days of his Liberian departure flight; it is most likely that he/she was infected on that flight by someone else on that flight who was actively shedding Ebola virus.

Since the Dallas victim is most likely a secondary infection, patient zero from that flight is still on the loose and more victims are to follow in the near term. The situation is potentially catastrophic because of the massive number of potential secondary victims who have no African travel history and are likely to not attract attention in any Emergency room until massive hemorrhaging has started.

By HumanSpan on 30 September 2014 on YouTube - 

Video above: Ebola is now in the United States. These are the conditions understood has of this date. From (http://youtu.be/XubmnjNb5fU)

Update on now the multi-Country and Continental Ebola - It is now known that a man travelling from West Africa on September 20th and showing symptoms 4 or 5 days later was admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, September 28th. The news broke late into the evening on the 29th that it was confirmed - the victim was a host to Ebola Zaire, the deadliest, most gruesome and most lethal hemorrhagic virus on the planet. This version of Ebola compared to the mid 1970s is 350+ mutations later. Will it be contained in the United States? What would it look like spreading in the United States? Will we find a cure?

The blogsphere is saying he was bleeding when he came to the hospital, which corresponds with the killing timeline of Ebola, and that he flew through Atlanta. These and/or other details like this should emerge in the next few days as the CDC tracks down everyone this guy came in contact with.

While it is not being reported Ebola is "airborne," the CDC in their initial announcement today made the comment "we all breathe the same air" in the context of why "everyone [needs to be] battling Ebola" but in the same sentence as describing this victim in Dallas. He was quickly corrected and qualified by a Dr. Goodman that it is only spreading via bodily fluids (touch) i.e. direct exposure. This made us gasp for air!

This video is meant to awaken and alert everyone. Why? We know people that don't even know what Ebola is. Some live from paycheck to paycheck and find it difficult to prepare. Some we know have connections with people going to Dallas for work in 2 weeks and our family will interact with these people. Share this video with your friends and family.

Also watch the previous videos in this series, addressing unknowns of mutation from Gamma Radiation and other radiological isotopes freely running around in the Northern and upper Southern Hemisphere due to the ongoing, unrelenting triple fission reactor meltdown in Fukushima, Japan now in its 3rd year. Images by Humanspan or where cited. Music by Jingle Pinks and Jason Farnham. Thank you for watching and especially to our subscribers. This channel is devoted to realities that impact humanity we can't always see with our eyes.

Preparing for Ebola

By Daisy Luther on 30 September 2014 for SHTF Plan - 

Image above: A sign in the Congo warns visitors that the area is Ebola infected. Credit: Sergey Uryadnikov / Shutterstock.com

If you haven’t already finalized your preparations for a pandemic, now is the time. The following is an excerpt from an article written on September 15, 2014.

What You Need Right Now

Right now, before panic ensues, you need to ensure that you have everything you need to survive as though the world we know has ended. You need to be prepared to stay in your home for weeks, if not months. You need to be ready for a potential disruption of services.

Best case scenario: You get these supplies,  the outbreak never occurs, and you can dole them out into your regular usage or stash them with your prepper stockpile while snickering at the crazy preppers.
Worst case scenario: You read this warning, you do nothing, and then the outbreak occurs. You realize that the prepper folks aren’t so crazy after all. But by then, it will be too late to stock up.
Following is a list of supplies that you may soon need:
In the event you have no choice but to leave your home, Mac Slavo recommends the following:
If you’re forced to exit your home, you’re going to want to be fully protected, and that includes covering your hands, eyes, nose, and mouth.
In addition to the N-95 respirator masks mentioned above, you may also consider upgrading to the more expensive N-100 respirators recommended by the World Health Organization.
Or, go with a full facemask. Insofar as your preparedness efforts are concerned, you may also be able to kill two birds with one stone here and go with a full face mask that includes NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) protection like the US-made NATO SGE 400/3 Military Gas Mask.  If going with such a mask, be sure to include some NBC filters.
If a family member becomes ill, Tess Pennington of  Ready Nutrition recommends building a sick room that can be used to isolate suspected infections or even to be used as a quarantine/observation area for friends and family who may be coming to your home as part of your group lockdown plan.
Building a sick room may include supplies like:

Don’t wait.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. By the time the CDC gets around to offering checklists to the rest of us, items like these will be in short supply. If you are unprepared, you’ll be at the mercy of organizations like FEMA, who will be doling out water bottles and MREs to those who are likewise hungry and thirsty.

To learn more about preparing for a real SHTF scenario like an Ebola pandemic, look to the following for  in-depth, practical advice:

Ebola Survival Handbook: A Collection of Tips, Strategies, and Supply Lists From Some of the World’s Best Preparedness Professionals
Prepping for an Ebola Lockdown
Pandemic Watch Facebook page

See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: Ebola may be airborne in cold 9/16/15

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Where in the hell are we going to get medical care for Ebola in Hawaii which no doubt has the least qualified physicians of any state, save for Mississippi.

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