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  • New possible case of ebola in theUnited States.

    A woman became sick and was vomiting on the plane trip from Sierra Leone in Africa on her way to Newark. When the plane landed, health workers in haz-mat suits removed the woman and took her to the hospital to check her for possible ebola virus.
    The other passengers on the plane were asked to leave contact information in case the woman does turn out to have contracted the deadly disease. so they can be contacted if necessary for them to be quarantined.
    The other passengers were assured that there was very little likelihood that theywere infected, even though the medical workers would only come on the plane in haz-mat suits.
    So, the medical workers had to protect themselves from possible contamination; but none of the passengers should worry about being infected even though they were in the plane with the sick woman for hours and hours ------ how does that work ? ?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-country.html

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    This article states that Newark Liberty is one of only five airports in the US that is allowed to receive flights carrying people from West Africa. The article also mentions that the passengers will be monitored for the next 21 days for potential symptoms.

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/0...t-nj-hospital/

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    • #3
      I just saw on the evening news here tonight that the patient does not have ebola and has been released from the hospital. Good news for all involved in this story.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tumbleweed View Post
        A woman became sick and was vomiting on the plane trip from Sierra Leone in Africa on her way to Newark. When the plane landed, health workers in haz-mat suits removed the woman and took her to the hospital to check her for possible ebola virus.
        The other passengers on the plane were asked to leave contact information in case the woman does turn out to have contracted the deadly disease. so they can be contacted if necessary for them to be quarantined.
        The other passengers were assured that there was very little likelihood that theywere infected, even though the medical workers would only come on the plane in haz-mat suits.
        So, the medical workers had to protect themselves from possible contamination; but none of the passengers should worry about being infected even though they were in the plane with the sick woman for hours and hours ------ how does that work ? ?

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-country.html
        Well there wasn't really much they could do for the passengers if they shared a flight with her for hours, but by having the doctors wear protective suits they reduced the total number of people exposed to her. Also, it's unlikely she actually does have ebola anyway and AFAIK there have been no ebola deaths in 1st world countries due to their medical system being able to treat the disease.

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