[FairfieldLife] Re: Ebola On A Plane! [1 Attachment]

2014-10-12 Thread 'Richard J. Williams' pundits...@gmail.com [FairfieldLife]
/The problem is that we know so little about the transmission of Ebola. 
What if it turns out that an infection can be transmitted in the air? 
Apparently we have a Texas nurse getting the Ebola virus - can you get 
Ebola by walking down the hall in a hospital? Go figure. /


/Also, if there is a breach of hospital protocol while caring for an 
Ebola patient and a worker gets Ebola, should the worker get fired? And, 
what happens if they check your temperature when you get on a plane to 
the U.S. and then you get a fever and throw up in the aisle while in 
flight?//

//
//So many questions, so few answers. Go figure./

(Reuters) - A Texas health worker who provided care for the first person 
diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the 
deadly virus in a preliminary examination, a state health official said 
on Sunday...


'Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola'
http://news.yahoo.com/texas-health-care-worker-tests-positive-ebola-100052941.html



/Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Texas/


/It is very difficult to screen for Ebola. So far, there have been no 
cases of transmission on flights during this outbreak. The real 
problem is when the disease becomes airborne. So far, this hasn't 
happened yet either. Air-born Ebola on a plane is going to be a 
nightmare! /


NEW YORK - Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures 
of passengers arriving at New York's Kennedy International Airport 
from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up 
screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus...


'Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport'
Associated Press:
http://tinyurl.com/lcu9bw7

The UK is to begin screening some passengers who have traveled from 
Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea for signs of Ebola virus disease.


http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29549722

Signs and symptoms of Ebola infection:

Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
Severe headache
Muscle pain
Weakness
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Abdominal (stomach) pain

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/symptoms/index.html 
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/symptoms/index.html 




Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Ebola On A Plane! [1 Attachment]

2014-10-12 Thread Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Richard, the thing is, if a person sneezes, there are droplets in the air. Not 
to get too gross! If Sneezy is on an airplane, then other passengers could very 
easily breath in those droplets.



On Sunday, October 12, 2014 10:44 AM, 'Richard J. Williams' 
pundits...@gmail.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com wrote:
 


  
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The problem is that we know so little about the transmission of Ebola. What if 
it turns out that an infection can be transmitted in the air? Apparently we 
have a Texas nurse getting the Ebola virus - can you get Ebola by walking down 
the hall in a hospital? Go figure. 

Also, if there is a breach of hospital protocol while caring for an Ebola 
patient and a worker gets Ebola, should the worker get fired? And, what happens 
if they check your temperature when you get on a plane to the U.S. and then you 
get a fever and throw up in the aisle while in flight?

So many questions, so few answers. Go figure.

(Reuters) - A Texas health worker who provided care for the first
  person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has tested
  positive for the deadly virus in a preliminary examination, a
  state health official said on Sunday...

'Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola'
http://news.yahoo.com/texas-health-care-worker-tests-positive-ebola-100052941.html



Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Texas



It is very difficult to screen for Ebola. So far, there have been no cases of 
transmission on flights during this outbreak. The real problem is when the 
disease becomes airborne. So far, this hasn't happened yet either. Air-born 
Ebola on a plane is going to be a nightmare!   

NEW YORK - Customs and health officials began taking the
  temperatures of passengers arriving at New York's Kennedy
  International Airport from three West African countries on
  Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the
  spread of the Ebola virus...

'Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport'
Associated Press:
http://tinyurl.com/lcu9bw7

The UK is to begin screening some passengers who have traveled
  from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea for signs of Ebola virus
  disease. 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29549722

Signs and symptoms of Ebola infection:

Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
Severe headache
Muscle pain
Weakness
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Abdominal (stomach) pain

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/symptoms/index.html