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Country in uproar over measles, yet Ebola patients are being brought INTO the USA???

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WTF???

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:37 AM
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:40 AM
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:42 AM
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OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:43 AM
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Well, we're clearly equipped to handle Ebola cases. Did you hear another peep after we treated that guy at the CDC a few months ago? Nope.

I would much rather a developed country take care of the outbreak before it spreads in an undeveloped country to a degree that it can't be easily contained.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:46 AM

Measles is an easily preventable disease which was pretty much extinguished here-until people decided they didn't want to vaccinate.

Ebola is a deadly disease-but no where NEAR as contagious as measles (which is incrediably contagious)

The brave and selfless medical workers who have gone to other countries in an attempt to stem the tide of Ebola and to help confine it to where it originated have every right to come HOME to be treated. They are from this country and deserve to be treated IN this country.

NOn-citizens have not been brought here to be treated-and they will not be brought here to be treated.

But our own-our Dr's nurses and especially  Military  personall have EVERY RIGHT to come home for treatment.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:03 AM

equipped to deal with??? are you kidding me?  NONE were taken for this poor nurse at all

Report: Dallas nurse to sue hospital over Ebola infection

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles with Dallas nurse Nina Pham at the Oval Office in Washington, October 24, 2014. Pham had just been released from the hospital after recovering from the Ebola virus.  REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING

DALLAS - A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

Her attorney, Charla Aldous, confirmed the plans to sue the hospital to CBS News on Sunday, according to CBS Dallas.

Nina Pham told The Dallas Morning News in the interview that she is preparing to file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources. She said she continues to suffer from body aches and insomnia after contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Pham alleged the hospital's lack of training and proper equipment and violations of her privacy made her "a symbol of corporate neglect - a casualty of a hospital system's failure to prepare for a known and impending medical crisis."

She also told the newspaper that Texas Health Resources was negligent because it failed to develop policies and train its staff for treating Ebola patients. She also told the paper that the company did not have proper protective gear for those who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who died after becoming the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the disease stemming from an outbreak in West Africa. Duncan, who contracted the disease on a visit to his native Liberia, died last fall only days before Pham tested positive for the disease.

She told paper she was frightened when Duncan tested positive for Ebola as panic and fear went throughout the hospital.

"I was the last person beside Mr. Duncan to find out he was positive," she told the Morning News. "You'd think the primary nurse would be the first to know."

Her attorney, Charla Aldous, told the paper Texas Health Resources "used Nina as a PR pawn."

The Morning News said Wendell Watson, a spokesman for Texas Health Resources, declined to address specifics of Pham's allegations.

"Nina Pham bravely served Texas Health Dallas during a most difficult time. We continue to support and wish the best for her, and we remain optimistic that constructive dialogue can resolve this matter," Watson said.

Pham will ask in her lawsuit for unspecified damages for physical pain and mental anguish, medical expenses and loss of future earnings. But she said that she wants to "make hospitals and big corporations realize that nurses and health care workers, especially front line people, are important. And we don't want nurses to start turning into patients."

Pham and another nurse who worked at Texas Health Presbyterian, Amber Vinson, both became infected after caring for Duncan, according to medical records released to The Associated Press. Both have recovered. Initially treated in Texas, Pham was released last October from a hospital attached to the National Institutes of Health near Washington, D.C.


Quoting OwlNuggets:

Well, we're clearly equipped to handle Ebola cases. Did you hear another peep after we treated that guy at the CDC a few months ago? Nope.

I would much rather a developed country take care of the outbreak before it spreads in an undeveloped country to a degree that it can't be easily contained.


heidi749
by Canadian on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:13 AM

You have to have actual physical contact with someone with ebolia, to catch it, unlike measels...

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:20 AM

It's common to suffer from bad side effects for a while after the disease is out of your body. It's just how it works sometimes. 

We're better equipped to deal with the disease than the other countries are. Sorry.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

equipped to deal with??? are you kidding me?  NONE were taken for this poor nurse at all

Report: Dallas nurse to sue hospital over Ebola infection

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles with Dallas nurse Nina Pham at the Oval Office in Washington, October 24, 2014. Pham had just been released from the hospital after recovering from the Ebola virus.  REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING

DALLAS - A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

Her attorney, Charla Aldous, confirmed the plans to sue the hospital to CBS News on Sunday, according to CBS Dallas.

Nina Pham told The Dallas Morning News in the interview that she is preparing to file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources. She said she continues to suffer from body aches and insomnia after contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.


Pham alleged the hospital's lack of training and proper equipment and violations of her privacy made her "a symbol of corporate neglect - a casualty of a hospital system's failure to prepare for a known and impending medical crisis."

She also told the newspaper that Texas Health Resources was negligent because it failed to develop policies and train its staff for treating Ebola patients. She also told the paper that the company did not have proper protective gear for those who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who died after becoming the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the disease stemming from an outbreak in West Africa. Duncan, who contracted the disease on a visit to his native Liberia, died last fall only days before Pham tested positive for the disease.


She told paper she was frightened when Duncan tested positive for Ebola as panic and fear went throughout the hospital.

"I was the last person beside Mr. Duncan to find out he was positive," she told the Morning News. "You'd think the primary nurse would be the first to know."

Her attorney, Charla Aldous, told the paper Texas Health Resources "used Nina as a PR pawn."


The Morning News said Wendell Watson, a spokesman for Texas Health Resources, declined to address specifics of Pham's allegations.

"Nina Pham bravely served Texas Health Dallas during a most difficult time. We continue to support and wish the best for her, and we remain optimistic that constructive dialogue can resolve this matter," Watson said.

Pham will ask in her lawsuit for unspecified damages for physical pain and mental anguish, medical expenses and loss of future earnings. But she said that she wants to "make hospitals and big corporations realize that nurses and health care workers, especially front line people, are important. And we don't want nurses to start turning into patients."

Pham and another nurse who worked at Texas Health Presbyterian, Amber Vinson, both became infected after caring for Duncan, according to medical records released to The Associated Press. Both have recovered. Initially treated in Texas, Pham was released last October from a hospital attached to the National Institutes of Health near Washington, D.C.


Quoting OwlNuggets:

Well, we're clearly equipped to handle Ebola cases. Did you hear another peep after we treated that guy at the CDC a few months ago? Nope.

I would much rather a developed country take care of the outbreak before it spreads in an undeveloped country to a degree that it can't be easily contained.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:21 AM
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See, I keep thinking "people are in an uproar over Ebola, yet the flu and measles are actually killing people".  

Your odds in the US of dying from the flu or the measles are astronomically higher.  They are very real threats and they have very real means in place to minimize those threats, yet people will dismiss the threat and refuse the treatment.   

It's like being in a tizzy over the relatively rare threat of being mauled to death by a bear, but refusing to wear seat belts or take other basic measures to lessen the much greater threat of being killed in a car accident.

Aslen
by Ruby Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:43 AM
That has everything to do with that specific hospital, and not the country

Quoting Anonymous 1:

equipped to deal with??? are you kidding me?  NONE were taken for this poor nurse at all

Report: Dallas nurse to sue hospital over Ebola infection

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles with Dallas nurse Nina Pham at the Oval Office in Washington, October 24, 2014. Pham had just been released from the hospital after recovering from the Ebola virus.  REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING

DALLAS - A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

Her attorney, Charla Aldous, confirmed the plans to sue the hospital to CBS News on Sunday, according to CBS Dallas.

Nina Pham told The Dallas Morning News in the interview that she is preparing to file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources. She said she continues to suffer from body aches and insomnia after contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Pham alleged the hospital's lack of training and proper equipment and violations of her privacy made her "a symbol of corporate neglect - a casualty of a hospital system's failure to prepare for a known and impending medical crisis."

She also told the newspaper that Texas Health Resources was negligent because it failed to develop policies and train its staff for treating Ebola patients. She also told the paper that the company did not have proper protective gear for those who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who died after becoming the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the disease stemming from an outbreak in West Africa. Duncan, who contracted the disease on a visit to his native Liberia, died last fall only days before Pham tested positive for the disease.

She told paper she was frightened when Duncan tested positive for Ebola as panic and fear went throughout the hospital.

"I was the last person beside Mr. Duncan to find out he was positive," she told the Morning News. "You'd think the primary nurse would be the first to know."

Her attorney, Charla Aldous, told the paper Texas Health Resources "used Nina as a PR pawn."

The Morning News said Wendell Watson, a spokesman for Texas Health Resources, declined to address specifics of Pham's allegations.

"Nina Pham bravely served Texas Health Dallas during a most difficult time. We continue to support and wish the best for her, and we remain optimistic that constructive dialogue can resolve this matter," Watson said.

Pham will ask in her lawsuit for unspecified damages for physical pain and mental anguish, medical expenses and loss of future earnings. But she said that she wants to "make hospitals and big corporations realize that nurses and health care workers, especially front line people, are important. And we don't want nurses to start turning into patients."

Pham and another nurse who worked at Texas Health Presbyterian, Amber Vinson, both became infected after caring for Duncan, according to medical records released to The Associated Press. Both have recovered. Initially treated in Texas, Pham was released last October from a hospital attached to the National Institutes of Health near Washington, D.C.

Quoting OwlNuggets:

Well, we're clearly equipped to handle Ebola cases. Did you hear another peep after we treated that guy at the CDC a few months ago? Nope.

I would much rather a developed country take care of the outbreak before it spreads in an undeveloped country to a degree that it can't be easily contained.

PPCLC
by AZ Lizard on Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:51 AM

The current strain of Ebola that has been seen in patients here in the USA is not airborne.

The Measles, however, is.

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