(Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country after flying from Liberia to Texas, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally.
The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters on Tuesday. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
U.S. health officials and lawmakers have been bracing for the eventuality that a patient would arrive on U.S. shores undetected, testing the preparedness of the nation's healthcare system.
Frieden said a handful of people, mostly family members, may have been exposed to the patient after he fell ill. He said there was likely no threat to any passengers who had traveled with the patient. Asked whether the patient was a U.S. citizen, Frieden described the person as a visitor to family in the country.
"It is certainly possible someone who had contact with this individual could develop Ebola in the coming weeks," Frieden told a news conference. "I have no doubt we will stop this in its tracks in the United States."
The Texas Department of State Health Services said it was working with the CDC, the local health department and the hospital "to investigate the case and help prevent transmission of the disease."
"The hospital has implemented infection control measures to help ensure the safety of patients and staff," the statement said.
U.S. hospitals have treated several patients who were diagnosed with Ebola in West Africa, the center of the worst known outbreak of the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people. The previous U.S. patients were all medical and other aid workers who were diagnosed while overseas and flown to the country in a specially outfitted airplane.
Frieden has said U.S. hospitals are well prepared to handle Ebola patients and has assured the public that the virus should not pose the same threat in the United States as it does in Africa.
Ebola symptoms generally appear between two and 21 days after infection, meaning there is a significant window during which an infected person can escape detection, allowing them to travel. Frieden emphasized that Ebola cannot be spread through the air but only through contact with bodily fluids such as blood, diarrhea and tears.
He said that CDC and other health officials were discussing whether to treat the Ebola patient with an experimental drug for the virus, without specifying which one might be considered. Treatments from Mapp Biopharmaceutical and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp have been used to treat a small number of patients so far in the outbreak.
Stocks in Tekmira and other small biotechnology companies working on Ebola therapies or vaccines rose on the news of the U.S. Ebola patient in after-hours trading.
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No, the disease created by sin in those countries killed him. Then he compounded it by sharing with a whole lot of people. Then he died. I won't call that death tragic, considering how many people he purposely exposed.
He needed dialysis...
He needed a third eye back in his country so he didn't expose all those innocent people with a deadly virus.
The guy was a lab rat
He was given a different experimental drug
Duncan got the experimental drug, Brincidofovir.
Three patients who survived after treatment in the U.S. received a different drug, ZMapp.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said ZMapp has since been depleted.
"There is, as far as we understand, no more of it in the world. And while people are working hard to manufacture more, it takes a long time to develop," said Dr. Tom Frieden, the CDC director.
A fourth patient, NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who got infected in Liberia and was airlifted to Nebraska on Sunday, got the same drug as Duncan.
From an interview of friends and family, they said he helped someone who was sick and soon after left for the USA with out being sick. This is what is so stupid, it takes two weeks to become sick after being exposed and they are only screening airline passenger's for fevers. So what about those who are exposed but not sick or have a fever at the time they board an aircraft. This is nuts. This is the kind of stuff that makes people believe conspiracy theory's because there is no way governments can be so inept.
According to this doctor
Dr Leonard Horowitz Emerging Viruses AIDS & Ebola Nature, Accident or Intentional YouTube.flv
The Ebola virus and the AIDS virus were created in laboratories to cause slow deaths on a global scale....He even makes parallel to the Hitler holocaust as a parallel for example that Eugenics is still occurring on a genetic scale.
It is an eye opener to listen to somebody who actually knows his stuff, and facts and figures, including God directing him to files in libraries, to ascertain the truth...
Now I know many SDA people hate so called conspiracy theories, yet we all know the USA Government will one day impose global Sunday decree across the entire world...a fact we as Adventists have predicted for over 150 years, and according to Pastor Jeerimiah Davies Jesus is at the door in 2012.
Notice the tribulation when Jesus stands up and finishes the Investigative Judgement:-
Da 12:1 ¶ And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
A time of trouble is coming, worse than any before ....
The part of the vision sealed is the IJ that reached from 1844 until the close of probation after the 3rd plaque....
Re 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
These plagues are global viruses that kill up to a third of mankind...
The second plague is something that destroys our water...yet to be seen, though the chem trials I notice every so and then are slowing down our land production...I often wonder how much Barium, Aluminium and Arsenic is needed to spoil large areas of soil ?
I don't know if Adventist people are living in the country, but you need to be doing this now....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIg_urcMq9M Country Living by Elder Dave Westbrook, Back to Enoch Ministries is a wonderful resource charting the end of time events for us....highly recommend watching
blood moon oct 08
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Actually this year the Blood Moon has been on Passover and The Feast of Booths. The exact same pattern is coming next year as well.
Passover represents being "Passed Over" from the plagues of death based upon the blood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ and acceptance of his salvation through faith.
The Feast of Booths commemorates the Israelites wandering in the wilderness, and point to when God's people will once again wander the lonely places of the earth after fleeing spiritual Egypt.
I was shocked by the dedication of some of the Liberians who work to fight Ebola. I was also shocked at how easy it is to contract Ebola.
What might also be shocking is the fact that U.S. money is spreading the disease rather than helping. In the past they would quarantine their own people in villages to contain the outbreak. Now, that U.S funds are available for ebola, they are all coming out of the woodwork. Not to mention hurling the disease at the United States like diseased lemmings.
And people wonder why there are conspiracy theories. No amount of education and rationalization can fix this amount of stupid.