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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Duncan Dies -- Who Will Be Ebola's Next U.S. Victim?

First U.S. Ebola Fatality

Note the testimony of the CNN correspondent who observed how cavalierly the Atlanta airport treats customers returning from diseased African countries. Did you observe that Duncan made a connecting flight at Dulles in northern Virginia. How many people were exposed there? The incubation period for ebola can be as long as 21 days. Duncan arrived in the U.S. on September 20th, already infected with the virus. Think of the close contact on airline flights. How confident would you feel right now if you were travelling on one of the flights he took? What if you shared a row?


September 15: Pregnant woman in Liberia shows symptoms. Duncan helps to care for her.
September 19: Duncan leaves Liberia, lies about exposure to the virus.
September 20: Duncan arrives in the U.S. via Brussels with a three-hour layover in Washington, D.C.            before flying on to Dallas.
September 26: Duncan falls ill goes to emergency room, is sent home with antibiotic.
September 28: Duncan returns to hospital by ambulance, is admitted and isolated.
October 8: Duncan dies at Dallas hospital.

How many people were actually exposed by Duncan?

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Let's pray the CDC is right about the minimal chances of infection. But frankly, I'm not confident they are telling us the truth and since they are doing nothing to limit travel from infected countries and are even sending our military to the area, the likelihood of importing and spreading the disease doesn't seem minimal at all.


Elisa said...

Not to take away attention on ebola, I saw posters about MERS and the bird flu while traveling through Dulles Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris) in late August and early September.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Add the retrovirus attacking young children. We seem to be experiencing the plagues of Egypt.