>Dude goes into hospital with Ebola symptoms
>Check him out, ask him if he’s traveling lately
>”Oh I just got back from Liberia”
>Send him home with antibiotics
>Has two days to roam downtown Dallas while showing Ebola symptoms
>Implying that he’s not in fucking isolation, something that is being done better here than most people have struggle with doing in most African countries affected by the virus.
He flew back into the country on the 20th, started developing symptoms on the 24th, was first seen on the 26th, and wasn’t quarantined until the fucking 28th.
How many fucking people do you think he came into contact with after he started showing symptoms? How many people did they come into contact with?
But please, tell me more about how secure he is now.
"Ebola does not spread during the eight to 10-day average incubation period, which can last as short as two days or as long as 21 days. All air travelers leaving West Africa are screened for fevers both before and after the flight.
“We [health professionals] all had been planning to look at what our next steps are if there is a confirmed case,” Dallas County Health and Human Services director Zachary Thompson said to KTVT Monday night. “Again, we have to do the public health follow up to see what contacts, where this individual has gone since they arrived here in Dallas. There are a number of things that have to be looked at.”
Thompson reminded North Texans who may have come into contact with the patient that the disease, while contagious, is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids. “The key point is, if there’s been no transmission, blood, secretion, any type of bodily fluids by the infected person to someone else, then that [infection] risk is low to none.””
Just reading the first few paragraphs of a news article isn’t enough to cause a panic.
Enough with the “keep calm and wash your hands” rhetoric.