Reuters: Top US health official warns of Ebola quarantine risks
USAToday: Obama aides criticize Ebola quarantine rules
USAToday: Experts: Quarantines may dissuade Ebola volunteers
The Hill: Christie: 'Absolutely no second thoughts' about Ebola quarantine
BrisbaneTimes: Ebola scare: Patient with fever isolated at Brisbane hospital
PhuketWan: Ebola All Clear for Phuket
RawStory: Watch: "Saturday Night Live" ridicules Obama administration's handling of Ebola crisis
The Hill: Issa: Ebola quarantines stem from lack of trust in federal government
MiamiHerald: Gov. Rick Scott orders 21-day monitoring for Ebola
ChicagoTribune: US diplomat travels to Africa to see Ebola outbreak firsthand
Samantha Power, a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, left Washington on Saturday bound for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
BusinessInsider: Here's who's paying to fight Ebola - other than Mark Zuckerber
Fauci: Quarantine can have uninted consequences
IBTimes: Rock Star Turned Orthodox Priest Leads Fight Against Ebola in Sierra Leone
ABC: Local drug possibly used to treat Ebola-infected NYC doctor
American Bar Assoc.: Does Ebola Fight Require Giving Up Civil Liberties
NYPost: Another Doctor who treated Ebola came through JFK
Interesting Risk Timeline Chart for individuals treated in US so far
waste from the Texas Hospital went to UTMB-Galveston, a facility with the following history:
AP: Vial of virus that can cause hemorrhagic fever missing from Texas lab Published March 25, 2013
Lewiston Idaho veterinarian's Letter to the Editor re: Ebola, Nails it!
The present Ebola crisis in the world is frightening. I have submitted the following letter to the editor of the Lewiston Morning Tribune:
Editor, Lewiston Morning Tribune:
If I wish to import a horse into the United States from Liberia or any African country other than Morocco, the horse needs to undergo a 60 day quarantine period at a USDA approved quarantine facility prior to mingling with the general population of horses in this country. Africa has a disease called African Horse Sickness that does not exist in the US; this is the way we have kept it out of this country. African Horse Sickness does not cause disease in people, only horses; our government has determined that it would be devastating to the US horse industry if it were to come here.
The United States (and virtually all other countries) require a myriad of tests and often quarantine prior to bringing in a foreign animal.
I can't legally cross state lines in the United States with a horse or cow without a health certificate signed by a USDA accredited veterinarian stating that the animal has been inspected and found free of infectious disease. In most cases blood tests are also required. In fact I can't legally cross the Snake River and ride my horse in Idaho without a health certificate and a negative blood test for Equine Infectious Anemia.
I'm not complaining; the United States of America, the States of Idaho and Washington as well as the other 48 states take the health of our livestock very seriously, and we have a very good record at keeping foreign animal diseases out of our country. I am happy to do my part to maintain biosecurity in our animal population.
If I am a resident of Liberia incubating Ebola, to enter the United States all I need to do is present a valid visa, and lie when asked if I have been exposed to Ebola. Within hours (no quarantine required) I can be walking the streets of any city in the United States.
I feel very fortunate to live in a country that values our animals so highly.
David A. Rustebakke, DVM
Buffalo: Local Doctor Self-Monitoring For Ebola Virus Following West Africa Trip
Re: Breaking: Possible Ebola Case In Memphis
Ok guys more info...
The pt was transported by Memphis Fire (ambulance) to Meth South. Nobody knew or suspected ebola at this point but obviously we know now he was infected. SO...the paramedics and the hospital staff unknowingly were exposed.
While at Meth South pt had the family informed hospital that pt was in contact with someone with ebola. Everything changes at this point.
Pt transported to Meth University (Central) still with only suspected ebola. Still trying to confirm who transported him.
Pt at Meth University in the old ER which is designated specifically for ebola pt.
Patient came back from Africa 11 days ago. Had a fever when coming to hospital.
So everybody involved with the initial care and transport of the pt (Memphis Fire, Meth South ED, Family) are all potential new cases. via blog chatter