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Old 22-10-2014, 09:15   #256
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Re: Spain and Ebola: Discuss

While not being adequately prepared the first time is disappointing, the steps taken to be better prepared next time are very important. So, some follow up on Dallas. A little background. The largest municipally owned hospital in the area, Parkland, had previously been cited for poor handling of infectious diseases. Safety monitors were put in place and new procedures. It is run by UTSW (University of Texas Southwestern Medical School).

The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response was established and quickly formed a game plan for future Ebola and other infectious diseases. A facility similar to the one in Nebraska and the one at Emory University is being set up in Richardson, TX and a secondary one in Galveston. All potential cases will be routed to these facilities. The one in Richardson will be staffed by UTSW doctors with bioscience and biocontainment expertise. They will have their own lab, have ten dedicated rooms plus changing facilities and the nursing staff would come from those trained at Parkland in infectious disease management.

Whether this will work better is to be seen and the best hope is that we don't have to find out. But it would seem that steps were taken quickly to address the shortcomings of the initial Ebola cases in Dallas and throughout the state.

That to me sounds like progress, whether the next disease they encounter is Ebola or something else. I hope my home state of Florida is as prepared, but if typical we don't learn from others and wait until it hits closer to home.

The CDC certainly learned too.

We all react differently emotionally to things like this. Personally, I feel a bit safer in regards to Ebola in the US than I did a few weeks ago. Nigeria has been successful. Now the hope is we can address the countries still overwhelmed by it.

Meanwhile testing on vaccines has started.
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False sense of security.

This ain't over by a long shot.

Watch what happens.
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The Health Sciences Center here in Winnipeg has learned from both the previous SARs outbreak a few years ago and the Dallas incidents. So has Health Canada. Our Level 4 Lab had an open house this past weekend and it was well attended. Also there was a video demonstration of the isolation and decontamination rooms at the HSC. Very impressive. Getting in and out of the gear is a PITA though. But necessary to say the least. I watched a heartbreaking video of an ambulance attendant in Liberia the other day.
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Hand claps and back pats all around! Now that we licked this Ebola business let's retire to the drawing room for cigars and brandy!

Seriously?
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False sense of security.

This ain't over by a long shot.

Watch what happens.
True, and it ain't airborne either.
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Watch what happens.
No, I never claimed it was over. I think it remains a major worldwide issue and I do believe there will be more outbreaks in the US. But I do think some progress has been made. At least there was objective review of what was done and all the mistakes made and they have been addressed in some way.

Someone mentioned SARS in Toronto and that was certainly the most extensive infectious disease hit in North America in decades.

There will not only be Ebola but other diseases we will have to address. As to the countries still overwhelmed by it, I think they are a long way from seeing real progress.
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Our Level 4 Lab had an open house this past weekend and it was well attended.
Seriously? Did they serve pizza, have a standup so your could express your inner feelings, with a follow up group hug after? (no touchies eeew!)

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love love Aubrey Beardsley!
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love love Aubrey Beardsley!

Oh, that sneaky Vincent Price.

But NAY, time for a thread drift and a movie:

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Well, it's not like we didn't know it was just a matter of time. At least he took a car service to go bowling in Williamsburg last night instead of the subway. Let's just hope it's not confirmed.

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We have all been waiting for the answer what can we use. Well here is the answer.
Just in the newspaper today the nano silver sent to Sierra Leone is working.
here are some links to check it out

http://drrimatruthreports.com/media-...silver-10-ppm/

Ebola Treatment Is Working According to Official In Sierra Leone, So Why Such Opposition? | Standard Times Press

http://www.inquisitr.com/1545317/ebo...ch-opposition/

http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_d...p?q=1413469152

http://en.starafrica.com/news/sierra...eat-ebola.html
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Ebola confirmed in NYC!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/ny...york-city.html
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Dude, Rima is a quack. Nano-silver is an antimicrobial that has not been shown to have meaningful effects on any virus. To believe so in an epidemic situation is to put human beings at risk for their lives. It's great at disinfecting food preparation surfaces and reducing the odor of stinky socks. That's it.
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