Monday, August 4, 2014



3 African Leaders Cancel Trip to U.S. 

Over Ebola Outbreak; Obama Still Plans Summit:

"U.S. health officials issued a travel warning Thursday for three West African nations as the death toll soared from an Ebola outbreak, while Obama administration officials downplayed the possibility that travelers could bring the virus to a U.S.-Africa summit President Obama will attend in Washingtonnext week.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an advisory against “non-essential” travel to LiberiaGuinea and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has claimed the lives of at least 729 people and infected more than 1,300. The last time the federal agency issued such a travel warning was in 2003, during the SARS outbreak in Asia."
Obama Brings Ebola Into America Risking Millions; 
CDC Claims Samaritan's Purse Wanted 
Two Americans Brought Back to U.S.
Dr. Kent Brantly Walks Into Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Dr. Brantly was serving as medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia when he tested positive for Ebola.
Published on Aug 3, 2014

The first known Ebola patient on U.S. soil, Dr. Kent Brantly, was flown into Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, today after contracting the disease in Liberia during the latest outbreak in West Africa which has claimed the lives of over 700.
Missionaries With Ebola to Be Treated in the US:
Ebola Infected Aid Workers to Be Treated 
in Emory Isolation Room:
Plane enroute to get second Ebola patient:
Dr. Benjamin Carson - 
Mistake to Bring Ebola Patients to America:

Published on Aug 4, 2014
8-4-14 - ( - Monday on Newsmax TV's "America Forum," Dr. Ben Carson said we should not have brought the Ebola infected missionaries back to the United States. Carson criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointed out we could send a hospital equipped plane or set up a properly equipped hospital on location in Africa.
The former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, explained a simple medical mistake could cause the disease to spread within the borders of the United States because the bodily fluids of an infected patients remain infected for many days.
When questioned whether the fear in the Untied States is a valid, Carson answered, "It is very real. It is a highly contagious disease and all it requires is some infractions in procedures and all of a sudden you have got more spread and that's what I'm afraid of."

Judge Jeanine Asks The Tough Questions About Ebola!:

NEW VIDEO: Emory Hospital in Atlanta Prepares for Another Ebola Patient:


Second American Ebola Patient Arrives At Hospital:

U.S. Democrat Congressman Demands Travel Ban 

From Ebola Infected Countries;

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In a letter to Department of State Secretary John Kerry and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-09) urged immediate action in response to the deadly Ebola epidemic currently spreading through West Africa.
Grayson, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is requesting an immediate, 90-day moratorium on travelers coming to the United States from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. He requested that such restrictions remain in place until 90 days have elapsed without a new reported Ebola case, and for the ban to be extended to “any other nation that reports originating a case of Ebola…”
The current Ebola epidemic is the worst in recorded history. Last week, the World Health Organization reported more than 1,200 suspected cases of Ebola, with 672 Ebola-linked deaths in West Africa.
Grayson also noted that an American citizen traveling to Lagos, Nigeria developed symptoms of Ebola while traveling to the country, and was admitted to a hospital in Nigeria where he passed away five days later. Grayson called this report “particularly troubling.” The Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos is the third busiest airport in Africa, and offers direct flights to the United States. “I urge you to consider the enhanced danger Ebola now presents to the American public,” Grayson wrote.
 Congressman Alan Grayson represents Florida’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Osceola County, as well as parts of Orange and Polk counties. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 8th Congressional District in the 111th Congress.

 VIDEO Published on Aug 3, 2014
U.S. Democrat Congressman Demands Travel Ban From Ebola Infected Countries.
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Florida is demanding the Obama administration and the Department of Homeland Security immediately instate a travel ban to all countries with reported cases of Ebola The Congressman sent his request to Secretary John Kerry and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Our government is so hopelessly incompetent that they’re actually continuing plans to hold a massive a U.S. Africa summit this week in Washington D.C. Ebola Virus Patient Flown From Africa Put In Atlanta Hospital Emory Ebola Virus In U.S. Ebola Virus Travel.

FOX NY: Possible Ebola case in New York City 

at Mount Sinai Hospital:

Samaritan's Purse physician is recovering in an 
isolation unit at Emory University Hospital; 
SIM missionary is also being transported to the U.S.:
SEE:; republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
Dr. Kent Brantly’s condition is improving as he remains in the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. His wife, Amber, has been able to see him and said he was in good spirits. “He thanked everyone for their prayers and asked for continued prayer for Nancy Writebol’s safe return and full recovery,” she said.
Dr. Brantly, who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia, is being treated at a special unit set up in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases. He was flown to the U.S. in a medical evacuation plane equipped with a special containment unit and arrived at Dobbins Air Force Base in Atlanta Saturday at 11:20 a.m. ET. Dr. Brantly was then transported to Emory University Hospital.
“It’s encouraging that he seems to be improving,” Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, told news outlets on Sunday. “That is really important, and we are hoping he will continue to improve.”
American Nancy Writebol, a missionary with SIM who also contracted Ebola in Liberia, is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday.
“We thank God that they are alive and now have access to the best care in the world,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “We are extremely thankful for the help we have received from the State Department, the CDC, the National Institute of Health, WHO and, of course, Emory Hospital.
“Please keep praying and thank God for all He is doing.”
The safety of our staff is a top priority, and Samaritan’s Purse is currently working to evacuate all but the most essential personnel to their home countries.
The exact timeline and destinations are being kept confidential to respect their privacy. Samaritan’s Purse is taking precautions that exceed the standards recommended by the CDC.
None of the evacuating staff are ill, and the World Health Organization and CDC continue to reiterate that people are not contagious unless they begin showing symptoms. Following their evacuation, Samaritan’s Purse will work with staff to monitor their health.
Both Dr. Brantly and Writebol received a dose of an experimental serum while still in Liberia. Dr. Brantly also received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who had survived Ebola under his care.
“The young boy and his family wanted to be able to help the doctor that saved his life,” Graham said.
Dr. Brantly, a family practice physician, was serving in Liberia through our post-residency program before joining the medical team responding to the Ebola crisis. His wife and two children had been living with him in Liberia but flew home to the U.S. before he started showing any signs of illness.
Writebol works with SIM, which manages ELWA Hospital. SIM and Samaritan’s Purse have been working closely to combat Ebola since the current outbreak began in Liberia in March. She had been working as a hygienist who decontaminated those entering and leaving the isolation ward of the Case Management Center at the hospital. She is married with two children.
“Their heroic and sacrificial service—along with the entire team there—is a shining example of Christ’s love in this crisis situation,” Graham said.
The two cases underscore the seriousness of the horrific outbreak that is spreading throughout Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea and infecting hundreds of people at an unprecedented rate. The deadly disease, which causes massive internal bleeding and has a mortality rate of 60 to 90 percent in most situations, has claimed more than 725 lives.
In the span of 32 years (1976-2008), the Ebola virus infected 2,232 people in remote village areas and killed 1,503. Just since early this year, the mortality rate has already claimed nearly a third of those fatalities as it has infiltrated three capital cities with populations in the millions.
Dr. Brantly completed his residency in family medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, before joining the post-residency program.
“There’s an incredible level of braveness in Kent,” Robert Earley, president and CEO of JPS Health Network, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You don’t meet people like this every day.”


Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel

Overview of Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola virus disease (also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often-fatal disease caused by infection with a species of Ebola virus. Although the disease is rare, it can spread from person to person, especially among health care staff and other people who have close contact* with an infected person. Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids (such as saliva or urine) of an infected person or animal or through contact with objects that have been contaminated with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.
The likelihood of contracting Ebola is extremely low unless a person has direct contact with the body fluids of a person or animal that is infected and showing symptoms. A fever in a person who has traveled to or lived in an area where Ebola is present is likely to be caused by a more common infectious disease, but the person would need to be evaluated by a health care provider to be sure.
The incubation period, from exposure to when signs or symptoms appear, for Ebola ranges from 2 to 21 days (most commonly 8-10 days). Early symptoms include sudden fever, chills, and muscle aches. Around the fifth day, a skin rash can occur. Nausea, vomiting, chest pain, sore throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may follow. Symptoms become increasingly severe and may include jaundice (yellow skin), severe weight loss, mental confusion, bleeding inside and outside the body, shock, and multi-organ failure.
The prevention of Ebola virus infection includes measures to avoid contact with blood and body fluids of infected individuals and with objects contaminated with these fluids (e.g., syringes).

Stopping ill travelers from boarding aircraft

People who have been exposed to Ebola virus disease should not travel on commercial airplanes until there is a period of monitoring for symptoms of illness lasting 21 days after exposure. Sick travelers should delay travel until cleared to travel by a doctor or public health authority.
Airlines should consider using their own authority (for US airlines, Federal Register[PDF - 74 pages], Department of Transportation 14 CFR Part 382) to deny boarding of sick travelers if Ebola is suspected.

Management of ill people on aircraft if Ebola virus is suspected

Crew members on a flight with a passenger or other crew member who is ill with a fever, jaundice, or bleeding and who is traveling from or has recently been in a risk area should follow these precautions:
  • Keep the sick person separated from others as much as possible.
  • Provide the sick person with a surgical mask (if the sick person can tolerate wearing one) to reduce the number of droplets expelled into the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing.
  • Give tissues to a sick person who cannot tolerate a mask. Provide a plastic bag for disposing of used tissues.
  • Wear impermeable disposable gloves for direct contact with blood or other body fluids.
Universal Precaution Kits: Airplanes traveling to countries affected with Ebola should carry Universal Precaution Kits, as recommended by theInternational Civil Aviation Organization[PDF - 30 pages] (ICAO), for managing ill onboard passengers.
Visit CDC's Infection Control Guidelines for Cabin Crew Members on Commercial Aircraft for more information on practical measures cabin crew members can take to protect themselves, passengers and other crew members.

Reporting Ill Travelers

The captain of an aircraft bound for the United States is required by law to report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before arrival any deaths onboard or ill travelers who meet specified criteria. This is consistent with mandatory reporting requirements of ICAO (ICAO document 4444 and Annex 9, Ch. 8, of the Chicago Convention).
CDC staff can be consulted to assist in evaluating an ill traveler, provide recommendations, and answer questions about reporting requirements; however, reporting to CDC does not replace usual company procedures for in-flight medical consultation or obtaining medical assistance.

General Infection Control Precautions

Personnel should always follow basic infection control precautions to protect against any type of infectious disease.

What to do if you think you have been exposed

Any person who thinks he or she has been exposed to Ebola virus either through travel, assisting an ill traveler, handling a contaminated object, or cleaning a contaminated aircraft should take the following precautions:
  • Notify your employer immediately.
  • Monitor your health for 21 days. Watch for fever (temperature of 101°F/38.3°C or higher), chills, muscle aches, severe diarrhea, vomiting, rash, and other symptoms consistent with Ebola.

When to see a health care provider

  • If you develop sudden fever, chills, muscle aches, severe diarrhea, vomiting, rash, or other symptoms consistent with Ebola, you should seek immediate medical attention.
    • Before visiting a health care provider, alert the clinic or emergency room in advance about your possible exposure to Ebola virus so that arrangements can be made to prevent spreading it to others.
    • When traveling to a health care provider, limit contact with other people. Avoid all other travel.
  • If you are located abroad, contact your employer for help with locating a health care provider. The U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you are located can also provide names and addresses of local physicians.

Guidance for Airline Cleaning Personnel

Ebola virus is transmitted by close contact* with a person who has symptoms of Ebola. Treat any body fluid as though it is infectious. Blood or body fluids on interior surfaces can spread Ebola if they get into your eyes, nose, or mouth. Therefore, hand hygiene is the most important infection control measure. Wear disposable impermeable gloves when cleaning visibly contaminated surfaces.
For any ill traveler on board an aircraft, even if Ebola is not considered, the the airline's ground and cleaning crews should be notified so that preparations can be made to clean the aircraft after passengers have disembarked. When cleaning aircraft after a flight with a patient who may have had Ebola, personnel should follow these precautions:
  • Wear impermeable disposable gloves while cleaning the passenger cabin and lavatories.
  • Wipe down lavatory surfaces and frequently touched surfaces in the passenger cabin, such as armrests, seat backs, tray tables, light and air controls, and adjacent walls and windows with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered cleaner/disinfectant that has been tested and approved for use by the airplane manufacturers.
  • Special cleaning of upholstery, carpets, or storage compartments is not indicated unless they are obviously soiled with blood or body fluids.
  • Special vacuuming equipment or procedures are not necessary.
  • Do not use compressed air, which might spread infectious material through the air.
  • If a seat cover or carpet is obviously soiled with blood or body fluids, it should be removed and discarded by the methods used for biohazardous material.
  • Throw used gloves away according to the company's recommended infection control precautions when cleaning is done or if they become soiled or damaged during cleaning.
  • Clean hands with soap and water (or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap is not available) immediately after gloves are removed.

Guidance for Air Cargo Personnel

Packages should not pose a risk. Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids (such as urine or saliva) from an infected person.
  • Packages visibly soiled with blood or body fluids should not be handled.
  • Cargo handlers should wash their hands often to prevent other infectious diseases.
* Close contact is defined as having cared for or lived with a person with Ebola or having a high likelihood of direct contact with blood or body fluids of an Ebola patient. Close contact does not include walking by a person or briefly sitting across a room from a person.

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