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Over 700 deaths and counting in Africa. Could a widespread Ebola outbreak occur in the United States?

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rpmwwe

Aug-03-14 1:10 AM

Is Obamacare going to cover all this?

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WatchDog

Aug-02-14 9:40 AM

Here is what slays me about the CDC. They start out with a defense that it's not going to happen, won't be an outbreak, they play the this, this game of big defense. But their last line always includes the symptoms to watch for:

Early symptoms mimic a flu, and diarrhea, rashes and decreased kidney function follow.

Can you now imagine as word leaks out in the public close to where these two patients end up? Those hospitals in those locations, the emergency rooms will be jammed packed with people scared to death if they have those symptoms. It will be like a wild fire.

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Numnudz

Aug-02-14 5:31 AM

Ah, the hallucinating disagree people. I guess you don't read the news about people being called racist or Islamophobes for criticizing Islam or Sharia law.

But that's why you're Dumbocrats.

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Numnudz

Aug-01-14 3:08 PM

"and he has been blunt about how Islam is "a greater threat than anyone's willing to speak." "

Can't argue with that, although I'd change 'willing' to 'brave enough'.

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questioner

Aug-01-14 2:50 PM

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said.

She told a summit of regional leaders that failure to contain Ebola could be "catastrophic" in terms of lives lost.

But she said the virus, which has claimed 729 lives in four West African countries since February, could be stopped if well managed.

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questioner

Aug-01-14 2:22 PM

A widespread Ebola outbreak here is "not in the cards," the CDC director recently told reporters.

That's partially because the United States has excellent infection control procedures and facilities. Among those facilities is a network of quarantine stations, where the CDC can legally detain anyone who may have been exposed to cholera, diptheria, infectious tuberculosis, plague, smallpox, yellow fever, SARS, new strains of flu, or — relevantly — viral hemmorhagic fevers like Ebola.

In the 1970s, according to the CDC, the number of quarantine stations was reduced " from 55 to 8 because infectious diseases were thought to be a thing of the past."

But within the past decade, fears of bioterrorism after September 11 and the 2003 SARS epidemic prompted the U.S. to more than double the number of quarantine stations. There are now 20 scattered across the U.S., primarily at " ports of entry and land-border crossings where international travelers arrive."

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questioner

Aug-01-14 1:57 PM

But I'll agree Franklin hasn't expressed his opinion about homosexuality very tactfully, and he has been blunt about how Islam is "a greater threat than anyone's willing to speak."

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questioner

Aug-01-14 1:55 PM

From someone Not sold on Franklin personally, but comments about his work:

Samaritan's Purse has an admirable record of providing humanitarian assistance in impoverished and war-torn countries around the world. Its relief workers often operate in dangerous situations where their own lives are at risk.

Samaritan's Purse relies not on government funding but on Christian charity and volunteers to carry out its work

It has been recognized as one of the most efficiently run religious charities because it spends only a fraction of the money it raises on administrative costs.

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rpmwwe

Aug-01-14 1:15 PM

"...PRAY that they know what the heck they are doing..."

There are many that have absolute full faith. As a matter of fact, too many. We get mobs of people pulled together that will protest anything, but where are they now? This is already yesterday's news for most people.

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WatchDog

Aug-01-14 12:41 PM

"I think Franklin and his org is the ones pushing this bull ****!"

Beaumont, clear this up for me. What exactly are you talking about when you say pushing this? Meaning what?

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Beaumont

Aug-01-14 11:47 AM

Just like Rev. Jackson riding the money train.

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Beaumont

Aug-01-14 11:46 AM

"Whaaat?? Don't feel you have to morph into some combo of you and D3 now that he's gone."

Since I think Franklin is a phony does that make a 3D.

His Dad is a much greater man and he will ever be.

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WatchDog

Aug-01-14 11:01 AM

For whatever reason our illustrious Gov has permitted these two to come into America, PRAY that they know what the heck they are doing. Because this one has NO room for error with this.

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WatchDog

Aug-01-14 10:59 AM

Which leads me to believe. That Doctor may be giving his body to science. Don't know if that is true but it would fit why one location has been undisclosed.

There is no cure for Ebola, which attacks the body's cells and causes internal bleeding. Early symptoms mimic a flu, and diarrhea, rashes and decreased kidney function follow.

The survival rate of Ebola is low: up to 90 percent of patients die.

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WatchDog

Aug-01-14 10:56 AM

"I think Franklin and his org is the ones pushing this bull ****!"

Depending on what bull **** you are referring to, it is safe to say it isn't him but the blame does land on a handful of Doctors pushing this if there is an outbreak. Because one of the two Ebola patients, one is a Doctor that was treating Ebola patients in Ebola and he is dying. Which of the two or both may end up in Atlanta and the other undisclosed location.

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questioner

Aug-01-14 10:40 AM

Whaaat?? Don't feel you have to morph into some combo of you and D3 now that he's gone.

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Beaumont

Aug-01-14 8:19 AM

"I don't wish this disease on anyone but it would be interesting to see how the government would explain an outbreak in Atlanta after the patient gets there."

Hell Franklin Graham would pray it away.

I think Franklin and his org is the ones pushing this bull ****!

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rpmwwe

Aug-01-14 2:44 AM

I don't wish this disease on anyone but it would be interesting to see how the government would explain an outbreak in Atlanta after the patient gets there.

Not that it matters, the majority of people would immediately go right back into their facebook, fantasy football, and dancing with celebrities crap without batting an eye.

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Beaumont

Aug-01-14 12:29 AM

Now they want to bring a Ebola patient to the US.

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