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    Former U.S. Ebola Patient back in Hospital; Dallas Patient Critical

    Former U.S. Ebola patient Dr. Sacra back in hospital - CNN.com

    Thoughts?

    I'd copy and paste some of the article but it's a pain using an Ipad.
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    Interesting. I wonder if he might be immune compromised in any way from the treatment? You know how one gets if they take high doses of antibiotics? Or a side effect of the drugs?

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    No experimental drugs for the Dallas ebola patient from Liberia. The US-made Zmapp is all gone, and the Canadian-made one, can be 'quite difficult for patients to take', whatever that means. Seems to me difficult would be preferable to dead.


    Ebola patient in Dallas struggling to survive, says CDC head
    BY LISA MARIA GARZA AND SHARON BEGLEY
    DALLAS/NEW YORK Sun Oct 5, 2014 5:46pm EDT

    (Reuters) - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday and appeared to be receiving none of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. health official said.

    Thomas Eric Duncan became ill after arriving in the Texas city from Liberia two weeks ago, heightening concerns that the worst Ebola epidemic on record could spread from West Africa, where it began in March. The hemorrhagic fever has killed at least 3,400 people out of the nearly 7,500 probable, suspected and confirmed cases.

    "The man in Dallas, who is fighting for his life, is the only patient to develop Ebola in the United States," Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on CNN's "State of the Union."

    In a media briefing with reporters on Sunday, Frieden said he was scheduled to brief President Barack Obama on Monday.

    Frieden said doses of the experimental medicine ZMapp were "all gone" and that the drug, produced by San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical, is "not going to be available anytime soon."

    Asked about a second experimental drug, made by Canada's Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp, he said it "can be quite difficult for patients to take."

    Frieden said the doctor and the patient's family would decide whether to use the drug, but if "they wanted to, they would have access to it."

    "As far as we understand, experimental medicine is not being used," Frieden said. "It’s really up to his treating physicians, himself, his family what treatment to take."

    more: Ebola patient in Dallas struggling to survive, says CDC head | Reuters

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    People with Ebola in the US need to be humanely put down immediately.
    ~Former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party Todd Kincannon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkslinger View Post
    People with Ebola in the US need to be humanely put down immediately.
    ~Former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party Todd Kincannon
    Oh. My. God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkslinger View Post
    People with Ebola in the US need to be humanely put down immediately.
    ~Former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party Todd Kincannon
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    Oh. My. God.

    That guy is a fucking asshole. And he's ignorant about science. Big surprise. Did you see those other tweets?



    This is completely wrong:


    Todd Kincannon @Todd__Kincannon

    Ebola has a strong transmission vector through health care personnel. No effective way to contain while treating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Former U.S. Ebola patient Dr. Sacra back in hospital - CNN.com

    Thoughts?

    I'd copy and paste some of the article but it's a pain using an Ipad.

    Well it appears that he's back in the hospital for a respiratory infection and out of an abundance of caution, are keeping him in isolation. I think that's a good call considering how badly Dallas officials screwed up with Duncan..

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