Today, a new case of Ebola was reported out of Dallas, Texas, located in the United States of America. The new Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson, joins the second Ebola patient Nina Pham, they both contracted the Ebola virus from Liberian-national Thomas Eric Duncan. Duncan had came to the U.S. on a Visa, and had plans to marry, but unfortunately he had unknowingly contracted Ebola while in Liberia by being in close contact with an Ebola sufferer, and failed to report that before his flight to the U.S. Duncan died October 8, 2014. There have been claims of unfair treatment of the hospital by his family, public, and the media. Also, the CDC has reported that there was a breach in protocol which led to Nina Pham to become infected with Ebola, this same lax likely led to Amber Vinson being infected as well. Today, the nurses union released a statement about the level of care regarding Ebola, you can listen to it here.
Amber Vinson makes the third confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S.. This new case brings the U.S. Ebola statistics to 3 cases, 3 confirmed cases, and 1 death. There is also a flight alert, because Amber Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas on October 13, 2014 on flight ‘Frontier 1143’, it was reported that there were 132 passengers onboard that the CDC would like to contact, they ask that those passengers please call the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO. If you cannot contact the CDC, then contact your local non-emergency police number, and ask them to contact the CDC for you. CDC said today that Amber Vinson should not have flown since she had been treating a Ebola patient.
If you came in contact with a possible Ebola sufferer, and you show any of these symptoms which are vomiting, weakness, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, muscle pain, fever, unexplained bleeding, contact your local hospital, and have them send an ambulance to pick you up, or you can be driven there, make sure you or your relative, or friends, tell ambulance crews to come in hazmat gear, fully covered, with no exposed skin. Whoever takes care of you while you are at home before going to the hospital, will need to also go into quarantine isolation for 21 days, and monitor themselves for symptoms, and clean their dwelling with bleach.
Latest Texas health worker infected with Ebola is Amber Vinson, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, family says.
— Reuters Health (@Reuters_Health) October 15, 2014
2nd health worker exhibited no #Ebola signs/symptoms on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 on 10/13, but passengers should contact 1-800-CDC-INFO
— CDC (@CDCgov) October 15, 2014
Some Cautionary Measures: In West Africa, and worldwide, if at risk, people have been cleaning surfaces with bleach and chlorine, which is reported to kill the Ebola virus on surfaces. Anything such as blankets, towels, carpets, sofas, chairs, etc. with bodily fluids like vomit, blood, semen, spit, or diarrhea from an Ebola sufferer will have to be removed by a hazmat team, they will also clean all surfaces. Washing your hands is also very important. Avoid contact with possible Ebola sufferers.
If you have been or discover that you have been around a Ebola sufferer, contact CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO, and your local hospital to notify, avoid air travel, ferry, subways, car and bike travel, all travel, and avoid populated places, stay indoors, avoid work, stay quarantined which means you are not allowed to leave your residence during that time, which last 21 days. If you need food aide during that time, call the CDC, and your local agencies who may be able to help.