Ebola

Doctors Without Borders: Self-Quarantine For Ebola Not Necessary When Symptoms Aren't Presenting

NYC doctor with Ebola was with the organization, went bowling in Brooklyn

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Doctors Without Borders insisted Friday, after one of its doctors who worked in Guinea came down with Ebola in New York City, that self-quarantines are not necessary when there are no symptoms of the disease.

Craig Spencer arrived back in New York about a week ago, reported a fever on Thursday and is now being treated at a New York hospital. Some countries have banned travelers from the three main Ebola countries — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — and the U.S. started health screening of travelers arriving from there.

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  1. “Doctors Without Borders insisted Friday, after one of its doctors who worked in Guinea came down with Ebola in New York City, that self-quarantines are not necessary when there are no symptoms of the disease.”

    I think this claim has just been overtaken by events.

  2. It’s almost like they want to spread this awful disease. Maybe “self-quarantines” aren’t realistic and the CDC should impose forced quarantines on health care workers who come in direct contact with ebola patients.

  3. There is far too much certainty in a lot of the CDC and other organizations announcements. Or at least, I speculate that they shouldn’t act as certain as they have been.

    “But Charles N. Haas, an environmental engineer who models human risk of illness at Drexel University, isn’t sure 21 days is enough. He published a paper last week in the journal PLOS Currents reporting that as many as one in eight people who get Ebola don’t get sick until after 21 days. In the current outbreak, the number is one in 20, according to a report published by WHO researchers last week.”

    So, 5% of infected Ebola patients show symptoms after the 21 day period.
    http://fivethirtyeight.com/fea…..uarantine/

  4. Sounds like the DWB spokesman’s ready for a management job in the CDC!

  5. Meh, I’d rather believe the armchair medical experts commenting on The Blaze.

  6. my co-worker’s mother makes $71 /hr on the laptop . She has been unemployed for 9 months but last month her payment was $17334 just working on the laptop for a few hours. published here

    http://shorx.com/onlineatm

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