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Monday, October 6, 2014

Information, Please!

Where was that Spanish nurse who just tested positive for Ebola vacationing? Can anybody here ferret out that information? Thank you.

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  1. Hope this is not off topic. But no one really knows how this virus travels. It wouldn't hurt to buy a case of 3M N95 Respirators.Preferably the white ones as opposed to the Blue ones. A lot of peace of mind, and a good barter.

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    1. Bunkerville,
      Thank you for that information -- definitely not off topic.

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  2. A couple of news reports indicate they are in the process of contacting the potetially exposed individuals.
    No mention of foreign countries so I assume it was Spain.

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    1. Duck,
      She is from Galicia and works in Madrid.

      I'm guessing that she traveled from Madrid to Galicia by airplane or, possibly, by train. Not likely that she drove.

      A single woman with no children -- indicating that exposure might be somewhat limited. On the other hand, she may well have exposed many, and some of the parameters of that exposure does depend on where the nurse was vacationing.

      What it she vacationed in your town? Might you be concerned a bit? I would be if she vacationed here in the D.C. area -- although, in truth, I don't get out much: work, church, grocery store, pharmacy, car shows, veterans' councils, etc.

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    2. Well, AOW, what I would not do is panic.

      I would not join the chorus that somehow thinks that we can merely seal ourselves off from a potential pandemic in Africa.

      I believe the concern should be for health workers and establishing clear guidelines for their safety. They are quantums more at risk than any of us.
      We know that this disease is very difficult to transmit.

      It's not yet time to burn a few witches.

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    3. Duck,
      I'm not panicking.

      Now, about the nurse's dog: Spanish health officials obtain order to kill Ebola nurse's dog.

      Seems to me that panic has arrived to Spain.

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  3. She was helping to nurse one of the Spanish Missionary Priests, re-patriated from Africa, suffering from Ebola. Both Priests subsequently died. There are now doubts about the safety of the "hazmat suits" used in the "Carlos the Third Hospital" in Madrid where she worked and the Priests died.

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    1. Were these suits at Carlos III Hospital the typical hazmat suits?

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  4. Hi AOW, no info where she vacationed : http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2014/10/ebola-in-spain-still-more-on-the-nurse.html

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    1. wow Google has new 'glitch' it seems 'Write with spaces'

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    2. Will,
      Thank you for the link.

      It seems that the information is being deliberately withheld from the public.

      These portions might indicate that the genie out of the bottle: had been leading “a normal life” while on vacation and She has been kept in isolation in a hospital in Alcorcón, on the outskirts of Madrid, but not in a unit specialized to treat infections like Ebola. She was transferred to the Carlos III hospital late Monday.

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  5. From Bloomberg:

    ...Madrid health officials will have have a full list ready today of the people that the nurse had contact with, Simon told Ser, adding that it could include 20 or 30 health workers....

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  6. If this is true, could be big, big trouble: "Husband of Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola among four hospitalised in Madrid with suspected infection as it emerges she complained of symptoms a week ago."

    Read the above link.

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    1. From the link:

      'The protective suits that Ebola workers wear provide excellent protection, but there is a danger when it is time to take the suit off. It is also possible that a tiny amount of Ebola-containing liquid splashed on the protective garments, and then was transferred to her skin while removing the protective clothing.'

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    2. More from the link:

      Professor Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern University in Boston, who led the research, said: 'This is not a deterministic list, it's about probabilities – but those probabilities are growing for everyone.

      'It's just a matter of who gets lucky and who gets unlucky.

      'Air traffic is the driver.'...

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  7. Well, AOW:

    There goes my planned trip to visit with you in a couple of months....

    Tammy

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  8. She was alone when she removed the protection suit. There should have been some-one helping her. She admits she touched her face with the contanimated glove,

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    1. Madeleine 7,
      It's much worse than that! See this, today's blog post here at Always On Watch.

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