On The O’Reilly Factor, last night, Bill O’Reilly called on CDC Director Tom Frieden to resign for perpetuating a “dumb and dangerous ruse” on the likelihood that Ebola could spread in the United States.
I fully agree with O’Reilly’s that CDC Director Tom Frieden is a propagandist who is spinning the situation and not being forthcoming. But savvy pundits should know that Friedman is only doing the White House’s bidding on Ebola. A new CDC Director would only be another fellow traveler who would be willing to tow the same line of BS.
More via Drudge:
Tells Driver, ‘Don’t Mess With Me, I Have Ebola’…
I’ve had this tab open for two weeks – so I must think it’s important:
Valley Central.com: Immigrants from Ebola outbreak nations caught along the border:
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level three warning for US citizens to avoid traveling to West African countries experiencing an outbreak of Ebola.
Immigrants from West African countries have entered the US illegally, according to Chris Cabrera with the National Border Patrol Council.
“Not too long ago we did catch some people, I believe, from Liberia,” he said.
During the 2013 fiscal year, national statistics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website show Border Patrol agents apprehended 112 immigrants from Guinea, 231 from Liberia and 145 immigrants from Sierra Leone, which are the three countries currently experiencing the most cases of Ebola.
“Our main concern like it’s always been is the health and safety of our agents,” Cabrera said.
He worries agents are not properly protected in the event they come across an immigrant with the Ebola virus.
“Our agents are trained, however, they are not medical professionals,” he said.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man in his 40s, who complained of a high fever and other serious Ebola-like symptoms, contacted and then entered The University of Kansas Hospital around 6 a.m. on Monday. The hospital says the patient recently worked as a medical officer on a commercial ship off the west coast of Africa and has a low-to-moderate risk of Ebola.
The patient is being kept in strict isolation and tests are being done to determine a diagnosis. Dr. Lee Norman, chief medical officer of the hospital, says there are many other diseases that fit the patient’s symptoms, but the hospital is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control to determine whether the patient has Ebola or not. Doctors expect blood samples to be returned by 5 or 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
The patient, a Kansas City, Kan., resident had been on the medical ship as recently as four-to-five days ago according to Dr. Norman.
Via KCTV 5:
Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital are expecting results of blood tests Tuesday that could determine if a patient who recently worked on a ship near Africa has contracted the Ebola virus.
KANSAS CITY (AP) — University of Kansas Hospital officials say preliminary tests show a patient who arrived Monday with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the deadly disease.
Chief medical officer Dr. Lee Norman said Tuesday the man is believed instead to have another tropical disease common in central and western Africa, although doctors haven’t determined which one.