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October 14th, 2014
09:48 PM ET

CDC is getting 800 calls a day about Ebola

Early testing in Kansas shows a patient there likely does not have Ebola. A medic who has been working on a ship off the coast of West-Central Africa arrived at the University of Kansas hospital Monday with possible symptoms.

Concerns about the disease have grown enormously over the past few weeks. In fact, the head of the CDC said recently that they were getting about 50 calls or e-mails a day about Ebola before the first diagnosis in Dallas.

Now it's up to 800 calls or e-mails a day.

Kyung Lah has more OutFront.


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  1. Kathryn

    Has anyone asked if these nurses & doctors have treated other patients in the hospital after treating a patient with Ebola? And what are they doing with all of the medical equipment/devices used to treat a patient with Ebola, ensuring it is not used on other patients or used by other nurses or doctors by mistake? Is there a system in place for these possible scenarios? What about the risks to others when these nurses and doctors who are treating the patients with Ebola go home to their family each day/after there shifts, going about their life, to grocery stores, etc....?

    October 15, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  2. barenberg

    Ebola v. Self Sterilizing Chemistries and Technologies
    The onslaughts of virulent pathogens such as SARS, Anthrax, H5N1 and Ebola have presented a clear and present danger to us. To combat these pathogens a series of efficious decontamination and self sterilizing chemistries and technologies were developed and commercialized. Of particular note was and is the patented Microlite® chemistry which was imbedded in protective garments, films, gloves, masks and disposable bags during this clear and present danger period. What makes the Microlite® unique from other chemistries and technologies, is that when activated the Microlite® nanoparticles generate an oxidant Microatmosphere®, which is ten times more powerful than liquid bleach and as a gas is able to permeate through all types of materials and biofilms to be effective.
    The Microatmosphere® oxidant which is generated from Microlite® is “broad spectrum” and has been shown to kill (106 kill) all pathogens in real time..
    The U.S.Government has once again the opportunity to employ this known and proven technology into wearables that would protect the medical community, first responders and the public at large from Ebola
    The U.S.Government needs to deploy the “real time kill” Microlite® chemistries and technologies as well as any other efficacious self sterilizing technologies to protect all who may be in either direct and/or indirect contact with the Ebola virus.
    S.A.Barenberg, Ph.D.

    October 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  3. DownSideofFame

    In chapter 21, Luke quotes Jesus as saying that in the last days, "there will be famines and pestilences." The Greek word used here and translated "pestilences" refers to both virulent plagues and pests. It fits a variety of outbreaks we've seen across the world in recent years, even months, including the bizarre monkey infestation in New Delhi, India, the AIDS pandemic, and now Ebola. The End times are among us...be ready , get in the good book, and say blessed...amen. 1). God is the holder of Time ( piece ) and his clock all starts with Israel ( Jewish holy Land )... After 2,000 years there Back in Jerusalem ...1967 year...and things have been, unfolding ( prophecies in the Bible ) ever since Now there's a special generation ...that Would see, Global changes ( perplexities ) weather...Money ... United against ( God ) Evil abounds ...knowledge shall increase , travel they shall go to and fro...,Hmmm Earth Quakes & war...and there shall be a falling away from ( good ). Can u see guess what time is it. Yepers...

    October 15, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Reply
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    October 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  5. logan hickman

    All the news on white cop shoots black teen! riot burn down the town yet Dillon Tylor white 20yr old shot and killed and NOTHING NOT A WORD! whos the biggets no riots no fires just portest and get nothing! you should do better.

    October 15, 2014 at 4:36 am | Reply

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