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14 who had contact with first Ebola patient clear Dallas County watch period

 
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14 who had contact with first Ebola patient clear Dallas County watch period
I have questions about this article but will leave them for later.



After days of escalating fears about the spread of Ebola, Americans could only watch and wait through the weekend as potential victims endured the monitoring period for signs of infection.

There have been no new infections since the third patient was diagnosed Wednesday. And in North Texas, 14 people who came in contact with the nation’s first Ebola patient cleared the three-week observation period necessary to ensure they are not ill, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said “this is a critical weekend” because the 48 people who came in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan before he was hospitalized could be declared clear of the disease.

“If we don’t see new patients this weekend, then we will see the remainder of those 48 we were tasked with following come off the list,” Jenkins said.

Among those on the brink of safety are Duncan’s fiancee and three of her relatives. They will remain under quarantine until midnight Sunday.

Jenkins said the county is still bracing for the possibility of more people getting sick, with plans for about 50 medical specialists from Parkland Memorial Hospital to respond if there’s another case.

But with the hope that the risk is passing, Dallas officials were looking ahead.


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Re: 14 who had contact with first Ebola patient clear Dallas County watch period
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Re: 14 who had contact with first Ebola patient clear Dallas County watch period
There is no absolute time period.
There's always a range depending on individual factors.
Incubation are often dose dependent and can be affected by medication and individual immune function.

This is typical lawyer bullshit pretending there are hard and fast time limits and specific fine details that make a difference and the fact is that disease processes have a range of symptoms and a range of time frames.

There is no reason why all manner of biting, crawling and flying bugs and other animals cant transmit the disease either just so you know.





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