Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chicago: 2 sick Liberian passengers who arrived at airport won't be tested for Ebola

O'Hare Airport, Chicago
On the base of the statue of liberty is this passage from a poem, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." There's nothing there about allowing people with potentially fatal diseases into this country.

From Fox 32 Chicago:
Two ill travelers from Liberia who arrived at O'Hare Tuesday underwent medical evaluations at both Lurie Children's Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, according to a statement from the Chicago Ebola Resource Network.

A child passenger originating from Liberia became ill while on his way to O'Hare, reportedly vommitting one time. After landing, the child was screened and found to have no fever, no symptoms – other than vomiting once – and no known risk of exposure.

The child was sent to Lurie's and went through further screening. Following the evaluation, the CDC determined not to test the patient for Ebola at this time. As a precaution, the child will be transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center following stringent infection control protocols. The child's family was put in quarantine as a precaution.
The second passenger, apparently an adult, is suffering from nausea and diahhrea. He was diagnosed with typhoid, a disease that has been rare in America for decades, two months ago.

President Obama refuses to consider an outright travel ban for west Africans wishing to come here.

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