Texas hospital puts possible Ebola patient in isolation

A Texas hospital said on Monday it has admitted a patient into “strict isolation” to be evaluated for possible infection with the Ebola virus, as health officials battle an epidemic in West Africa that has already killed thousands of people.

Pestilences
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“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be faminesStrongs 3042: limos, lee-mos´; probably from 3007 (through the idea of destitution); a scarcity of food:—dearth, famine, hunger., and pestilencesStrongs 3061: loimos, loy´-mos; of uncertain affinity; a plague (literally, the disease, or figuratively, a pest):—pestilence(-t), and earthquakes, in divers places.”
—Matthew 24:7


In a brief statement, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cited the unnamed patient’s symptoms and recent travel history as reasons for the isolation.

The 898-bed acute-care hospital “is following all federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, hospital staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors,” it said.

The hospital said the CDC anticipated preliminary results of tests on the patient to be ready on Tuesday.

U.S. lawmakers this month called for a government-funded “war” to contain the epidemic before it threatens more nations, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat the virus.

On Saturday, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said it would admit to one of its special observation wards in Bethesda, Maryland, an American physician exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone.

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta this month admitted an American doctor infected with the virus for treatment in the same isolation unit where U.S. missionaries Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly were treated before being discharged in August.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson, Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Clarence Fernandez)

  1. Leslie, 30 September, 2014

    We are such a mobile society, that much care needs to be taken over this issue. If this news stirs fear in the hearts of people, maybe it will cause them to look up to God in prayer. The same God that has been forgotten . . . His Word removed from the classroom – His name removed from songs, speeches, and prayers – that same God is our only hope. As Peter declared in Acts 9:34 ” — Jesus the Christ heals you. –“

  2. dale langmade, 30 September, 2014

    Here is some news that came out today, how medical researchers are hoping to rush the new Ebola vaccine into the field as there seems little else that can be done to get ahead of the disease. But that might entail risks as well.

    According to the NPR article : “Fauci has experience with vaccines that appeared to be safe during the initial phases of testing but turned out to be ineffective and even dangerous. Most recently, an HIV/AIDS vaccine was deemed safe but in later tests “increased the risk of HIV infection in the people who were vaccinated,” he says.”

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/30/352549117/ebola-researchers-have-a-radical-idea-rush-a-vaccine-into-the-field

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