Experts on TV, including FNC yesterday, were saying “There is NO WAY, you’re gonna get this disease. Don’t worry. Be happy. It won’t get spread around”.
Yesterday there were a total of two.
Today, there are four. Tomorrow? Who knows. The first guy has been confirmed to have sat on several airplanes traveling through the USA – and has come into contact with MORE THAN 500 people in those planes and buses he rode. Imagine if you will the scenario where 10% of those people get it. Then go from there.
Anyone know about geometric series? Double the penny everyday for a month? You’ve all heard that. Now start doubling the number of people who get a disease and see where it goes….
- Worker who cared for Orlando MERS patient hospitalized, another sick ORLANDO — Two Orlando health care workers who treated a 44-year-old man with MERS now have flu-like symptoms. One was admitted to the hospital, while the other was sent home. Test results are expected today to find out if they and approximately two dozen others, who had contact with the patient, have contracted the potentially deadly disease. If any results come back positive, it’ll be the first time MERS is contracted in the U.S.
- Florida MERS Patient Sat In A Busy ER For Nearly 8 Hours
Almost eight more hours passed before staff at Orlando’s Dr. P. Phillips Hospital determined the patient had traveled from Saudi Arabia, where he worked at a hospital, began to suspect his exposure to MERS and had him moved to an isolation room, the hospital’s chief quality control officer said…While the Orlando patient waited to be admitted, he was treated in a single room in the emergency department where healthcare workers wore gloves and gowns due to his diarrhea, but did not wear goggles and face masks appropriate for protecting them from the virus, Crespo said.
Florida officials said they were monitoring the health of 20 healthcare workers who had been in contact with the patient, including a doctor who had already left for Canada. They also were trying to track down nearly 100 people who may have overlapped with the patient at two Orlando medical facilities he visited.
- MERS emergency response due
- WHO holds emergency talks on deadly MERS virus Last updated Tuesday, May. 13 2014, 11:49 AM EDT
- WHO says Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern Last updated Wednesday, May. 14 2014, 7:30 AM EDT
- DFW posting warnings for deadly MERS virus
- Obama briefed on U.S. cases of deadly MERS virus