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Mandatory Ebola Quarantine in Princeton

Princeton, NJ: NBC Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman of Princeton, NJ broke her Ebola voluntary isolation  agreement when she visited a Princeton Boro bistro to pickup take-out food.  Snyderman and the NBC crew reported in Liberia about the Ebola crisis. As a result of the reckless behavior,  Snyderman and the crew are now under mandatory State Quarantine. The following statement was issued: “While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no…
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Prosthetic Leg Stolen at Stadium

 Philadelphia, PA: A street entertainer and football fan outside Philadelphia's Football Stadium was singing from his wheeled chair when 3 woman stole his prosthetic leg. The leg was being stored behind the chair at the time. Sunny, who is a Vietnam veteran, admitted his "pride" was damaged as a result. The leg was recovered on a train 10 miles from the stadium and returned by police. Police are hunting down the thieves. Sunny says the 20 year old young woman suspect needs a good talking to, not jail.
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Terrorism Alert: Behead Threat at N E Schools

Three New England Schools Districts received letters threatening to behead students at schools. Connecticut Warwick Police Chief Stephen M. McCartney told the Providence Journal that schools in Warwick, Cranston and Johnston beefed up security in response to the threat. “While the words are very chilling, I certainly would want to emphasize that the safest place right now is in school,” McCartney told the paper. “I’ve got a police officer in every school and so the other jurisdictions. We are providing the security that is necessary. We know that whoever did this decided to create the most chaos he could by picking on the most vulnerable.” Other New England schools received violent terrorizing threats, including schools in Franklin, Bedford, Winchester, Swampscott, Westwood, along…
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Flyer Awareness: Great Risk of Disease Entering Through Airports

Airports are unprepared for diseases entering the States as flyer awareness increases.  Isolation quarantine in planned airport room for arriving passengers could occur in the event someone on the airplane has symptoms. Additional precautions to come.
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AIRPORT HEALTH HEIGHTENED ALERT ebola

Untrained and unprepared airport workers have pointed out lack of training and protective health equipment to control ebola.  Airports are initiating additional health protocols to reduce ebola contamination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Protection (CBP) this week will begin new layers of entry screening at five airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. New York's JFK International Airport will begin the new screening on Saturday. In the 12 months ending July 2014, JFK received nearly half of travelers from the three West African nations. The enhanced entry screening at Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago-O'Hare, and Atlanta international airports will be…
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Health ALERT: Enterovirus D68 in 43 United States

Hamilton, NJ: 4 Year old preschooler Eli Waller of the Yardville section of Hamilton Township is the first confirmed US Enterovirus D68 victim. Eli died in his sleep showing no symptoms of the virus. Enterovirus D68 has spread to 43 states. Hamilton borders east of the State Capitol Trenton.
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Ebola Outbreak ! First US Death Confirmed. No Treatment

Symptoms of Ebola are treated as they appear. The following basic interventions, when used early, can significantly improve the chances of survival: Providing intravenous fluids (IV)and balancing electrolytes (body salts) Maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure Treating other infections if they occur Experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola are under development, but they have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness. Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive care and the patient’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years, possibly longer. It isn’t known if people who recover are immune for life or if they can become infected with a different species of Ebola. Some people who have…
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Reduce Enterovirus Risk

  Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962. What are the symptoms of EV-D68 infection? EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing. See EV-D68 in the , 2014 for details about infections occurring this year. Anyone with respiratory illness should contact their doctor if they are having difficulty breathing or if their symptoms are getting worse. How does the virus spread? Since EV-D68 causes respiratory illness, the virus can be found in an infected person’s respiratory secretions, such as saliva, nasal mucus, or sputum.…
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CDC Confirms Enterovirus D68 in Hamilton PreSchooler’s Death

Hamilton, NJ: The Center For Disease CDC confirmed 10/3/2014 that a 4 year old Yardville Pre - School boy from middle west central New Jersey died from Enterovirus D68. Notice from Hamilton Township, NJ Regarding Child’s Death Linked to Unexplained Respiratory Illness We were saddened to report that Hamilton Township experienced the death of a four year old child linked to an unexplained respiratory illness on Thursday, September 25th.  It has been reported by the CDC that the specimens sent to them from this child on Monday, September 29th have tested positive for Enterovirus D68  (EV-D68).  These results will be forwarded to the Mercer County Medical Examiner for appropriate additional testing as deemed necessary by the Medical Examiner. As you may be aware, generally infants, children…
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First Ebola Case in US as Virus Spreads In Europe

What is Ebola? Ebola (Ebola virus disease or EVD) is a severe, often fatal, illness that can infect humans. There is currently an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that began in Guinea and has affected Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. How is Ebola spread? Ebola is spread to people when they touch a sick person’s body fluids (blood, breast milk, urine, saliva, sweat, semen, urine, or stool). Objects and surfaces that are wet with infected body fluids may spread Ebola, including but not limited to clothing and bed sheets. Ebola is not spread through the air or through water. Ebola is also not usually spread through eating food, but may be spread through handling or eating infected animals (bushmeat) from areas with an Ebola outbreak.…
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Do You Take Evacuation Orders Seriously ?

Nearly half of the drowning deaths from 2012 Hurricane Superstorm Sandy were people in mandatory evacuation zones who died in their homes. “A lot of the drowning occurred in the evacuation zones, and so that just reminds us how important it is to listen to these (evacuation) messages, whether it’s for a hurricane, tornado or any severe event,” says Amy Wolkin, Team Lead for CDC’s Disaster and Epidemiological Response Team. According to wiki, 286 Total Fatalities, 61% males. Of the 286, 148 deaths were as a direct result of drowning, impalement, and crushing. Many of the 138 indirect deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Use of a gas generator inside a structure will kill you.
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