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Big Apple: “Start Spreading The (Ebola) …”

OR NOT, HOPEFULLY … By FITSNEWS || Just when America seemed to have taken a “chill pill” with regard to the deadly Ebola virus, another U.S. case has been confirmed – this one in New York City. That’s right … the Big Apple has gone and gotten Ebola. Here’s the…

OR NOT, HOPEFULLY …

By FITSNEWS || Just when America seemed to have taken a “chill pill” with regard to the deadly Ebola virus, another U.S. case has been confirmed – this one in New York City.

That’s right … the Big Apple has gone and gotten Ebola.

Here’s the narrative: A doctor named Craig Spencer who recently returned from West Africa (Guinea, in particular) presented himself at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital – a designated Ebola intake facility – with a 100.3 degree fever on Thursday morning.

He is currently being held in isolation at the hospital.

Officials originally reported that Spencer had a 103 degree fever – but they have since corrected that misstatement.

Anyway, Spencer traveled the city’s subways, took a cab ride – even went bowling – upon his return from West Africa, but so far officials are downplaying the public risk because they believe he sought treatment prior to becoming contagious.

“When you’re a doctor you know you’re not contagious until you’re symptomatic,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on NBC’s Today show. “As soon as he had a fever he presented himself to a hospital.”

Problem solved, right?  Hmmmm … not disputing any of the accounts, but we’ve heard this overconfidence before as it relates to Ebola.

Let’s hope this time it’s not misplaced …

A virological taxon first discovered in 1976, Ebola is spread through bodily fluids.  After an incubation period ranging from two days to three weeks, Ebola victims begin experiencing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea – at which point they are contagious.  Eventually their kidneys and livers begin to shut down, a process accompanied by mass internal hemorrhaging.

There’s no cure – and no treatment (although one experimental drug, Zmapp, has shown promise).

Last December, an outbreak of the virus began in West Africa which has since infected 10,000 victims (killing 5,000 of them). Most of the deaths have occurred in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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68 comments

Not Interested October 24, 2014 at 10:43 am

WTH is going on in Africa. No one here is catching it (very few). Is everyone overthere grabbing there ankles?

Anyone heard from 9″. We need to run some tests.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 24, 2014 at 10:50 am

One of the theories floating around is that the only ones catching it are people who received a certain vaccine. I forget if it is a recent flu vaccine or something else. Hmmmm…

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Jackie Chiles October 24, 2014 at 11:13 am

The smart people are the ones catching it now. There’s only around 24 hospital beds in the entire US capable of providing top notch treatment for ebola patients. That means, if you catch it now, you’ve got a pretty good chance of being transported to one of those rooms, surviving the disease, and being immune from it in the future. Literally every person treated in those 24 beds has survived.

So, if the disease spreads beyond 24 people, you’re going to get treated for Ebola in a regular US hospital. Ask Thomas Duncan how that turned out. Yes, the better bet is to catch the disease now, become immune, then sit back while everyone else receives the Thomas Duncan treatment.

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You really are an attorney October 24, 2014 at 11:31 am

Or a statistician

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Already Know October 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm

He is not a real lawyer.

:) October 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

He just plays one on TV(or FITSnews).

Actually, I think he is a real one, he’s just doesn’t seem that good.

Tazmaniac October 24, 2014 at 11:36 am

Your on a roll today Jackie!

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SCBlues October 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm

“Your on a roll today Jackie!”
His what is on a roll??? Do you have Subway on your mind?

Upstaterep October 24, 2014 at 12:49 pm

There will be thousands of cases in the red states after the election. Just watch.

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9" October 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm

I lived through the early days of AIDS/HIV,and this is nothing like that.I didn’t want AIDS,and my main precaution was a long term monogamous relationship.
Ebola hysteria is ridiculous.You’d have to try extremely hard to get the disease,but first,book a flight to,West Africa,if you really,really want it…

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Jackie Chiles October 24, 2014 at 10:44 am

It’s amusing that the powers that be keep screaming NOBODY PANIC as if the only thing standing between us and roving hordes of gun wielding anti-ebola gangs murdering people for looking like they have ebola is their breathless exhortations not to panic.

On the one hand, we have a very real threat of a contagious disease infecting people who have been in contact with those that have the disease, on the other, we have an irrational fear of an Ebola panic that is based on nothing other than Mad Max and the imagination of the anti-ebola panic crowd. Yet, all I keep hearing is that nobody should panic. It’s pretty evident that our government’s focus is misdirected.

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9" October 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

There is no real threat for the U.S. population.This is all about politics in the,USA..

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9" October 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

There is no real threat for the U.S. population.This is all about politics in the,USA..

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President Alfred E. Obola October 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

He wanted to self quarantine, but I told him to take a couple days to mull it over.

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Jackie Chiles October 24, 2014 at 10:49 am

In all fairness, he REALLY wanted to bowl that night.

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Across 110th Street October 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

Wasn’t aware a ride on a NYC subway car could be made any more dangerous than it already is.

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Jackie Chiles October 24, 2014 at 11:26 am

Ebola’s 70% death rate makes it slightly less deadly than riding the subway.

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are you kidding me? October 24, 2014 at 10:47 am

I never would wish anything upon anyone like this, but why would this guy knowingly fly from treating patients in West Africa into the US with quarantining himself upon arrival. He as a doctor should have known that symptoms can take up to 21 days to present and should have been prepared to be quarantined for 21 days. I blame the doctor/patient on this one and I feel bad for saying it.

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are you kidding me? October 24, 2014 at 10:49 am

EDIT ***without

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Failures In Charge October 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm

It should be an automatic quarantine for those American citizens involved with treatment, who have returned to the USA. This incident is perfect proof that we can not trust entities in government to protect the masses. They are incompetent and worthless. They are the reason this thing will spread in the USA.

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9" October 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

He’s a doctor,and he went to West Africa.That’s the sort of thing good doctors do.Americans are suckers for this sort of media brainwashing.If you want the disease,you’ve got to try really hard to get it..

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are you kidding me? October 24, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Im not saying that he is not a good doctor, but I am saying that if you know to have been in a situation where you are exposed to a virus, it is your duty to do what you should to stop it from spreading if you don’t know you have it or not. until the full 21 of days are up you shouldn’t go anywhere. Its called common sense, and even the ‘brainwashed” know that, so you would think a dr should too.

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gessiewtf October 24, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Actually, he is an irresponsible narcissist who started feeling poorly on Tuesday, but decided to flit about the city exposing everybody to a fatal disease. It is inexplicable that he was not self-quarantining. It’s just common sense. If a doctor (s) will not self-quarantine, then it is obvious that a mandatory, supervised quarantine is necessary. Sadly, people are irresponsible.

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Ebola October 24, 2014 at 10:48 am

Just when we thought it was over it’s back like a heart attack. ReeeeeeEbola.

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Squishy123 October 24, 2014 at 10:59 am

Obama and his administration said contracting Ebola in this country is impossible.

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Goobersmacker October 24, 2014 at 11:02 am

He didn’t contract it in this country, shit-for-brains. He contracted it in Africa. But you’re too fucking stupid white trash dogshit to understand that.

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Jackie Chiles October 24, 2014 at 11:09 am

(forgot about the dallas nurses that contracted it in the us)

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grandtangosuglydog October 24, 2014 at 11:41 am

you mean the ones who are now declared free of the virus, those nurses?

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Goobersmacker October 24, 2014 at 12:08 pm

The only guy who died contracted it in Africa, not in Rick Perry’s Texas. But don’t let facts get in the way of your ignorance.

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Jackie Chiles October 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I believe the discussion was on whether you can contract it in the US, not whether you will die from it in the US. Try to keep up.

dont bother October 24, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Goobersmacker is too f-ing stupid to actually see what is being talked about, he is just blindly stating his point that is only a part of the conversation. yes no one died from catching it in the US, but the point talked about here is that someone couldn’t actually catch it in the US and that’s not true. just let him keep twisting the point to appear to be right. People like him should be neutered.

Godslayer October 24, 2014 at 12:17 pm

You mean in Rick Perry’s Texas? Then I guess Rick “Glasses don’t make me any smarter” Perry is to blame.

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Jackie Chiles October 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Lol. And the GOTP and Christians and for-profit greedy capitalists.

Bill October 24, 2014 at 11:41 am

Please provide a cite. I do not think this is true. Sounds like a Fake News thing or a statement taken out of context. Which would also be a Fake News thing. Or it could just be a lie.

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Jackie Chiles October 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

In fairness, we have a CDC director saying you can’t catch Ebola on a bus, but if you have ebola, you shouldn’t ride a bus because you might give it to someone on the bus. Therefore, it’s highly possible that whatever the administration said on contracting Ebola was completely incomprehensible.

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slow bill October 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Obama said we are all safe. Where you been?

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Bill October 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

The odds of your dying in a car accident on the way home from work are many times the odds of your even coming in contact with anyone who has ever had Ebola; the odds you will die within the next few years from some form of cancer are significantly higher than the odds you will ever encounter a person with Ebola. In fact the odds you will die from a mutated flu strain are higher than the odds you will die from Ebola. So no one is totally safe from anything.

So why don’t you just quarantine yourself in your house and make yourself safe. Except, the odds you will die in a house fire are higher than the odds you will die from Ebola.

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idcydm October 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm

At present your odds are good…sure hope they stay way.

Watched the hearing this morning and didn’t take away a warm fuzzy.

Godslayer October 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

More Americans have been divorced by Newt Gingrich than have died from ebola.

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Dick is Vital October 24, 2014 at 11:21 am

However, I do think that the number of American Ebola deaths have exceeded the number of successful free throw attempts our Liar in Chief has completed

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Goobersmacker October 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm

No, no American has died. But don’t let facts get in the way of your racism, white trash.

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Dick is Vital October 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Pointing out Obama’s abysmal basketball is racist, how? Also, Patrick Sawyer was an American and is now dead from Ebola.

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Fact Checker October 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

No American’s have died? I think your facts are bad.

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Nölff October 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Patient Zero was a Liberian citizen.

truthmonger October 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Isn’t “white trash” a racist comment?

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Nah, it’s mostly white people who call white trash “white trash.”

guest October 24, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Have you seen Obama throw a baseball? Barbie has a better arm.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 24, 2014 at 8:44 pm

More Americans have been divorced by Newt Gingrich than have died from ebola.

More Americans have died in Ted Kennedy’s car than have died from Ebola.

[TBG rocks it Old School.]

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SCBlues October 24, 2014 at 11:26 pm

“More Americans have died in Ted Kennedy’s car than have died from Ebola”
More Americans have been shot in the face by Dick Cheney than have died from Ebola.
[SCB is a Straight Shooter.]

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CorruptionInColumbia October 24, 2014 at 11:14 am Reply
Nölff October 24, 2014 at 11:35 am

I think those who had it and are now immune to the virus should head back over to Africa. Straighten those folks out and educate them not to bath or drink that nasty water everyone pissed and shat in.

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Nölff October 24, 2014 at 11:48 am

Fear and politics go hand in hand. Don’t believe anything a politician says when it’s this close to November…
Well don’t believe them at all because they are mostly all liars and thieves.

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UpstateRep October 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

Obama and his administration have a plan to spread the Ebola virus at all the polling places in the Republican states during the upcoming election. Rumor has it that this was the doctor who was putting the spray containers together for transportation to the states. The story of him coming from Africa is a cover up by Obama’s NSA. You just watch. Expect a major outbreak in Ebola in Red States after the election. Wear rubber gloves and a mask when you go to the polls.

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Goobersmacker October 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

God, you’re fucking retarded.

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UpstateRep. October 24, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Of course that is exactly what a Democrat would say, but I will bet you wear rubber gloves and a mask to the polls.

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Goobersmacker October 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm

You really are a fucking retard. But I hope this rumor is true, since a pandemic that kills off ignorant white trash like you would be a gift from God.

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UpstateRep October 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm

You probably work for the Obola Administration.

nitrat October 26, 2014 at 9:02 am

OMG.
That’s so ridiculous, it has to be a joke.

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The Socratic Method October 24, 2014 at 12:02 pm

“There’s no cure – and no treatment (although one experimental drug, Zmapp, has shown promise).”

Every American that’s been given “experimental treatments”(which isn’t being clarified yet, but one assumes Zmapp) here stateside has survived Ebola:

Nina Pham, just declared virus free

Amber Vinson: recently declared virus free

Dr. Richard Sacra

Ashoka Mukpo

Dr. Kent Brantley

Nancy Writebol

The only person here stateside that didn’t get the experimental treatment is Duncan, who died.

So the question a thinking person might ask is, “Why is a taxpayer funded mechanism for treatment(via the Army) being withheld to some people?”

That’s an interesting question, as Ebola seems quite curable.

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UpstateRep October 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Thats easy. See my other Post. Obama wants to spread Ebola in the Republican states. They are hoarding the cure to prevent this from spreading to Democratic States.

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Goobersmacker October 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

The sooner the better! The red states need to be cleansed of white trash!

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U b stoopidb October 25, 2014 at 9:29 am

You are the reason there is a sign on the airplane door that reads “Do not open while flight is in progress”

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easterndumbfuckistan October 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Apparently Duncan was further in the progression of the virus when he arrived. The key to this seems to be catching it early and keeping the patient alive long enough for the body and or experimental drugs to work. Duncan wasven an experimental serum but it was too late. Fluids, and keeping the diarrhea under control seem to be a big part of the cure.

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gessiewtf October 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Oh, Yes. It is a piece of cake.

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nitrat October 26, 2014 at 8:47 am

So much double spaced INcorrect information in one place is amazing.

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SCBlues October 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm

FITS and about three-quarters of the idiots that post here had us all dead when the American doctor was returned to the United States and taken to Emory for treatment. Are we all dead yet? Nope.
Brain dead maybe – but folks sure do appear to be alive and kicking!

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nolocontendare October 24, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Barry said E. bola would never make it to America…just another ” Barryism”….This idiot is starting to embarrass us all…

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