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Freakout Everybody! Ebola Scare At Columbia SC Airport

“LOW RISK” NOSEBLEED SPARKS OUTBREAK OF FEAR … By FITSNEWS || A United Airlines flight from Washington, D.C. has been grounded in Columbia, S.C. due to an Ebola scare. Yes … you read that right.  There’s a plane on the tarmac at Columbia Metropolitan Airport that was diverted due to…

“LOW RISK” NOSEBLEED SPARKS OUTBREAK OF FEAR …

By FITSNEWS || A United Airlines flight from Washington, D.C. has been grounded in Columbia, S.C. due to an Ebola scare.

Yes … you read that right.  There’s a plane on the tarmac at Columbia Metropolitan Airport that was diverted due to a passenger experiencing a nosebleed.

According to an airline spokesman, the passenger is in the process of being removed from the plane as a precautionary measure given that nosebleeds are an advance symptom of the deadly West African virus that has killed 10,000 people worldwide since December 2013.

Great … what could possibly go wrong in this situation?

Everyone around the situation is using the term “low risk,” so … make of that what you will.  But the scare is front page news on all the Midlands, S.C. news outlets.

The Palmetto State’s preparation for the Ebola crisis has been managed by S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and its director Catherine Templeton.  We’ve written a pair of stories on her efforts (HERE and HERE).  Templeton’s agency is reportedly monitoring the situation, as is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – the agency which vowed to “stop Ebola in its tracks” when the first positive U.S. case was reported in Texas earlier this month.

Yeah … that didn’t so much happen.

The South Carolina Ebola scare comes a day after Craig Spencer, a doctor who recently traveled to West Africa, tested positive for the virus in New York City.

RAPID REACTION

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UPDATE: FALSE ALARM.

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46 comments

Just another guy October 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Let’s quarantine him in the state house.

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shifty henry October 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

The GrandTurnip has room in the basement…

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GT's a potted plant October 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm

*chuckles*

Grand Turnip, very good. Thumbs up for you.

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Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James October 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Fantastic suggestion!

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Smirks October 24, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I’d be on board, but what if he catches something from one of the legislators?

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cuvinny October 24, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Wait, we are freaking out because of a nose bleed from a guy who was apparently never in West Africa. Lots of flights from the NE stop in SC in case of medical emergencies because of location, there was a story a couple months ago the CHS was increasing overnight staff because it was such a frequent occurrence.

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Smirks October 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Nobody gets a nosebleed from being in high altitudes, clearly it has to be Ebola. The FEMA death camps are coming! The FEMA death camps are coming!

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UpstateRep October 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm

If we don’t take precautions when we vote, that could be the case. What will happen if SC has 1000 Ebola cases after the election. Obama will quarantine the state and there will be no way to get medical care. It will be just like Liberia. This plan in in the works now.

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SCBlues October 25, 2014 at 5:29 am

“This plan in in the works now.”
The plan has been in the works for some 47 years my friend – it all started when President Obama’s parents paid those Hawaii newspapers to publish those fake birth announcements so he would have some cover for his actual Kenyan birth when he ran for President so he could then unleash the Ebola virus on the country . . .

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John October 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Hello there, sir. Have you met my friends Bobby, Thomas, and Nikki?

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Tom October 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm

I don’t understand why you keep saying that the CDC did not stop the Dallas outbreak When Duncan was diagnosed the CDC said, we know how to control this, we will stop this here. That is exactly what happened. The disease has not spread beyond the Dallas Hospital and everyone except Duncan is recovering. If there are no new cases from the flight by the nurse in the next 5 days, the Texas outbreak will be over and will have been totally contained.

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seriously?!? October 24, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Other than the hospital a and the guy home, one maybe two nurses getting ebloa and then traveling by airplane to Cleveland. I think it is safe to say that because Ebola is highly infectious, but thankfully not highly contagious, the spread has been limited thus far inspire of a ‘how to/worst practices guide’ on containment from the CDC and not because of anything them.

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Tom October 24, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Look, the nurse flying was a mistake. She was not symptomatic during the first flight. She had a slight fever during the second flight. The protocol at the time was that the virus was not contagious unless your temperature exceeded 100 degrees, which hers did not. That was revised later, and the CDC admitted she should not have been cleared to make the second flight.

Nonetheless, in 5 days the maximum incubation period from anyone making that flight will have passed. If there are no cases from that contact,the CDC will have contained the virus to the Dallas Hospital . It did not spread. They never said they could prevent future outbreaks, only that they could contain outbreaks.

This was not a horrible first run. No one who contracted the disease in the US has died.

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cause and effect post hoc bs October 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Tom, again, agree to disagree, essentially so long as the disease doesn’t spread that’s a CDC win, that much I’ll say. Whether or not that’s because of the CDC men, staunchly disagree.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Now, albeit after a few horses have gotten out of the barn, we would close the barn door on travel from West African countries where this is a problem. We don’t need it here. The economies of those countries are FUBAR, always have been, and always will be. Frankly, I don’t give a shit. Cut off travel from those places or from anyone who has ties to those places unless they have undergone a four week quarantine. If they are unwilling to do that, let them stay there.

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John October 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

On second thought, just blow up the fucking plane. The SCANG needs some target practice.

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Captured October 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Rut Row … NSA just flagged your post about ….. tsk tsk. They will monitor your every keystroke, peek into everything about you for 30 days or more. All because of five words run together.

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you're behind the times October 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

You are kidding right, their routinely doing that to just about everyone already

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Read Reports October 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I know its different when you post certain words. He put himself more under a microscope with what he said in text.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm

But, if the government is the one doing the blowing, its okay then, isn’t it?

Nuke it from orbit October 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm

If it’s not a tactical nuke there’ll be infected body pieces to deal with.

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UpstateRep October 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

This was probably one of the people carrying the spray bottles the Obama Administration plans to use at polls during the election. They are planning to spread Ebola in the Republican states by contaminating polling places..

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John October 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm

You, sir, are an idiot.

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UpstatRep October 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

You will be sorry of you don’t take precautions. Wear rubber gloves and a surgical mask when you go to the polls.

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John October 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I’m not worried. My precinct is heavily African-American and democrat. Obama won’t bother us. Now those lily-white suburbs on the other hand…

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Tazmaniac October 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm

From one Aussie to another, I hope you consider yourself lucky to not have been made into a Koala sam-itch wit hot sauce so far.

Smirks October 24, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Don’t forget the tin foil hat.

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Scaremonger October 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm

It was reported on Before It’s News. It must be true. You’re a good man (woman??)

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Drs. Do Little October 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Seems to me like it’s probably some idiot liberal out to spook/dupe some moronic republicans into showing up donning masks and gloves in compliance with this ridiculousness.

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Yikes! October 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I’d be scared. SC ain’t much more advanced than West Africa.

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It's Isn't October 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Says the one using “ain’t” in a sentence.

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Yikes! October 24, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Yep. I was educated in SC. Gotta speak the language the locals understand.

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SCBlues October 25, 2014 at 5:20 am

“Says the one using “ain’t” in a sentence.”
You must be from New York City!!
We like our “ain’t” down here – we like our uncle too!

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major major October 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm

To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a nosebleed is just a nosebleed.

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Scaremonger like Ms. Lindsey October 24, 2014 at 1:38 pm

WTH?? Where’s the rioting? Where’s then Pandemonium??

Obola comes home to roost and I get no entertainment? WTH

You could’ve at least put a bloody nose up. :-(

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Free Range Ebola Monkey October 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Maybe the dude has a vagina on his face and it’s that time of the month.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Nothing like a hot chick on the rag to bring out my inner vampire!

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Barack Obala® October 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Drats!

My Ebola Jihadist has failed to take out Ms. Lindsey & those bastards over at FITSnews.

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Wannabe Shifty October 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Damn. Beat me and Shifty :-(

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Barack Obala® October 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Gotta be quick on da feet here my homey.

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Glass half full October 24, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Everybody’s is missing the positive here, it’s less than a 30 minute flight to Atlanta. Time to refill and get him on his way.

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idcydm October 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Wonder what the CDC has to say about this…never mind, whatever they say, if they say anything, will change.

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

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Karolyn October 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Give me a break! Somebody gets a nosebleed and it’s ebola? Now, maybe if they said he had been in Africa, it might be a different story. I can see it now – hospital emergency rooms being overloaded with people with “symptoms.”

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Beartrkkr October 24, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Meanwhile Templeton took all of this information under advisement during a three martini lunch with friends in Charleston…

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Newleywed Guy October 25, 2014 at 11:53 am

OMFG! My wife is bleeding from her pussy!

EBOLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nölff October 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Fact: More Americans have been divorced by Newt Gingrich than have died from Ebola.

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