Wonderful: List of Those Connected to Dallas Ebola Patient Grows to More Than 80

Posted by on Oct 02, 2014 at 8:46 am

On Wednesday we were told there were 18 people, including children, who were in contact with the Liberian man with Ebola. Well, now it’s up more than 80.


More than 80 people have had at least indirect contact with an Ebola patient in Dallas, Texas health officials say.

On Wednesday, officials said 12 to 18 people were potentially exposed to the patient, identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national who had recently flown to Dallas. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, officials have gathered the names of additional individuals who have been in contact with those 12 to 18.

Meanwhile, state and county health officials have ordered four family members Duncan stay at home and not have any visitors until at least October 19.

The local health department had previously instructed Duncan’s family to stay home. A public health control order was issued to ensure compliance.

“We have tried-and-true protocols to protect the public and stop the spread of this disease,” said Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services Dr. David Lakey. “This order gives us the ability to monitor the situation in the most meticulous way.”

The orders — which were hand-delivered to family members Wednesday evening by local health officials — legally require that the family must stay at home until October 19 at the earliest. Also, no visitors will be allowed without the approval of local or state health departments.

Might be time for concern. But our president is heading for a fundraiser, so move along, nothing to see here.

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6 Responses to “Wonderful: List of Those Connected to Dallas Ebola Patient Grows to More Than 80”

  1. creeper on 2/02/14 at 10:48 am

    Eighty people may have been exposed, of which they are quarantining exactly four.

    Any questions about how seriously they’re actually taking this?

  2. Reviews on 2/02/14 at 10:59 am

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  3. Skid Marx on 2/02/14 at 11:50 am

    I hope dear leader messiah is reading the paper so he can hear about this and smite the virus with his divine right of kings scepter.
    Or is it intentional letting the virus come here? (rhetorical)

  4. Rick on 3/03/14 at 2:05 am

    I believe that I read, yesterday, a commenter’s (different blog) sleuth work that the apartment building in which the perp (he lied to the exit-interviewer in Monrovia’s airport) was staying has ZERO washer-dryer units in the apartments. This means a common laundry room, not uncommon in such housing. However, the materials that were in contact with an “expressing” Ebola victim are extremely infectious. So, unless the family dumped a quart of Clorox into (and on and around) the washing machine used to launder this perp’s clothing, the entire complex community logically is at risk. Am I wrong? Are we not at the verge of going exponential on the numbers who need to be tracked?
    For those who desire more evidence (admirable) – use Google or Zillow or whatever sources that tell you what these apartments offer relative to appliances. Don’t take my second-hand word for it.

  5. Eberhard Pfaffner on 3/03/14 at 10:43 am

    Vibrant diversity comrade. Vibrancy of germs, filth, and disease are included in the vibrant tapestry of diversity.
    Remember comrade diversity is our strength.
    Workers of the world unite! Forward!
    Forward to the new Rhodesia. Yes we can!

  6. Tuerqas on 3/03/14 at 12:33 pm

    I have to say, I am surprised that Jihadists haven’t rolled in the dirt in Africa and then flew over and walked through US malls. I guess you have to die bloody to get the 72 virgins.