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Wed May 27, 2015, 01:38 AM

New Ebola study says a dozen more were hospitalized in Dallas outbreak than was revealed

Source: Dallas Morning News

More people than the public knew were hospitalized for possible Ebola exposure during Dallas’ outbreak, a new study says.

Last fall, only two people were known to be hospitalized here after potentially contracting the often-fatal disease from a Liberian traveler. They were the nurses who tested positive.

At the time, it was not revealed that an additional dozen people, nine of them health care workers, came down with Ebola-like symptoms while being monitored for possible exposure. The report said they developed fevers, headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Without fanfare, the patients were hospitalized for one to five days and released after testing negative for Ebola. Their average stay was 2.5 days.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20150526-new-ebola-study-says-a-dozen-more-were-hospitalized-in-dallas-outbreak-than-was-revealed.ece

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 01:53 AM

1. Free access

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2297228

Active Tracing and Monitoring of Contacts Associated With the First Cluster of Ebola in the United States FREE ONLINE FIRST

Wendy M. Chung, MD; Jessica C. Smith, MPH; Lauren M. Weil, PhD, MPH; Sonya M. Hughes, MPH; Sibeso N. Joyner, MPH; Emily M. Hall, MPH; Julia Ritch; Divya Srinath, JD, MPH; Edward Goodman, MD; Michelle S. Chevalier, MD, MPH; Lauren Epstein, MD, MSc; Jennifer C. Hunter, DrPH; Alexander J. Kallen, MD, MPH; Mateusz P. Karwowski, MD, MPH; David T. Kuhar, MD; Charnetta Smith, MD; Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH; Barbara E. Mahon, MD, MPH; David L. Lakey, MD; and Stephanie J. Schrag, DPhil

Ann Intern Med. Published online 26 May 2015 doi:10.7326/M15-0968


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Wed May 27, 2015, 02:41 PM

2. So? The patients had a right to remain anonymous. To release their ID would have led to them being

ostracized--even if the tests came back negative, because folks would have said "That person was exposed. What if they come down with the disease later. He should be kicked out of my apartment complex."

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 07:53 PM

3. "possible Ebola"

 

Was it Ebola or not?

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