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October 1st, 2014
10:33 PM ET

U.S. Ebola patient had contact with children

CNN's Brooke Baldwin spoke with Dr. Amar Safdar, associate professor of infectious disease and immunology at NYU Langone Medical Center about the chances of Ebola spreading in the United States. Dr. Amar Safdar says "we live in an era of universal precaution", which makes it easier to contain any infectious disease like Ebola.

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  1. rhoagenda

    Ebola containment doesn't plan for intentional infection vectors. Scenario. Terrorists with US passports intentionally travel to infected region and seek infection. Before showing symptoms they travel to various US cities. They hide and wait to become contagious (ie. symptoms). Then they go to as many busy public places and try to spread the infection to as many as possible.

    October 2, 2014 at 11:13 am |
  2. Karen Reagan

    I am shocked and disappointed that CNN displayed the address and apartment number of the woman who is quarantined due to Ebola exposure. While the news coverage provides valuable information. You place that woman and her family at great risk from people who may retaliate based on fear. This coverage makes a bad situation worse for this family.

    October 2, 2014 at 2:48 pm |
  3. Hilton Walker

    This was mentioned once then nothing more! What about the children in the girlfriend's apartment? Seems it was 4 or 5. And are they going back and forth from school(s). The Ebola quarantine seems to be non-existant. Dirty linen, food, and the children and their schools.

    October 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm |
  4. lashona

    Are the people that were on the plane with Mr Duncan, getting treated as well and what are they doing to contact these people and are they also from the United States.

    October 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm |
  5. ww826


    Since Ebola originates in the food supply I wonder why the experts are not talking about the adverse impact Ebola would have on our domestic cattle and hog industry. Studies have shown Ebola is easily transmitted through pig feces and urine to other livestock and all types of animals wild or domesticated including deer, dogs cats and other animals. I wonder if all the people who support unrestricted travel into this country wonder what would happen if Ebola got into our food supply. It would be a thousand fold worse than the " Mad Cow" outbreak and possibly destroy our economy. Ever wonder what would happen if one of our infected African visitors went to the local zoo on a family outing and petted the animals there. I cringe at the thought as to what would happen. Allowing unrestricted travel into the USA by anyone holding a passport from the countries where Ebola is rampant is insane.

    October 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm |
  6. Truthseeker

    This is the only story that I found that is related to today's Newsroom so I'm commenting here.

    While Poppy Harlow was asking Anthony Fauchi about the current epidemic caused by a bacterial infection in children in the US where one child has now died, The prominent banner at the bottom of the screen referred to the previous story on Ebola. This went on throughout the segment.
    If someone tuned in at that point would be misled into thinking that the child in the US died of Ebola. There goes the start of hysteria. Doesn't Harlow have a say in how the stories that presents are accurately ? Where was the producer ?

    Thank God they have at least stopped saying Africa instead of the 3 affected West African countries. They do have names.

    October 5, 2014 at 6:50 pm |
  7. Juan

    I'd like to know why the 1st ebola patient here in the U.S. hasn't received the same medicine or treatment the aid workers received.

    October 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm |
  8. Bob

    Why didn't Duncan receive the possible, even if unproven, treatments others received right from the beginning? In Texas, it's because he's black.

    October 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm |
  9. CClark

    RE: Anti-Ebola Protective Suit: If I can think this up, surely, a scientist could build it. Including the mask, that 7-8 part suit needs to be all 1-piece from head to booted toes by clothing, glove, and boot size to reduce exposure.

    October 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm |
  10. suedotw

    The fixation in today's news is about the infected healthcare worker that flew on a plane after exposure to Ebola. I'd be more concerned about an infected person going to the grocery store and coughing into his/her hand then holding the handle of the grocery cart.

    October 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm |

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