UA having all sorts of fun with Ebola...

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  1. viguera
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    For those interested, see the CDC website on guidance for airlines during the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa:

    http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/managing-sick-travelers/ebola-guidance-airlines.html

    Airport and port of entry advice is found here:

    http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/ebola-outbreak-communication-resources

    The CDC websites on travel advisories also discuss travel to each country where EVD has occurred:

    http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/ebola
     
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    Thanks for posting the CDC links. It was interesting to read some of the advisories.
     
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    It's good to see that you found the CDC links useful. Yes, anyone even contemplating travel to West Africa should read these links carefully. It's also good to be proactive and to see what rules and restrictions are being placed upon air travel and airports in certain locations, for the time being.

    The Ebola virus disease outbreak is not going away anytime soon. It will continue to affect travel, and we will likely see more cases in the US before this is finished.

    The CDC websites maintain the latest and best information available on this outbreak, prevention measures, travel warnings, etc., for the general public and also for healthcare providers. It sure beats seeing the bologna trumpeted from some "news" sources who take pleasure in alarming, rather than informing, the public.
     
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    If you want to get sick just go to your local hospital, that is where all the germs are.

    At some point in the Affordable Care Act, we will realize, the value, and cost may exceed our ability to pay.

    We are still paying the price for Aids from W Africa, and now Ebola,
     
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    Another observation on the news coverage of the Ebola crisis in West Africa is that CNN is providing mostly accurate coverage with great medical advice from CDC experts and others. This is no doubt due to the fact that CNN and the CDC are both located in Atlanta, and have worked together on health issues and outbreak coverage for years. There's also quite a bit of accurate and useful information about Ebola disease on the CNN website.
     
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    Had an Ebola death today, maybe someone will figure their is no cure for this.
     
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    That was the guy in Texas that transited via Brussels and IAD.

    The problem with his case is how he got infected. He supposedly saw a pregnant woman that collapsed and everyone's first instinct is to help, not to evaluate whether or not she has Ebola.

    Sure enough she was infected (and infectious) and he contracted the disease just 2 days before his flight.

    It must be rough living in that region now, walking around assuming everyone you see can probably give you Ebola.
     
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    Yes it must be, but in truth we all need to respect something where their is no known cure

    People need to take this far more serious, it will kill you.
     

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