Scientific evidence indicates Ebola virus transmitted via infectious aerosol particles
compiled by Coercion Code | OCTOBER 15, 2014
A three year nurse at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital told a local television station she fears Ebola may be airborne.
“We are wondering if it really is contact in airborne or contact in a breach of protocol,” she said. “We really don’t know.”
The nurse made the remarks after fellow nurse Nina Pham contracted the deadly disease. Pham had treated patient zero Thomas Eric Duncan who died from the disease last week.
Dallas officials have ordered an investigation into how the 26 year old woman contracted the disease. A HazChem team fumigated her apartment over the weekend.
On Monday the CDC said Pham contracted Ebola after a breach of protocol. The federal agency said she removed her protective equipment.
“When you have potentially soiled or contaminated gloves or masks or other things, to remove those without any risk of any contaminated material… touching you and being then on your clothes or face or skin… is not easy to do right,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC.
Bonnie Castillo, leader of National Nurses United, criticized the CDC for blaming Pham. “You don’t scapegoat and blame when you have a disease outbreak. We have a system failure. That is what we have to correct,” she said.
Other nurses, however, are concerned the disease is now airborne. They are joined by national experts on respiratory protection and infectious disease transmission who believe Ebola may now in fact be airborne.
“We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks,” wrote Dr. Lisa M Brosseau and Dr. Rachael Jones in September for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
Peter Jahrling, the chief scientist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he oversees the emerging viral pathogens section, believes the latest strain of Ebola is more virulent than previous strains and also has the potential to become airborne.
“You can argue that any time the virus replicates it’s going to mutate,” Jahrling told Vox on Monday. “So there is a potential for the thing to acquire an aerogenic property but that would have to be a dramatic change.”
About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man who was visiting Dallas, according to medical records his family provided to The Associated Press.
The size of the medical team reflects the hospital’s intense effort to save Duncan’s life, but it also suggests that many other people could have been exposed to the virus during Duncan’s time in an isolation unit.
On Monday, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the infection of the nurse means the agency must broaden the pool of people getting close monitoring. Authorities have said they do not know how the nurse was infected, but they suspect some kind of breach in the hospital’s protocol.
The medical records given to the AP offer clues, both to what happened and who was involved, but the hospital said the CDC does not have them.
A CDC spokeswoman said the agency reviewed the medical records with Duncan’s care team and concluded that the documents were not helpful in identifying those who interacted directly with the patient.
“This is not something we can afford to experiment with. We need to get this right,” said Ruth McDermott-Levy, who directs the Center for Global and Public Health in Villanova University’s College of Nursing.
Until now, the CDC has been actively monitoring 48 people who might have had contact with Duncan after he fell ill with an infection but before he was put in isolation. The number included 10 people known to have contact and 38 who may have had contact, including people he was staying with and health care professionals who attended to him during an emergency room visit from which he was sent home. None is sick.
The CDC has not yet established a firm number of health care workers who had contact with Duncan.
“If this one individual was infected — and we don’t know how — within the isolation unit, then it is possible that other individuals could have been infected as well,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC. “We do not today have a number of such exposed people or potentially exposed health care workers. It’s a relatively large number, we think in the end.”
Caregivers who began treating Duncan after he tested positive for Ebola were following a “self-monitoring regimen” in which they were instructed to take their temperatures regularly and report any symptoms. But they were not considered at high risk.
Typically, the nurses, doctors and technicians caring for a contagious patient in isolation would be treating other people as well and going home to their families after decontaminating themselves. The hospital has refused to answer questions about their specific duties.
The 1,400-plus pages of medical records show that nurses, doctors and other hospital employees wore face shields, double gowns, protective footwear and even hazmat suits to avoid touching any of Duncan’s bodily fluids. Ebola spreads through direct contact with those fluids, usually blood, feces and vomit. The virus has also been detected in urine, semen and breast milk, and it may be in saliva and tears.
CDC officials said there were chinks in that protection at Texas Presbyterian, but they have not identified them and are investigating.
“Patient had large, extremely watery diarrhea,” a nurse wrote in a report filed the day Duncan tested positive.
Another nurse noted that Duncan’s urine was “darker in color with noted blood streaks.”
It was unclear from the records released to the AP how many of the approximately 70 individuals involved in Duncan’s care had direct contact with his body or fluids.
Dr. Aileen Marty, a World Health Organization doctor who recently returned to Florida International University after a month fighting Ebola in Nigeria, said no amount of protection is going to help if hospital workers do not put on and take off their protective layers carefully.
“The first thing in caring for someone with Ebola is to do everything in your power to never become a victim,” she said.
And tracking all contacts, even within the medical setting, is complicated.
Generally, the first step in locating care providers for isolated infected patients is a personnel log on the door, “that should have everyone going in and out, signing in and out,” said Dr. Lisa Esolen, Geisinger Health System’s Medical Director of Health Services and Infection Prevention and Control. Medical records indicate the Dallas hospital had a log.
On the day before Duncan died, records indicate that at least nine caregivers entered and exited the room.
A spokesman for Texas Health Resources, the hospital’s parent company, said the CDC probably has a log from the room door that would list everyone who got close to Duncan.
Dr. Christopher Ohl, who heads Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s infectious-disease department and has worked with the CDC in the past, said the expanding monitoring “is an abundance of caution that’s probably beyond what needs to be done” because medical caregivers will notice if they’re getting a fever, and they’re not contagious until that point.
“You start to know when you get those body aches and headaches, most people know that,” he said. “It’s not like you’re surprised by it. Most people can figure out what to do when that happens.”
So if the nurses are doing their best, is there another opening for the Ebola Virus?
The news tells us that Ebola is only contagious through body contact. HOWEVER – the Government tells a different story on their CDC website…http://www.cdc.gov/training/qu…Tab 8 Reads: “… BSL-3, the microbes there can be either indigenous or exotic, and they can cause serious or potentially lethal disease through respiratory transmission. Respiratory transmission is the inhalation route of exposure.”
On page 3 of the website it lists;
Route of Exposure
Route of exposure is the way a microbe gains access to a living organism. There are four main routes of exposure
1- Percutaneous, though broken or damaged skin
2 – Inhalation
3 – Mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth
Notice number 2 (inhalation) is never mentioned in the official briefs as a possibility.
2 Tab 10 Reads: “The microbes in a BSL-4 lab are dangerous and exotic, posing a high risk of aerosol-transmitted infections. Infections caused by these microbes are frequently fatal and without treatment or vaccines. Two examples of microbes worked with in a BSL-4 laboratory include Ebola and Marburg viruses.”
IIF BSL-3 is lethal how much more lethal is BSL-4 [Ebola] ?
3. Just like our government “told the truth” about the Malaysian airliner getting shot down do you expect them to tell you the truth about Ebola being launched to cover the financial collapse?
Glenn Thomas, a leading consultant in Geneva and an expert in Ebola Virus, was on board the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines when it went “missing.” How convenient!
Glenn Thomas was the coordinator of the media and was involved in the investigations that were bringing to light the issue of trial operations of Ebola virus in the laboratory of biological weapons at the Hospital in Kenema. [He was going to blow the whistle but never got the chance.]
4. TPTB need something to blame when the Financial Crash is ushered in.
With Ebola in the streets people will be confined to their homes. This will make Martial Law much easier to swallow and people will not want to “fight” in the streets for fear of dying from Ebola.
5. Possibly TPTB will use Ebola as a cover for forcing the world into a digital monetary system.
After all, who would want to exchange gold/silver or paper money making you more prone to catching Ebola? And if we are to be quarantined how else will you be able to pay your bills?
Whether Ebola is real, man made, or simply a False Flag – it does not matter. The one thing we do know is that our government will never let a good crisis go to waste. We can bet TPTB are planning on forcing all of us to get their bio-weaponized vaccinations and forcing into the NWO, with their one world digital money.
I just pray that you and your family are prepared. If you have not bought any food/water supplies then now is the time.
If you do not trust in Jesus for your salvation then now is the time for that too.