Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sound science or a terrible gamble?

Before the woman who is now the latest confirmed Ebola patient flew commercially from Cleveland to Dallas, she called CDC.

She was told her fever was no problem, go ahead and board the flight.

CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. John LaPook reports that Vinson called the CDC several times before boarding the plane concerned about her fever.  
“This nurse, Nurse Vinson, did in fact call the CDC several times before taking that flight and said she has a temperature, a fever of 99.5, and the person at the CDC looked at a chart and because her temperature wasn’t 100.4 or higher she didn’t officially fall into the category of high risk,” said Dr. LaPook on the CBS Evening News. 
The woman was formally diagnosed with Ebola the following day.

Still think the bureaucracy's got this Ebola thing licked?

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