Ebola in New York
Popping up here and there - now New York:
- A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case.
Good thing he stayed home and monitored himself, right?
- Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley, and then took a taxi home.
Well that's just peachy-keen. Make sure you read that Special Order. And don't say "ebola" over an open radio:
- Emergency dispatchers in New York were likewise told to use codewords to
refer to suspected Ebola cases over the radio and were not allowed to
reveal information on any of the cases handled by first responders.
“At no point shall a dispatcher transmit over the radio any message containing the word ‘Ebola’ or related terminology,” a New York Fire Department bulletin stated.
Instead dispatchers were told to use the code letters “F/T,” for Fever/Travel, to indicate that a 911 caller had a fever and a history of travel to West Africa.
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