Patient Quarantined for Possible Ebola in Washington D.C. – Will Obama Finally Halt Travel From African Hot Zone?

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by Brian Hayes | Top Right News

Barack Obama is facing intensifying pressure to restrict travel from the Ebola “Hot Zone” in African to the United States, after a report that a patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being quarantined in a Washington, D.C. hospital.

The patient, who had traveled to Nigeria recently, is undergoing treatment at Howard University Hospital, a hospital spokesperson confirmed late Friday morning. NBC Washington reported:

That person has been admitted to the hospital in stable condition, and is being isolated. The medical team is working with the CDC and other authorities to monitor the patient’s condition.

“In an abundance of caution, we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the patient,” said hospital spokesperson Kerry-Ann Hamilton in a statement. “Our medical team continues to evaluate and monitor progress in close collaboration with the CDC and the Department of Health.”

Hamilton did not share further details about the patient, citing privacy reasons, but said the hospital will provide updates as warranted.

The D.C. Department of Health released a statement shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, saying that the department has been working with the CDC and Howard University Hospital to monitor “any patients displaying symptoms associated with the Ebola virus.”

The White House announced Friday that senior administration officials “will hold a briefing on the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola pandemic” at 3:30 p.m., NBC News reported.

As public health advocates had warned, the raging Ebola outbreak in West Africa has begun to affect the West.

Thursday, news broke that a freelance NBC cameraman covering the outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia had tested positive for Ebola after experiencing symptoms of the disease.

The cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo, had been working with chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman. NBC News is flying Mukpo and the entire team back to the U.S. so Mukpo can be treated and the team can be quarantined for 21 days.

Snyderman told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that she and the rest of her crew have shown no signs of the disease and have taken precautions while covering the outbreak, including washing their hands with bleach.

Obama has been facing increasingly strong demands to restrict travel, after “Patient Zero” Thomas Eric Duncan knowingly traveled from Liberia to the United States with Ebola, and lied on his firms to conceal this fact. That the new patient just arrived from Nigeria — another critical “hot zone” source of the virus — will only intensify calls to halt travel.

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said there would be no restrictions on flights or visa from people traveling from Ebola-zones. Earnest the chances of an epidemic in the U.S. are “incredibly low.”Earnest said that the screening done at African airports was “sufficient” to protect 310 million Americans from Ebola.

But as Top Right News reported, the only screening being done is with temporal scanners to detect fever — but those can be easily defeated by a determined, infected person, using simply Ibuprofen to temporarily reduce their body temperature.

We will report more details as they become available.

  • John McMickle

    Bar all travel to and from that region now. No flights in or out to this country, No connecting flights out that area to the United States.

  • Cathy Doyle Kelly

    I would have moved him into the friggin white house Hey jackass you got company 🙂

    • Oreshans

      Yep. They should use the White House as a public quarantine place. The ventilation system would just spread it everywhere but remember, they say it isn’t airborne and they think and are treating us as if we are uneducated idiots. Some of us have medical backgrounds like the Doctor that wore a full suit in the Atlanta airport to make the public aware that Ebola is airborne. It is like something out of the movies with liars at the helm.

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  • JoJoJams

    So, who’s having the dreams about the old Negro woman in Nebraska, or the walkin dude in Las Vegas?

    • Lisa

      That is pretty much how it started…

  • HarryTheCat

    Nothing new here. We’ve had an even worse disease in the White House for the past six years.

  • Richard O’Connell


    • justice

      Wow was that an actual statement coming from the president that tells how he truly tells how he feels about Americans?

    • AntiObama

      I agree, it’s painfully obvious at this point that Obama’s mission is to destroy this country.

  • Tim K

    Send all the infected US citizens to Washington DC for treatment and quarantine immediately.

  • Proud Patriot

    Bar travel and then clean the place up…..with purifying air strikes.

  • James Rothstein

    What I am curious about is what is going to happen to the 4000 American troops that are being deployed there on a suicide mission. Are they going quarantine them all before they are allowed to come back? I know that if it were ME being assigned to that, I would refuse and accept a court martial rather than be forced to go on a suicide mission.

    • TotallyPeeved

      Military rebellion and massive fragging is called for.

  • John

    Obama is a fraud, liar, murderer and enemy of America! His actions prove that he does not care about America or any of its citizens. Obama needs to be drug out of the WH by the scruff of his neck and the seat of his pants, arrested, jailed (no bail), charged, (a long list), tried, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging! The same goes for those enabling him, in his administration and departments of government!

    • AntiObama

      I’m on board with that. Who will follow us into battle?

  • justice

    They need to infect food and water and drop it by plane where the ISIS militants are.

  • AntiObama

    Nobody seems to realize that Obozo is doing this on purpose. Why people still trust this low life scum to protect America is beyond understanding. Oh, looks like some of you fine people are finally catching on. I wonder how long before Obama’s loyal libtard base will jump ship, oooops looks like many of you already have. To bad the libtards and illegal voters didn’t figure this out long ago before he destroyed the entire country.

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