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New York's First Ebola Case? Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Guinea Rushed To Bellevue Hosptial

Just when you thought it was safe to assume that Ebola-in-America was fixed (one day into Ron Klain's tenure as Ebola Czar), NYPost reports some rather disquieting news. A New York City doctor - who returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea 10 days ago - has been rushed under police escort to Bellevue Hospital... He is being tested for Ebola. Market liquidity has dried up instantly!

  • *PATIENT BEING TESTED AT BELLEVUE FOR POSSIBLE EBOLA, NYC SAYS
  • *NYC HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE STATEMENT SOON, SPOKESMAN SAYS
  • *NYC: PATIENT WITH FEVER, GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS AT BELLEVUE
  • *NYC SAYS PATIENT EBOLA TEST RESULTS EXPECTED WITHIN 12 HOURS
  • *NYC TRACING ALL OF PATIENT'S CONTACTS
  • *NYC HEALTH DEPARTMENT ALSO WORKING CLOSELY WITH HHC

Full Statement on Patient at Bellevue Hospital

Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms.

 

The patient is a health care worker who returned to the U.S. within the past 21 days from one of the three countries currently facing the outbreak of this virus.

 

The patient was transported by a specially trained HAZ TAC unit wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  After consulting with the hospital and the CDC, DOHMH has decided to conduct a test for the Ebola virus because of this patient’s recent travel history, pattern of symptoms, and past work. DOHMH and HHC are also evaluating the patient for other causes of illness, as these symptoms can also be consistent with salmonella, malaria, or the stomach flu.

 

Preliminary test results are expected in the next 12 hours.

 

Bellevue Hospital is designated for the isolation, identification and treatment of potential Ebola patients by the City and State.  New York City is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all New Yorkers.

 

As a further precaution, beginning today, the Health Department’s team of disease detectives immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk. The Health Department staff has established protocols to identify, notify, and, if necessary, quarantine any contacts of Ebola cases.

 

The Health Department is also working closely with HHC leadership, Bellevue’s clinical team and the New York State Department of Health to ensure that all staff caring for the patient do so while following the utmost safety guidelines and protocols.

 

Bellevue and the New York State Department of Health to ensure that all staff caring for the patient do so while following the utmost safety guidelines and protocols.

 

The chances of the average New Yorker contracting Ebola are extremely slim. Ebola is spread by directly touching the bodily fluids of an infected person. You cannot be infected simply by being near someone who has Ebola.

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As NY Post reports,

A doctor who returned to New York City from Africa 10 days ago was rushed in an ambulance with a police escort from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said.

 

He was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree fever and nausea, sources said.

 

While he was in Africa, the doctor had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, sources said.

 

He’s undergoing testing at Bellevue to see if he has the deadly virus, sources said.

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NBC reports that...

He was transported from a building on 147th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue to Bellevue, law enforcement source said.

 


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USDJPY was first to move then stocks...

 

and VIX was well bid...

 

...and S&P futures liquidty disappeared...

EMini liquidity fell off a cliff

pic.twitter.com/kZSQzMYCVi

— Eric Scott Hunsader (@nanexllc)

And then another exchange Breaks...

  • *BATS OPTIONS HAS DECLARED SELF-HELP AGAINST ISE GEMINI