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October 15th, 2014
07:38 PM ET

Who's in charge of W.H. Ebola response?

After another Dallas nurse was diagnosed with Ebola, many are asking who's handling the federal response to the outbreak.

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Filed under: Ebola • Health • Jim Acosta
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  1. johnkruebbe

    Reblogged this on johnkruebbe and commented:
    If you have seen the protective gear that the nurses are wearing, it is not P4 compliant. Ebola is considered by MIT to be a Class 4 Pathogen mainly because it has a high death rate and because there is not any known cure at this time. P4 level containment labs only use "space suit" type containment with positive air pressure flows. Please see the following websites for further details:

    The folks working with Ebola and other Class 4 pathogens are basically decontaminated on their way out of the lab with a decontaminant with the equivalent properties of basic household bleach which acts as a disinfectant for the suit.

    After they have de-suited from the lab, they go through a room which contains UV lamps and then they take a shower with further de-contamination procedures. I am sure this is not what happened at the hospital in Dallas. Anything less than this is putting these nurses at risk.

    October 16, 2014 at 3:23 pm |
  2. johnkruebbe

    The problem that I have with this whole thing is that NO SCIENTIST IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would go anywhere near Ebola without a Level 4 Containment Suit,but yet some of us are using garbage bags to protect ourselves. We all secretly think that we live in America and we are immune to this virus or that the CDC and NIH will do something about it. USAMRID in the past has been the one that has dealt with these issues and they need to be in charge as they know what the hell they are doing.
    We need to NOW! supply the hospitals with the correct equipment to protect their healthcare workers. If you don't believe me, then read the book called the Hot Zone (discusses a real story that happened over 10 years ago about ‪#‎Ebola‬) or simply just go to and put in the search term Biosafety level and scroll down to Level 4 containment at P4 facilities which discusses how to properly deal with #Ebola.
    The only place authorized to study #Ebola is in Galveston National Laboratory and in San Antonio at the P4 labs there. They wear the blue pressure suits shown in the movie Outbreak. Put in Level 4 containment suit and you can see a picture… We are dealing with a Virus which is at the P4 containment level.
    Obamma, you need to dole out the suits and the bleach my friend and make the hospitals get ready for this total disaster created by people who are simply ignorant and by those who want to keep from causing a panic. It's too late to panic because there is no time for that. It is time to act and do the right thing.
    The airports should have been shut down weeks ago before this could even have happened. If you want to keep them open, then give each person an antibody test coming in from any travel crossing that part of the world. Ask people in airports to monitor their health who have been near sick people infected or even suspected of being infected. Give them a place away from their families (sorry), to go to isolate themselves.
    For more information visit and learn about MAB drugs like Immunomilimab and ZMAP. I really tried to get this going again back in 2007 after failing in 2001. I will be posting a story there very soon, so stay tuned and be safe!

    October 15, 2014 at 8:58 pm |

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