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Emory Accepting Patients With The Ebola Virus.

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Specializes in LTC. Has 2 years experience.

Just heard this on the news. Are there any Emory nurses out there? If so, what are your thoughts? What are EVERYONE'S thoughts on this?

Edited by Biosciencegeek

Biosciencegeek

Specializes in LTC. Has 2 years experience.

Thanks. I'm a little late. lol

FLAlleycat

Specializes in L&D, Women's Health. Has 30 years experience.

I would LOVE to hear from ID nurses . . . please?

T-Bird78

Has 6 years experience.

My question is, if it's only transmitted via direct contact with contaminated blood and bodily fluids, why all the extra precautions and specialized isolation units? Could it really be airborne?

FlyingScot, RN

Specializes in Peds/Neo CCT,Flight, ER, Hem/Onc. Has 28 years experience.

Nobody really knows for sure. Not even the CDC.

Biosciencegeek

Specializes in LTC. Has 2 years experience.

I really hope that this is something that the great medical minds at Emory can gain a better understanding of. Imo, a hospital ship out in the middle of the ocean staffed with researchers would have sufficed, rather than bringing the patients onto US soil in a large city like Atlanta. I understand that these patients wanted to be "home" with family and friends, and I greatly empathize with that. Those ships have helo-pads that could be used for transporting family to them. Call me paranoid, but I'm not in the minority with those feelings.