Liberian Passenger With Ebola Symptoms Arrives In Newark Liberty – Moved To University Hospital Newark

ebola dallasNEW JERSEY – Medical workers at University Hospital in Newark have isolated a sick passenger who landed at Newark Liberty Airport from Brussels and are evaluating him “as if he has Ebola” out of extreme caution, sources tell NBC 4 New York.

The man, a Liberian national, was singled out for screening by agents at Newark Tuesday afternoon because of his recent travel history: he had traveled from Liberia to Brussels before flying into Newark, the sources said.

That’s when officers discovered he had a fever, according to the sources. He was transported to University Hospital, which has a contract with the Port Authority to take all of Newark Airport’s medical cases.

Sources briefed on the treatment of the patient said he was being evaluated “as if he has Ebola” out of an abundance of caution and until proven otherwise.

 

[…] CDC spokeswoman Carol Crawford said in a statement: “During the enhanced screening process for individuals arriving to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, an individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola.

“The passenger is being transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. CDC or state/local public health officials will contact other passengers on the aircraft should it be determined that there was any risk to the other passengers of exposure to communicable disease,” Crawford said. (read more)

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65 Responses to Liberian Passenger With Ebola Symptoms Arrives In Newark Liberty – Moved To University Hospital Newark

  1. kinthenorthwest says:

    Is it just cause its mid terms or have they decided Obama is a DUD.
    Democrats Defy Obama in Favor of an Ebola Travel Ban
    http://news.yahoo.com/democrats-defy-obama-favor-ebola-trav…

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  2. jason says:

    whew, thank goodness we have that multi-layered screening in place. Got a little worried when I saw he was isolated out of “extreme caution”… was relieved it’s only out of an “abundance of caution” as stated later on. No worries now.

    Wonder if they are even tracking the passengers who were also on the plane (or is that only when US citizens exhibit non-symptoms on a domestic flight? Was the plane taken out of service? Wonder just how many people we’re supposedly ‘tracking’ now 😦 .

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    • doodahdaze says:

      Maybe SETI could turn its telescopes twards the White Hut to search and track for intelligent terrestrial life. There is none there that has been discovered by conventional tracking.

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    • John Galt says:

      21 day incubation period and Liberians flying from Monrovia to Newark get their temperature taken twice over a period of 19 hours. What could possibly go wrong?

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      • Scott Angell says:

        Worse, the departing Patrick Sawyer or Thomas Duncan kisses his wife the nurse and hugs his brother the hospital burial team leader, good bye before he heads to the screening point to board his plane. He arrives perfectly healthy but with a full dose of ebola making its way through his bloodstream, waltzes past US Custom checkpoints and two weeks later, while working at as produce stocker at Walmart is diagnosed with ebola.

        How do they do contact tracing on broccoli, apples or melons.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      I suppose the passengers were allowed to go on their merry way with many of them making connecting flights. The plane should have been grounded until they know but it’s probably made a bunch more flights, so we are probably looking at several hundreds of people likely exposed. The only thing that is going to work is to close our borders from anyone coming from Africa. Closing the southern border is necessary also. Add that to the fact they aren’t providing protective gear to all of our military over there. I wouldn’t want to fly right now.

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  3. auscitizenmom says:

    Just what our Faux-Pres Obozo wanted. More ebola.

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  4. Paul H. Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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  5. Chip Bennett says:

    What is it with Brussels, allowing Ebola-symptomatic passengers not only to fly into their airports, but then to let them continue on? Isn’t this the second Ebola-bomb that has come to us through Brussels?

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    • John Galt says:

      Seems to be the standard route. The only thing stemming the flood of Liberians is the $3,500 one way fare.

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    • yakmaster2 says:

      Must be run by PC weenies.

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    • Scott Angell says:

      I understand the only two airlines providing regular commercial service into Liberia are Air Brussels and Moroccan Airways. For them the route is profitable being as they are the only way out and as long as no one will stop their flights they will continue to make top dollar selling seats.

      Of course it does not good to screen Ebolacans at US airports because no one will take them back if they are sick ( and probably even if they are not until they’ve been quarantined for a month) so we are stuck with them. The danger, as Rep. King has pointed out, is that these folks can infect dozens of people before they even reach US Customs screening points as they walk through the airports.

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      • fred says:

        It will force desperate people to use the southern border and Mexico will become infected with no health infrasrture and then it will hit the fan.

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        • Scott Angell says:

          Its possible and a real nightmare if ebola were to spread to Mexico but that the economics of air travel from Liberia or Sierra Leone as well as getting a visa to Mexico do not favor using our southern border to enter the US. Also the time delay of flying to Mexico City or Cancun and then making your way to the border do not favor an infected person not becoming to ill too complete the journey.

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        • Sentient says:

          Do you have any reason to believe that any Latin American countries will be issuing visas to people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea?

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    • myopiafree says:

      It is a two stage trip to the USA. Just wait until 1) A Liberian gets the flue, and 2) THROWS UP on his seat. That will infect FEAR into the entire plane. It is time for quarantine – in the USA. That will not be completely effective, but it will reduce the possibility that this might happen. No one is hurt by this restriction.

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      • Sentient says:

        If it were known in Liberia that any traveler to the US would be denied entry for lack of a visa, no Liberians would attempt to fly to the US. Cancel all visas to people from Ebola-stricken countries.

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      • MitziKB says:

        Well two Liberian passengers did vomit on flight into Chicago, now being screened for Ebola… but at least they didn’t have a fever! /s

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  6. Egghead says:

    It’s a part of the coordinated push for a one world government….

    “Brussels (Belgium) is considered to be the de facto capital of the European Union, having a long history of hosting the institutions of the European Union within its European Quarter. The EU has no official capital, and no plans to declare one, but Brussels hosts the official seats of the European Commission, Council of the European Union, and European Council, as well as a seat (officially the second seat but de facto the most important one) of the European Parliament.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brussels_and_the_European_Union

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  7. fred says:

    This is great site and I find myself coming here every day to read real journalism based on facts and research. I congratulate you. The next ebola victim will be what broke the camels back so closing borders including the southern one will be a reality where we can once again take control of our destiny from a despot.

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    • partyzantski says:

      My suggestion on closing the border is to use mines. Mines on the scale of the Russian Army engaged at Stalingrad (6 concentric belts, in depth around the city). Cover the mines with indirect fire and observers. It will be for the best.
      That, or go with Obola’s suggestion of a moat with crocodiles.
      When things settle down, THEN you can consider picking it back up.

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      • Dixie Darling says:

        I believe I saw the solution to that some time back (can’t remember where)…..dig moats along the southern border, take the dirt to New Orleans to raise it above sea level and then take the killer crocodiles from Florida and put them in the moats…..solves the problem on the southern border, in Florida and in New Orleans.

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    • carterzest says:

      Welcome Fred. It somedays is really hard work staying upright on this branch of truth….you tend to get used to it, and, it begins to sink in just how buggered we are. What I like is that you can be yourself, regardless of your filters, and, still be a contributor. I love seeing new folks share the angst as it helps to bear the burdens.
      Again, welcome!

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Can’t tell what’s worse – having Ebola or being in Newark…but seriously folks, get used to it, this appears to be the next ‘in’ crisis for the Feds and the media to bat back and forth. At some point the Ebola will become just another potentially lethal background-noise disease like AIDS (remember the kerfuffle about inn in the early 80s?), hantavirus (kiss a mouse), MRSA (PR’s still working on that one), drug-resistant TB (had its 15 minutes) – shall I go on? Press and government will ‘expose’ this to death (no pun intended) and the public’s interest will flag (what Benghazi incident?) and move onto something else. About 20 to 30 years ago each AIDS death was celebrated, the huge AIDS death quilt was dragged from place to place and ceremoniously laid out until it got too big to lay out, and everyone was worried they’d get AIDS from toilet seats. Now how does the public react to an AIDS death unless it’s some Hollyork star with a postmortem press corpse? Soon this too shall pass unless some major disease incident like the swine/avian flu scares is created by a bored media.

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  9. truecoiors says:

    Just wait until Obama’s open border policy results in a large outbreak of Ebola in a Democratic stronghold such as New York City. Then the sparks are really going to fly.

    TC

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  10. rashomon says:

    A question for those of you with more knowledge than I as my pediatricians have long since retired or expired: in my experience, the rash, fever and more noticeable symptoms of chicken pox, measles, mumps, scarlet fever, etc. didn’t necessarily occur until 12 to 14 hours AFTER the patient was contagious — they are the responses of an immune system trying to overcome invasion.

    Therefore, why is this temperature-taking so key to our screening? It’s later in the game. Also, some people never exhibit symptoms, but still can be carriers as in TB, malaria and other tropical ailments not often found in our population.

    What exactly are we doing allowing our borders to remain open and importing thousands of illegals and executive-ordered aliens through our borders to be treated at hospitals and clinics with absolutely NO EXPERIENCE in identifying or addressing these ailments? A self-inflicted Doomsday orchestrated by a narcissistic man with no concern for the U.S.? A Congress of clones who are too consumed with elections that they can’t reconnoiter for one day in D.C. to get this man and his administration and this problem under control? They ALL deserve to lose reelection.

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    • TexasRanger says:

      Rashomon,

      Well spoken, exactly my opinion and I agree with you 100%!

      Obama is putting all of America at unnecessary risk just to continue his own self interest agenda!

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    • That is my theory re contagiousness before symptoms. ALL other viruses (various transmission routes) I checked have a contagious period of 2-5 days prior to any symptoms.

      I guess ebola is special. /s

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      • thefirstab says:

        I am concerned, too, re: contagion period. I have little medical background, just the experience moms get raising children.
        We have had various mini-outbreaks of strep throat in our area, and I seem to recall the same info from the doc- that an infected person is contagious several days before symptoms present. I used to get so frustrated, if I had known or suspected I would have quarantined the sick kid. With a widespread outbreak, the doc would write prescriptions for all family members.

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  11. partyzantski says:

    Bringing Ebola to Newark is like taking coals to Newcastle.

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  12. polk8dot says:

    ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again’

    Obama struck out with E-0 Duncan. It must have been a huge disappointment to Barry that this evil jerk only infected 2 people. With all the ‘population thinning’ and martial law plans, how is he supposed to reach his evil goal if the sick Africans just do not cooperate? What’s a king got to do to spread the contagion upon all his people? Why, keep the travel ban off that table, send the US troops to Africa to make sure everybody knows we most likely have a cure and are just hiding it (otherwise, who in their right mind would intentionally make others go into the cesspool?), and just wait for them to use the internet to figure out how E-0 got here. If Barry’s lucky everything will then take care of itself. If not – oh well, there is always tomorrow and 150 potential walking infection sources arriving anew every single day.

    Sooner or later Obama is bound to hit the jackpot. The cogs keep moving. One designed step after another. The Man With The Plan is inching closer and closer to his dream – declaring himself The Most Enlightened Emperor for Life of the Whole Entire Universe.
    He just took another step….

    ‘Medical Martial Law Has Begun – Obama Calls for CDC SWAT Teams for Ebola Virus

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/10/medical-martial-law-begun-obama-calls-cdc-swat-teams-ebola-virus/#qchjoFrbKe4Mj0DP.99

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  13. ytz4mee says:

    I wish I could confidently say that Klain is a one-off entity. However, the entire Zero administration is chock full of those who believe we all need to be “culled” and at their very core, worship a cult of death.

    “Ebola Czar says population growth is top issue facing the world”.

    http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/shock-interview-ebola-czar-says-population-growth-is-top-issue-facing-the-world_10212014

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  14. Scott Angell says:

    Two more Liberians showed up at O’Hare in Chicago with ebola symptoms.

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/university-of-chicago-medical-center-to-admit-possible-ebola-patient-/360410/

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  15. whodoneit says:

    If this individual who traveled from West Africa to Newark tests positive for Ebola, therefore having potentially infected other passengers on the flight – I pray that the there will be such a tremendous outcry in this nation that our destructive commander in chief will have no choice but to ban flights from West Africa. And if he doesn’t – action must be taken to remove the situation from his hands. It happening once was a glaring warning. To continue on the same mindless path is sheer stupidity!

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  16. TexasRanger says:

    Breaking…….

    2 people who arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport from Liberia under observation at local hospitals, city officials say.

    ChicagoTribune
    Read more on chicagotribune.com

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  17. polk8dot says:

    ‘What I’ve directed the CDC to do is…as soon as somebody is diagnosed with Ebola, we want a Rapid Response Team, a SWAT Team essentially, to be on the ground as quickly as possible. Hopefully, within 24 hours. So that they are taking the local hospital step by step through exactly what needs to be done, and making sure that all the protocols are properly observed, that the protective equipment is used effectively, that the disposal of that equipment is done properly’…

    Pray tell, Oh Wondrous Lite Worker, what is to become of the disease carrier in the meantime? You know, in those pesky ‘hopefully 24 hours’ or more – likely more – between the poor sob being picked up by the ‘uneducated, untrained, UNPREPARED’ Ebola-first-responders and the swooping in of the Ebola-Storm-Troopers? Never got that far in your thinking, didya?
    May I suggest – Bubble Boy? Oh, don’t feel stupid. Just ask ValJar, she’ll tell you what a genius you are. Actually, I am quite certain that you would have landed on this option yourself had you just taken a moment to actually, you know, THINK…..

    http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAzMzI4ODI3MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMzAwODM3.V1_SX640_SY720.jpg

    Surely, can’t be any worse that whatever Zero and his Band of Incompetent Imbeciles comes up with next. And the fact that I am being only half-facetious right now, is what is so completely screwed up about this. SMDH

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  18. rashomon says:

    I will repeat: it is not too late by the time someone breaks out with severe fever and other symptoms as the contagious period begins PRIOR to such? Please explain the activity taking place to PREVENT spread of ebola and other such diseases brought to the U.S. by massive strokes of the O’ pen and calls on his phone?

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  19. This “checking for a fever” criteria is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Have NONE of these people ever heard of Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin, etc.? Suppose you’re from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and you know you’ve possibly been exposed to Ebola. You feel like you’re going to get much better medical care in the U.S. than at home. You can afford it, so you hop on a plane to the U.S. fully intending, once there, to present for treatment.

    Keep in mind, you have knowledge that they’re doing “enhanced screening” at the airports – taking your temp upon arrival. You down about 4-6 Tylenol about an hour before your scheduled arrival and sneak into the restroom (or not) and take your own temp. If you have a low-grade fever, down a couple more. You can absolutely mask a fever – it’s quite simple. That’s one of the reasons these medications exist – to eliminate fever.

    I don’t get it….

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    • georgiafl says:

      Political correctness + cronyism + criminal minds make a toxic contagious mix.

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    • Scott Angell says:

      Once you are on the US bound plane you’ve succeeded. No need to hide your condition. Why would you want to anyway? The US cannot send you back if you are symptomatic as no other country will accept you. Once here, the US is stuck with anyone from the plague zone because they could have ebola or will claim asylum.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Well, sounds like somebody needs to start a rumor that anyone with a fever stepping off a plane from overseas will be shot on sight. That would slow them down.

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  20. Pam says:

    Here is the Washington Post/Regime PR article about the fabulous new airport precautions:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/us-influx-of-travelers-from-ebola-stricken-nations-slows/2014/10/20/a96b484c-5890-11e4-8264-deed989ae9a2_story.html

    Basically, all incoming from any of the African Ebola countries must now fly into one of five airports. They screen all of them upon arrival. Apparently, screening consists of taking their temp and asking questions. If this triggers concern, they then go to “enhanced screening.”

    This article, posted last night, informs us that four people who flew into Dulles Airport (VA) had been taken to a hospital. Two of them went to hospital LAST THURSDAY! The other two LAST WEEKEND!

    I live 15 minutes from Dulles. Last week, the local news reported that two hospitals in our area have been selected to treat Ebola patients: Reston Hospital, which is 5 minutes from my house and where we go to the ER and for surgery; and Fairfax Inova Hospital.

    Nobody will say which hospital(s) these people went to. Representatives of Reston Hospital and Fairfax Inova deny that any of them came to their hospitals. However, some unnamed person reported that all four were released from hospital.

    Now, how does this make you feel? Good? Properly informed? Kept up to date?

    I now get to feel like the people in Dallas.

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    • Scott Angell says:

      Last night 3 Liberians came to the US with some illness. One in New York had a fever, one in Chicago had diarrhea and a headache the other was vomiting on the plane. This is biological Russian Roulette we are playing in our airports. Take your pick, Fever, vomiting or diarrhea. Fly the Friendly Skies?

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    • Sandra says:

      Asking questions. That worked really well with Thomas Duncan. All of the Liberians will of course say they did not have any contact with any Ebola victims! Duh!! They don’t want to be quarantined or sent back. This is so ridiculous and infuriating I can barely handle it. Obama is insistent that we will all need to scramble and wing it to handle Ebola-infected Liberians and other West Africans who come to the U.S. and spread their illness to others. Am I being paranoid when I think that it’s a matter of WHEN, not if ??

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      • Sandra says:

        I’m waiting for a US citizen to fall ill from Ebola and yet that person did not travel and had no known contact with any infected person. That is, the US citizen acquired the illness from the “community”, normal social contact, instead of direct close contact with some known person who was infected. Then Obama will be in the deepest possible doodoo. It’s a shame we have to wait for that to happen before we’re allowed to properly protect ourselves and implement the much-needed travel ban.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      This article lays it all out very clearly.
      “The only people who can fight Ebola on the ground without becoming vectors of transmission themselves are the immune survivors.”
      “Send in supplies and a small number of organizers at most, but no one from the outside should be sent in to deal with possibly infected subjects, not our military, not the National Guard, and unexposed natives should not be recruited either.”

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