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Ebola worry?

My boyfriend is currently in Kenya with the army and due to the current Ebola crisis I'm slightly worried. Should I be? Will he be screened when he comes back to the UK even though he's not in West Africa?
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You should not be worried as all military personel are being trained and will be screened.
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656452 tn?1332783935
I agree with above poster.

J~
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Right. Just like the healthcare nurses in Texas were.
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649848 tn?1534633700
The health care nurses in Texas may not have  consistently used proper protocol when treating the ebola patient.
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The first 2 replies were very sheepishly unfortunate. I work as a Paramedic on a military base and our medical director keeps quoting the CDC also, an incompetent staff who has always been 2 weeks behind on this... so much so that the NIH is taking over all media releases. By establishing their #1 priority as decreasing anxiety and pushing conservative containment and safety to a much lower priority they have lost the public confidence... well all but those like the first two posts here.
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You can respond and not insult.
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317787 tn?1473358451
The protocols have been evolving since Mr Duncan arrived in the US.
The two nurses infected did everything they were told to do.  It just wasn't enough.  News has come out that there were areas of their bodies that were not covered.
As time goes on more is learned.  If you look at what the nurses were given to wear and compare it to what is being worn now, there is a big difference.
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Yes, and our CDC was emphatic in stating that they would be safe as long as 'contact precautions' were taken. Awfully big of them to be so assuredly wrong with someone else's life. But at least their suffering and the CDC's bumbling has prompted my superiors to order the proper suits for us now... it's just a shame those in charge not only have to be led to the trough but that you have to stick their heads in the water also.
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317787 tn?1473358451
Here is more new information that was just released Oct 31st.  Yeah they just keep changing the guidelines.  It is as if they are building a plane while it is in flight.  I am so disgusted with the way this has been handled and then they blame the victims.

Here's the new CDC Update as of approximately 1:15PM EST - 10/31/14
Scroll down to read about germs and Ebola:

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/infections-spread-by-air-or-droplets.pdf
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