Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms

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  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 4, 2014 4:55 a.m.

    Perhaps a quarantene would be in order for those countries where Ebola is rampant?

    Why do 3,000 U.S. Troops need to go to those affected areas? Will they bring it home?

    So why does it always fall to us to borrow money to do these types of things while the other major powers do nothing?

  • Anti Bush-Obama Chihuahua, 00
    Oct. 3, 2014 11:03 a.m.

    The EMT's that transported this man to this hospital didn't know he was infected with Ebola and they themselves had to seek out testing for the Virus the CDC didn't seek them out. This ambulance was used for 2 days after they transported the patient to the hospital contaminated with Ebola.

  • Copacetic Logan, UT
    Oct. 3, 2014 10:11 a.m.

    @ intervention:

    The guy who brought Ebola here did break a law. He lied on the mandated flight form each traveler signs when coming from effected countries... under penalty of law for lying. He did. He signed his name saying he did not have any contact with anyone having or suspected of having Ebola.

    He knew at that time the woman he carried from a taxi had died of the disease and her brother was in process of dying. He lied in order to receive better treatment in the USA.
    His selfishness exposed up to 100 additional people, some of whom will probably end up with it. He's exposed all those people to possible death... all unnecessarily. It could potentially be the start of an epidemic in this country which would cause many deaths and cost hundreds of millions of dollars... or more. This man has NO valid excuse.

    Nor has the Obama administration any valid excuse for not totally restricting travel to and from the countries currently with epidemics.

    @ BYU track guy:

    The DN doesn't want to cause unnecessary public concern until the possible SLC case is confirmed. It's only rumor until then.

  • HBZion Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 3, 2014 9:35 a.m.

    I applaud the US for assisting the West African nations that are struggling with the Ebola virus. However, this does not mean we need to give visas to West African's as if a health crisis were not occurring. Additionally, relying on self reporting has proven ineffective in protecting US citizens from Ebola. Help West Africa, but do not do so at the expense of US citizens health and safety.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Oct. 2, 2014 4:38 p.m.

    Any chance to twist everything to attack Obama right? This gentleman arrived here through the airport system completely legally. He was not bra king any laws, laws that have existed long long before Obama.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Oct. 2, 2014 4:03 p.m.

    Sure is good to know from President Obama that we are on the case. Fighting the Eboly virus. Yes, Eboly, as he informed the students at Northwestern today.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Oct. 2, 2014 3:04 p.m.

    While we are on the topic of Public Health and Viruses. The SL Trib is covering news of reports of a suspected Ebola patient at Primary Children's Hopsital? Why isn't the Desert News?

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Oct. 2, 2014 12:27 p.m.

    No effort to contain this disease in West Africa and absolutely no effort by our administration to control or stop entrance of sick people into this country shows incredible negligence and incompetence. Instead, the POTUS wants our borders unprotected and open to anyone and everyone. I can't understand how anyone could be so incompetent. Quarantine is the first step. It's as if these people want it to spread.

    Makes you wonder what our administration is up least it should.