O’Hare passengers from Liberia evaluated at Chicago hospitals

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The condition of one of the air travelers being evaluated at a hospital in Chicago has improved and has been moved out of isolation.

Two people arrived on separate flights at O'Hare Airport Tuesday from Liberia complaining of illness.

Officials decided against screening them for Ebola.

The Tribune reports that one of the passengers is an adult who reported nausea and diarrhea.

That person was diagnosed with Typhoid Fever in August, but had a normal temperature during a screening at the airport. That adult is at Rush University Medical Center.

Hospital spokesperson Nancy Di Fiore tells WGN,  "The patient was assessed by the Rush core response team including senior infectious disease experts in consultation with experts from Chicago Department of Public Health, and the CDC.  It was determined that it was not necessary to test the patient for Ebola."

The second passenger is a child, who became ill en route to O’Hare, reportedly vomiting one time.

Federal authorities screened the child and said there were no symptoms of Ebola, or known risk of exposure.

The child is in isolation at the University of Chicago, and his family is currently under quarantine.

The two passengers are not related and were not traveling together.

 

 

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20 comments

  • Selene H.

    If these passengers and their family are being quarantined, then why the heck are they not taking precautionary measures and testing them for Ebola?!?! Especially since the flew in from LIBERIA!!!!!! Why? BECAUSE NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE HECK THEY ARE DOING AND HAS THEIR THUMB UP THEIR BUTTS!!! It’s called being proactive and protecting the community!!! There is no herd protection against this people! And, this virus will not discriminate either!! Get your heads out of your butts and start working to isolate this crap before it gets out of control!!! (As if it hasn’t already)

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  • Diane

    I realize Airport personnel were following protocol but it was originally being reported of a “possible” ebola victim from Liberia being taken to Children’s Memorial Hospital . Pediatric hospitals should not be the assigned destination for highly-contagious , highly fatal viruses.

  • Tom Nedza

    I’m sorry but did any of you even read the fracking story? Neither of them are infected with ebolia, the man was screened and released from the hospital because he showed no signs. The young boy was sick on the plane, he was screened at the hospital and cleared. His family is being screened for procautionary measures. But everyone here is right lets all lose are minds because a kid thew up from turbulance on a plane and a man had diarreha on an airplane because that has never happend beofre. I’m not say don’t screen these people, but don’t live in constant fear of this difficult to transfer diease. Really the majority of you commenting on this article need to learn to read and comprehend what you are reading. THERE IS NO EBOLIA IN CHICAGO!!!

  • David

    Surprise!!!!!! We don’t care about you. Sincerely your President, CDC, or any government paid official. However please continue to pay your taxes as your told. Our life depends on it. Thank you for your cooperation and good luck.

  • nedzaidiot@nedzaidiot.com

    Nedza- People like you are the reason trevelers are still being allowed into America from Liberia…..y’all are idiots. Having been stupid enough to allow two sick people to disembark onto American soil, they should have at very least been tested at O’Hare. The sick adult was not screened until arriving at a hospital. Get your facts straight. IDIOT.

    • Tom Nedza

      Wow! Gotta love the people who hide themselves behind fake screen names. The Department of Homeland Security in a press release October 21 announced travelers from the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where the Ebola virus has caused the most devastation, “will be required to fly into one of the five airports that have the enhanced screening and additional resources in place.” Those airports—New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson international and Chicago’s O’Hare—routinely received 94 percent of travelers from the countries hardest-hit by Ebola, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is why the CDC and DHS announced last week that travelers arriving at those five airports from the three aforementioned countries would be subject to additional screening measures. Today’s announcement means that 100 percent of travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will be subject to enhanced screening measures designed to detect Ebola. But you right you sniviling coward who cannot use his real name, I’m the idiot. By the way that was in NEWS WEEK. http://www.newsweek.com/ebola-scare-prompts-travel-restrictions-passengers-libera-sierra-leone-and-guinea-278798

      • plain ole' fedup

        Tom, I understand that they have initiated additional screening at the 5 airports. However, what you seem to be missing is the concern that these two individuals came off the plane ill, travelling (whether directly or indirectly) from one of of the heavily affected ebola zones. Now, they took the time to bring them to area hospitals but didn’t deem it necessary to test them. THAT is where my concern lies. Have we not learned our lesson on ignoring symptoms. So they release them and a fever starts next day. Then what? This is the concern. They are there. TEST THEM! Isn’t that the entire purpose of bringing everyone in to the top 5 international airports?

      • Tom Nedza

        PLAIN OLE’ FEDUP I am happy I can have a logical discussion with someone. Granted during their seperate flights they showed symptoms. When they arrived they were removed from the general population and isolated (including the boys family). Ebola is harder to contract than most dieases meaning you contract it through exposure of bodily fluids. That means saliva, feces, urine, blood, vomit or semen. It isn’t transmitted through the air, so you are more likely to catch a cold on a flight than Ebola. The symptoms which where shown ie vomit and diarreha are commin in many other sickness’. The young boy only threw up once during the flight and the man admitted to having typhoid fever in August. Diarreha is a symptom of typhoid fever and if you contract Ebola you begin to vomit blood and often. I understand the need for the saftey and the concern for screening people coming from this region, but the CDC in Chicago isolated these people and then screened them when they stepped off the plane. Unless someone on the plane was playing with feces or vomit of these people then we really have nothing to worry about this story.

      • smarterthanacommunist

        Hey Tom, I you are a typical liberal retard. Enhanced screening techniques? They only mentioned taking people’s temperatures, re-read the article. A medical doctor was complaining in a yahoo article, that these “enhanced screening techniques” are insufficient for many reasons. One should be obvious, everyone is different and some people will not get a fever. Another reason these “enhanced screening techniques” will fail is because to mask a fever while being contagious with ebola is as simple as taking ibuprofen.

      • smarterthanacommunist

        Tom,
        The CD now has admitted that ebola can be transmitted through the air. Anything that is transmitted by saliva, is transportable by air. Have you ever seen a high speed photo taken of someone sneezing? It is like a spray bottle spraying a fine mist. The CD changed there official judgment, and said ebola can be transmitted through the air if yo come in 1 meter of someone that is infected with it, or if you are in the same room as an infected person. They released these statements after a Canadian research team conducted an experiment with monkeys and pigs to determine if Ebola could be transmitted through the air, and the results of the experiment was that all the animals died from contracting Ebola via the air. You seem to be very knowledgeable about how this disease is spread. Why don’t you go screen people coming from west Africa for Ebola. We need all the help we can get!

      • smarterthanacommunist

        Tom,
        One last thing, if you reread the article, the boy is still in isolation, and his family is still quarantined.

  • Friday

    As ebola treatments become more successful in this country and the word spreads, the u.s. will see an influx of infected carriers attempting to make it to our shores for help.