Another "Sick" American Undergoing Ebola Testing, This Time In Columbus [Update: Tested Negative]

Tyler Durden's picture

UPDATE: Ohio Department of Health has confirmed test results have come back NEGATIVE for a person tested for the Ebola virus in Columbus.

Which raises the question - why is taking Mt.Sinai 24-48 hours to test their Ebola-suspected patient?

Columbus 10TV reports,

Columbus Public Health confirms a person is undergoing testing and has been quarantined for the deadly Ebola virus.


CPH says the person recently traveled to West Africa, where an outbreak has left nearly 900 people dead.


A spokesperson says they’re working with the CDC to learn the preliminary results of those tests.

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Ebola, it would appear, is in the US.


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Meanwhile the 2nd Ebola patient has arrived in Atlanta and is en route to Emory Hospital

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junction's picture

More great Ebola news to go with other news about a U.S. general just gunned down in Afghanistan by an Afghan soldier at a military college.

666's picture

Could this be the USSA gubmint's way of dealing with the illegal immigration problem by scaring people away at the border with the fear of contracting Ebola?

jbvtme's picture

wait a that speilberg wheeling the stretcher?

jbvtme's picture

a eugenicist's wet dream

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Oh those superstitious Africans...

Everyone knows where there's smoke, there's ___________.

Pure Evil's picture

there's a 15 inch dildo up Obola's ass?

eclectic syncretist's picture

Obama will leave no golf course unplayed in his search for answers.

nidaar's picture

A few more false alarms like this, and everyone will become so used to it, it won't even make top of the news when the real shit starts...

pods's picture

Everyone knows where there's smoke, there's ___________.

Bush Meat?

Urban Redneck's picture

Africans Accuse ‘Westerners’ Of Spreading [insert grievance here]

This has been going on a long time...

Alea Iactaest's picture

Contained? From WHO data found at

March 2014
Cases - 151
Deaths - 95
Mortality - 63%

April 2014
Cases - 338
Deaths - 160
Mortality - 47%

May 2014
Cases - 436
Deaths - 222
Mortality - 51%

June 2014
Cases - 779
Deaths - 481
Mortality - 62%

July 2014
Cases - 1603
Deaths - 887
Mortality - 55%

I pulled the data as close to a full month as possible, off by a couple of days here and there. The trend is quite clear, however. Graph it and it begins to look exponential.

markam's picture

I did plot the exponential function and got 150,000 cases/day by late october

Alea Iactaest's picture

Those are month-end data, and cumulative, in case that affects your calculation.

markam's picture

yes, that makes it only 58,000 cases/day by end of october

Seek_Truth's picture

The 4 data sets above yield a simple average mortality increase of 177%/month.

Using that as a basis for projection:

August 2015: 3,412,196 deaths (cumulative)

August 2016: 3,226,545,501 deaths (cumulative)

And just for the heck of it:
September 2016: 5,710,985,686

BrosephStiglitz's picture

Fuck 'em then.  I'd rather that their shitty country not spread disease and pestilence across my border.  Some of us would rather live to see 50 than die with a bleeding anus.

(No games.  I am quite happy to not allow "Western foreigners" into a disease-riddled cesspool.)

DoChenRollingBearing's picture



Who made the decision to let Mrs. Whitebol and Dr. Brantly back in?  Hmm?  Whoever decided, the buck still stops at the President.  

And why is the CDC not moving FAST on the serum?

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Fast moving story, I may have to update...:

"President Ebola"

CClarity's picture

Not like the US military couldn't have airlifted some quarantine chambers to Africa and helped the Americans who contracted Ebola there, watch until syptom free for weeks then brought back to States.  This actually seems like something worthy of our miltary, as in a real threat, but no.... doesn't enable our industrial military complex selling enough weapons I guess.


Urban Redneck's picture

And while the US Military is at it, they could airlift actual gloves, respirators, suits, IVs and saline solution, disinfectant, and other things that would make difference today. Instead they airlift tweats and facefuck posts about the future contributions of Yellen's printing press that would love to channel through GE Healthcare and a resurrected ExIm Bank.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture



Other ideas I had heard about were:

1) Treating US victims on remote African US military bases

2) Treating on board a hospital ship

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If Ebola goes airborne, we have some problems ahead...

Alea Iactaest's picture

Interesting piece on the serum:

[T]here is such a [serum], it is a secret, and it is reserved only for select individuals (because there probably isn’t much). Oh, and it is totally experimental and until now, never before tried on humans.

This is an untested drug that is not available for general use. But, it could be. All it takes is deciding to spend the money and effort on developing it.



More here:

Son of Loki's picture

I'll believe a genuine, authentic "Secret Serum" exists ONLY when I see it for sale on Ebay. Until then, it's just a fake.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

How ironic that would be if TOBACCO provided a life-saving medicine...

Lost Word's picture

Not ordinary tobacco,

Genetic modified tobacco plant virus.

power steering's picture
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The Big Ching-aso's picture

I think we'll really know for sure it's an airborne pandemic when they start handing out free face masks at Harbor Freight.

bigdumbnugly's picture

ok... hold on here... back up

('beep beep beep' as george costanza would say).


we didn't hear anything about ebola in this country for decades and now it's on every street corner?



tell me this isn't a manufactured crisis again?>>>>>>

Postal's picture

Okay. This isn't the manufactured crisis you're looking for...

Skateboarder's picture

The only guaranteed way to stay safe is to "LINE UP!" for shots when the overlords say so.

Almost Solvent's picture

Fuck that! I'm in the process of Tyveking over my entire house. My family will remain inside until this whole thing blows over. We have lots of canned goods, rice, MREs and bottled water. I made sure to use heavy duty duct tape in securing my airtight cocoon. I figure Ebola should burn itself out in the next few months and we will emerge victorious!   

Sudden Debt's picture

As most people don't have insurance under Obamacare, they can't afford a doctor and just go to the movies "to spread the wealth"

Bunghole's picture

With all credit to McMolotov



Sudden Debt's picture

It's called tourisme and well... A few more weeks and most of them will all be back into America.
And luckely, as most people still have no clue what's happening, it will all be about the surprise.

Give it 1 to 2 more months and there will be massive bans on flights from and to Africa in general. Way to late off course...
Just imagine if we hit 30K deaths in 6 months from now? And half a million in a year...

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

We think that Nature is at our will and whim. Nature thinks otherwise and is demonstrating who is in charge.

Pure Evil's picture

Slight tweek to your post:

"Nature acts and is demonstrating who is ultimately in charge"

ZerOhead's picture

No it could not.

Don't worry... the social living conditions under which ebola spreads are unique to Africa and the third world. Don't need to go into that any farther.

And even under these best conditions for exponential growth the curve is still rather level all things considered.

That said I approve of the move by British Airways to suspend flights to and from Western Africa. Some day a real nasty pathogen or a more viral mutation of this disease will be heading to the Western world.


A special reminder to all African infectees...


The cure to the disease comes from a government lab in Canada so do not come with your infections to the United States.

"TORONTO — The experimental Ebola drug given to two American aid workers is based on years of research done at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.

The drug is a cocktail of three monoclonal antibodies, disease fighting proteins that target a specific part of an invading virus.

Sources have told The Canadian Press that two of the three monoclonal antibodies in the drug were designed at the Winnipeg laboratory."


The Harper Government however is a faith based government that has cut off research funding for diseases that are clearly caused by God to punish bad people. Therefore stocks of the antidote are extremely limited so get on a plane to Canada now.

Apply Force's picture

"unique to Africa and the third world..." So the "developed" world docs and healthacare workers contracting this disease in Africa are so careless as to not avoid/minimise these third world conditions?  This variant is obviously airborne and robust outside the host - this might be the viral mutation you're speaking of.

ZerOhead's picture

All things are possible and the mutation of this disease as it is spread is a real possibilty. And no one is sure yet of the length of the incubation period before symptoms appear.

I never said this couldn't turn into a global pandemic but the evidence that this will does not exist yet.

There is shit absolutely everywhere down there and it's hard to the scrub the dirt floors of makeshift hospitals clean. Plus you can see how the disposal of wastes and bodies is difficult to keep sterile in the tropical conditions.

So don't freak. Plus they love it when you freak.

That is why I wholeheartedly approve of the British Airways travel restrictions.

Alea Iactaest's picture

You mention "the curve is still rather level all things considered." Please check the WHO data (you can look at my post 5050152 above). It's anything but level. No editorial comment from me, it's just the data and it doesn't suggest containment.

Pure Evil's picture

Just banning flights from West Africa in the UK or the US won't work. You have to put up a no fly zone around West Africa, except for humanitarian flights in and out of that area.

Time to put up quite a few aircraft carriers off the coast of W. Africa and shoot down any attempted flight out of the zone unless properly vetted.

Also, no flights from Africa period allowed to land anywhere at any international airport until well after the outbreak has died down.

Time to put up a ring of fire around the disease and kill anyone trying to cross the fire line.

Of course that means they would have to start shooting all the African refugees trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.

Better start now before it starts working its way up to North Africa through the Middle East up in to Turkey and on in to Europe. Buy then it will be so uncontrollable that no amount of vaccinations, even if they have a viable one, will stop it.

ZerOhead's picture

That's a little extreme and we aren't quite there yet but yes NO FLY is what should be initiated until we know more about this disease.

As for shooting down the flights... well that could infect innocent whales and dolphins so better put a hold on those plans.

Pure Evil's picture

If that's too extreme then you wouldn't think twice about flying into West Africa today and then back out again would you?

Just touch down at the airport, walk around the terminal, then fly back.

No need to visit the country side or anything.

NemoDeNovo's picture

So when in your mind would we be 'there'?  10k deaths? 100k? 1mil?

Freddie's picture

No they want open borders.  I hope we get some carriers in Calif, Manhattan, Long Island, Chicgo and other blue states who voted for this in 2008 and 2012.  F U Democrats.