CDC Issues Ebola Checklist: ‘Now Is the Time to Prepare’

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, September 15, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.


For example, one part reads: “Encourage healthcare personnel to use a ‘buddy system’ when caring for patients.” Another recommends a process to report cases to top officials:

Plan for regular situational briefs for decision-makers, including:

— Suspected and confirmed EVD patients who have been identified and reported to public health authorities.

— Isolation, quarantine and exposure reports.

— Supplies and logistical challenges.

— Personnel status, and policy decisions on contingency plans and staffing.

The checklist has been distributed to major hospitals and even little ones, including an urgent center in Leesburg, Va.

“Every hospital should ensure that it can detect a patient with Ebola, protect healthcare workers so they can safely care for the patient, and respond in a coordinated fashion,” warns the CDC.

“While we are not aware of any domestic Ebola Virus Disease cases (other than two American citizens who were medically evacuated to the United States), now is the time to prepare, as it is possible that individuals with EVD in West Africa may travel to the United States, exhibit signs and symptoms of EVD, and present to facilities,” it adds.


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  • Earl Turner

    Saw this email from Africa the other day:

    To Whom it may Concern:

    The plague is far worse here than anyone in the media is letting on. The numbers are mind boggling. And yet we will not give up. We will continue to fight. You have our vow that we will rid the continent of the negro infestation.


    • AmericanCitizen

      Please email back and tell Ebola I’m giving it my full support.

    • ElComadreja

      Keep your fingers crossed.

    • 1stworlder

      Where can one send money to contribute?

    • Neue Sachlichkeit

      I needed that Cenobite laugh. Thank you.

    • Whitetrashgang

      God bless you Ebola, you are a king among men!

    • Cid Campeador

      And now he’s going to expose 3,000 troops to the virus and how many are going to bring it home? We never colonized Africa. Why cant we just stay the HELL out of there? Ron Paul was so right. Why can’t we mind our own business?
      How have we come to this state of affairs? Rhetorical Question.
      Possible answer: the Sheeple ( op.cit. Michael Savage) voted for LBJ, a majority of losers in between and their children & grandchildren elected this guy twice.
      Narcissism +Ignorance +Greed +Gullibility + Entitlement Mentality + Indifference =Total Destruction.

    • Paleoconn

      I don’t wish Africans to be exterminated. I just wish our western governments would not bring them here or accept their boats as they do in Europe.

      • angrywhiteman

        after all these years of being a “white mans burden” you STILL hold out hope?

        • Paleoconn

          OK, I wish we let the Africans alone and do not associate with them. You wish they would all die. Both are wishes. Which is more likely to materialize? Who can say

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    The time to prepare was months ago. We could have put pressure on the international community to block all travel to and from the affected areas. Instead we did nothing, with the odds of the virus spreading here increasing geometrically by the day.

    The virus has an incubation period of 21 days before the onset of symptoms. The first infected are in all likelihood already here.

    • meanqueen

      But supposedly is not transmissible until symptoms appear.

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        There has been a discussion and expressed worry that Ebola could become an airborne virus.

    • Neue Sachlichkeit

      You are terrifyingly astute and almost certainly correct. Let me guess: you don’t work for the CDC and probably make far less than you would if you did. This country. Ugh.

  • Now is the time to stay the righteous heck out of public places.

    • ElComadreja

      Don’t eat at restaurants.

      • Can’t afford that, anyway, and I also reverse-engineered my favorite restaurant dishes from places I have been.

    • Nancy

      If you’re in the Rocky Mountains, Michael, we’re coming to stay with you. 😉

    • meanqueen

      What about those of us who are doctors and nurses or who work in hospitals and clinics? I feel bad for them to have to put themselves at risk. The rest of us can avoid public places as much as possible.

      • Neue Sachlichkeit

        I don’t mean to be disrespectful–the opposite–but when you become a nurse or a doctor, you accept this as a possible outcome. NO, that does not make it okay to inflict this risk on medical personnel needlessly. That makes it doubly shameful to do so. Again I’m back to: why the unholy Hell are we allowing free travel from anywhere in Africa?

        • Epiphany Strachan

          Each time they bring an infected American back to the US for treatment I cringe. If you are such an humanitarian to help the 3rd world sludge then stay there and die with the 3rd world sludge- don’t risk infecting your own people. obama is sending troops to help “his” people, so we’re screwed. And let me say this- I am an ER nurse, when it shows up in my ER, AS PLANNED by the powers that be, I won’t be there- and I’m not alone. As a nurse of 18 years I am very aware of the risks and what is expected of me, but I won’t be a victim to an orchestrated crisis. If I’m going to die helping the sick- they will be my own. (Just so you know…the patients in my ER are about 68% or more black. I know guys- no comment needed.)

  • Bobbala

    All the preparation is done. It’s been imported from across the Atlantic Ocean. Let nature take her course.

    Now, about paying for your treatment …

  • John Smith

    I don’t know if this will pass the moderation chopping block, but I wonder if there aren’t people who are hoping this plague will swarm Africa, but be contained in Western countries with an advanced medical infrastructure.

    Kinda like “wishing” a massive earthquake and tsunami would hit Africa (instead of Indonesia or Japan)

    • IstvanIN

      There sure are.

    • Like the equivalent of a sickle cell epidemic?
      Oh the horror!

    • Lion’s Mane

      I don’t wish evil on any living thing per se. But I am deeply saddened and certainly shocked that I live under a government that does not protect my health and safety concerns — my being the American citizen, not just myself — as is its duty. The government is insane: they are senselessly inviting crime and plague into nations just for politically correct reasons. They want to weaken and exploit and enslave the native population. It’s pure evil. Our leaders are evil in their thoughts and intentions — though for many of them it may reduce to supreme ignorance and stupidity.

      BTW, Bubonic Plague — the Black Death — still exists and is present in Arizona, USA at this very moment. If this ancient virus ever mutated, there could easily be an outbreak of this dreadful disease as well.

      • Neue Sachlichkeit

        I like your bluntness and your open eyes. Yes, I am well aware I’m a slave already. That doesn’t mean I’m happy about it or intend to go quietly. The Black Death haunts me and has since I learned what it was. You are terrifyingly correct that it’s been found in AZ and elsewhere, and I hope you do not prove to be any more prophetic.

    • TotallyPeeved

      I am always wishing a massive earthquake and tsunami would hit indonesia. It’s a pisslamic hell hole that gave us obola. And those that believe our “advanced medical infrastructure” will save us obviously have not spent any time in hospitals watching the cluster fucks that are the keystone kops in scrubs.

      • Max

        Indeed, much of medical practice is carried out by vibrant minorities and spoilt marginally-competent whites with little work ethic thanks to the prevailing culture.

    • Earl Turner

      Something tells me China isn’t shedding any tears over a bunch of Africans dying of Ebola. Europeans have tried for centuries to civilize that resource-rich land of primitive apes but our own weakness has turned that continent into the source of the biological weapon that is destroying our society.

      China has no such weakness. Say what you will about them, but they don’t take the s**t that we take. Their survival instinct overpowers any hint of guilt when it comes to dealing with an inferior species.

      Let China deal with Africa. It will be interesting to watch.

      • John Smith

        Bravo. Well said.

        I think your analysis could be extended to m easterners, other asians, hispanics, indians; basically the whole non-white (non-african) world.

        Unless foolish whites get over our out-group altruism fetish, we are doomed; especially as our numbers continue to plummet.

        Worldwide, we simply cannot expect a place at the table happily provided by a benevolent non-white majority. It simply won’t happen; we’ll be devoured.

    • LossyCompression

      It’s one thing to desire the preservation of one’s racial identity and culture in one’s own land (Europe, North America, Australia).
      It’s a completely different thing to wish upon the death of millions of innocent people who haven’t done a single thing to you.
      I’m no stranger to some of the more extreme comments on this site (I mean, I expect that) when it is deserved (like in cases of heinous minority crimes).
      However this kind of commenting is a bit low for Amreners who I’ve come to respect for holding civil arguments and making really solid arguments that further their cause.
      You’re basically going to give your opponents more ammunition against you and even worse scare away people who were basically sitting on the fence about becoming legitimate followers of this site.

    • Neue Sachlichkeit

      So far it has passed the bloody chunk of wood, and I hope it continues to do so. Such a hope would be a very sane and reasonable Darwinian response (FOR ONCE) to this situation. I hope your “shameful” wish is granted.

    • OS-Q

      If Africans weren’t being imported to Europe, Australia, and America and being used as weapons against us, I would wish them well in their home countries. I would even consider helping them reach civilization to be a noble cause, despite the futility of it.

  • IstvanIN

    Ebola is like HIV: difficult to catch, limited to specific populations and activities, and easily avoided. It is very self-limiting. And besides, the world is overpopulated.

    • SentryattheGate

      Nigeria alone, for example, is expected to have 1 billion people by 2050 (in an area the size of Texas), replacing the US as the world’s 3rd most populous country!

    • Neue Sachlichkeit

      I devoutly hope you are correct, but the amount of…..let’s say interaction….we are encouraged to engage in, and the “YOU ARE A BAD PERSON IF YOU REFUSE THIS,” and the flat out SABOTAGE of any safety measures by “our” governments…I’m worried, I’ll say it that way. Very worried.

  • dd121

    This one is a no brainer. Don’t let Americans, Europeans or anybody from a civilized country in or out of the black hole called Africa.

    • B.A_2014

      Not only that, we shouldn’t be wasting money on trying to find a cure. I think the brilliant African scientists will whip up a cure soon enough.

      • MooTieFighter

        Exactly, We are constantly being told how bright Africans are. Let’s see.

      • I sure a poultice of dung will turn this around.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Don’t worry, the U.S. Government has everything under control…

      200 million or so fewer Americans = less global warming, reduced carbon emissions, less money spent on medicare, education and food stamps, cleaner water, more employment and a better quality of life for everyone left.

      Perfect final solution for world peace.

      • dd121

        Very nice creative thinking.

      • SentryattheGate

        And it’s another way to “Save” Social Security!

    • Ograf

      Wait ! We have to allow any White liberals who love everyone go in to work as health care workers. Just don’t allow them to come home . Wouldn’t it be nice ?

  • B.A_2014

    I thought the US government had everything under control. Maybe not.

    • Max

      The ONLY thing they have under control is white middle-class workers.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    ’ll take Ebola for $500, Alex:

    “This will be used to take care of elderly medical costs and baby boomer social security over the next several decades.”

    Answer: What is Ebola?

    Correct, Bon.

    Ebola patients are being flown in for distribution across every community in America:

    Ebola evacuations to US greater than previously known

    An undisclosed number of people who’ve been exposed to the Ebola virus — not just the four patients publicly identified with diagnosed cases — have been evacuated to the U.S. by an air ambulance company contracted by the State Department.

    “We moved a lot of other people who had an exposure event,” said Dent Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air Group…..

    Thompson told Yahoo News: ‘I’m not allowed to talk about it.’

    Eeeee-bolllll-aaaaaa. Bring out yer dead!!

  • A Freespeechzone

    Perhaps there is something we’re not being told about the transmission of Ebola….

    I don’t see a ton of immigrants all of a sudden from Africa….oh, wait, our southern border is wide open…..

    • Neue Sachlichkeit

      Those are all children looking for a better life! Why do you hate children? (Okay, that’s as much as I could manage, I’m gagging now….)

  • AmericanCitizen

    I wonder if the time will come in my life when Africa contributes something other than disease and viruses to the rest of the world.

    If all races are equal and have equal ability, how come Africa is such a backwards continent? Not country, Continent – an entire landmass filled with blacks and they’ve managed to barely attain the living standards we surpassed in 1910. Ask an educated Liberal Progressive and you’ll get an hour long speech on racism. Look at some photos and you will understand real quick what the problem is – the people who live there.

    • IstvanIN

      Actually they haven’t hit 1910. What little modern infrastructure they have they inherited from the British, Portuguese, French, Belgians and Afrikaners and they can not even maintain that. Their streets are open sewers and it doesn’t bother them. Their children run around half-naked and uneducated and that is OK. The men are useless layabouts and drunks, and they are OK with that. There are no sanitation or social reform movements. They have contributed nothing to the last 3000 years of technological progress. Take away Western support and those countries would devolve even faster than they have already. They would look like something out of a 1930s Tarzan movie faster than you can say Jack Robinson.

      • SentryattheGate

        Sounds like what my husband said after his stint in the Peace Corps, in Liberia, of all places!

        • OS-Q

          I’ve heard it described as “digging toilets for people too lazy to dig them for themselves”

  • Chip Carver

    I did say a while back that it was feasible the folks in charge were setting everything up in order to make their intentional release of Ebola, or something claimed to be Ebola, look like it entered the US via some vacation foul up, or via an ill medical worker, or you name any number of nefarious scenarios. Seems like that idea is way out there, but look around us.

  • Max

    Thought: What say we STOP immigration from Africa or citizens of any African nation no matter their current residence?

    • Alexandra1973

      I really think TPTB want it here.

      Sometimes people do something so incredibly stupid that you can’t help but wonder if it was actually intentional.

  • relanorma

    My Ebola checklist:
    – Not my people (check)
    – Don’t share my ideals (check)
    – Not a concern for the west except for preventing the infected from entry (check).

    • Neue Sachlichkeit

      Unfortunately they are NOT preventing the infected from entry, in any way, or apparently even trying to.

  • Neue Sachlichkeit

    Why. (head plus desktop) WHY WHY WHY why in the fourletterword, are we not PREVENTING TRAVEL FROM WEST ………..from AFRICA TO THE US?

    Did somebody make logical behavior illegal while I wasn’t looking?

    Actually, that would explain quite a lot…..

  • Neue Sachlichkeit

    Ain’t THAT the ridiculous utter truth.

  • scutum

    We are now sending 3000 members of the armed forces to Africa to “fight” Ebola. I am telling you this country need to break-up and the sane sections of the country need to leave the psychos on the east and west coast to their own devices. We don’t need them we have warm water ports on the Gulf of Mexico. The people in DC are literally insane, they think they can send 3000 people into the middle of this epidemic and still contain it so it won’t spread to the continental US. Good Luck!

    • I did not know that it was possible to fight a virus with rifles, grenades and tanks.

      • Malgus


        Africa is probably howling for us to “do something”. The best thing to do – for US – is shut down all travel to and from any infected area and just let it burn itself out.

        Unfortunately, sending 3000 troops is just asking for disaster. Life is dangerous enough, but there are things you can do to minimize your risks. Like, don’t go poking a bear with a pointy stick…

        This… is poking a bear. A big, nasty, ill-tempered bear… and it will not end well.

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

    Since Obama is now sending U.S. troops to “fight ebola” it is a guarantee that an outbreak will occur in the U.S.

  • Adolf Verloc

    The biggest worry is that the virus will make the jump to droplet infection, enabling it to spread like flu. Right now, it seems to need direct contact with blood or vomit or the consumption of infected animals. From what I’ve read, filoviruses mutate readily and a droplet-infective version is not far-fetched. If it comes to pass, the best way to prepare is to rent the DVD for “12 Monkeys.”

  • angrywhiteman

    can we trade Obama and his legions for ebola?

  • AmericanCitizen

    Why stop there? While they’re at it why don’t they take credit for the Renaissance, the airplane, and nuclear physics too?