Ebola in Morristown
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southern pride

Morristown, TN

#1 Jul 31, 2014
Thank you for watching your colleague die with Ebola in Africa.. Thanks for getting on a plane to Knoxville with Probley over 200 people and landing at the airport and driving to your morristown home... I'm sure u didn't stop anywhere for gas or food.. Right??? And a big thank you for being " quarantined" in your home in Morristown... and a big thank you for getting on CW20 and telling us how lucky we are we can get treatment here in the US.. Only one problem I have is.. It's Not curable!! There is No treatment!!!.. We are not all retired doctors with buckets of money and Medicare to pay for our treatment in ICU.. This is BS
lutkhg

Morristown, TN

#2 Jul 31, 2014
What r u talking about. Please speak English and explain your post

Since: Jun 14

Dandridge, Tn

#3 Aug 1, 2014
6 News Anchor/Reporter
KNOXVILLE (WATE)- An East Tennessee doctor treating Ebola patients in West Africa has just returned home after being evacuated by the aid group he was working for. The CDC issued a new warning Thursday advising Americans to avoid non-essential travel to the region.

Related story: US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

Dr. Alan Jamison is a retired pediatrician from Morristown. He flew in from Liberia Wednesday night and is now quarantined at his home, waiting to see if he shows any symptoms of the deadly virus.

Ebola now has been blamed for more than 700 deaths in four West African countries, the worst outbreak in history. Dr. Jamison arrived in Liberia to treat patients on July 7, only to be pulled out this week for his own safety.

The pictures of dying patients and doctors in head to toe protective suits are alarming. The fatality rate for Ebola in West Africa right now is about 60 percent.

"It's quite traumatic. I do come to tears when a patient dies or when I have to speak with the family and counsel them after the death of a loved one," Dr. Jamison told us through Skype.

He has traveled to disaster zones all over the world since he retired five years ago. When he got the call to treat Ebola patients in Liberia, he didn't hesitate.

"It's something that I do. It's part of my life," he said.

Dr. Jamison was working in the same hospital Ebola unit as American Dr. Kent Brantly, who is now fighting the deadly disease himself in Liberia.
Related story: Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

"The risk was becoming greater and greater, and the concern is if I were to contract the infection while I was there, I would not have facilities available for a better level of treatment that are available in the United States," he said.

The group Dr. Jamison was volunteering with, Medical Teams International, decided to pull him out of the danger zone.

"I felt like I'd left things undone," he said.

Dr. Jamison says the American health care system is well-prepared to treat any signs of Ebola that might surface in this country.

"The people in the United States should be very thankful for the blessings that they have. It's a great deal different in other parts of the world. I don't believe fear of the Ebola should be something that prevents people in the United States from going about their daily lives," he said.
Dr. Jamison says his temperature was taken at the airport before he was allowed to leave the country. He says he's feeling fine so far, but he is in contact with the CDC and will remain quarantined at home for the next week and a half. That will make 21 days since he last treated a confirmed Ebola patient, the maximum incubation period.

Ebola has no vaccine and no specific treatment. It can't be spread through casual contact or breathing the same air. It requires direct contact with bodily fluids. The World Health Organization says patients are only contagious once they start showing symptoms.
mustsay

Morristown, TN

#4 Aug 1, 2014
I just read this story from a post on facebook and I really wanted to post to that person, a friend of this doctor, my concerns that I WISH he had flown elsewhere instead of returning home until he KNEW for sure he was not contagious.
Ebola is a killer

Morristown, TN

#5 Aug 1, 2014
He is selfish! He didn't and doesn't care that he may have infected people coming back to the United States, much less Morristown residents! And how can he really isolate himself at home? Really! What about his urine it goes into the sewer and where does it travel too? That is a body fluid! Hello, he wanted to be here in case he gets Ebola so he can be treated! Again I say selfish!
Realist

Morristown, TN

#7 Aug 1, 2014
Ebola is not contagious until the fever starts. It is more difficult to pass from person to person than AIDS. Get a freaking grip, this man was trying to help people in need.
Morristown boy69

United States

#8 Aug 1, 2014
Ebola is a killer wrote:
He is selfish! He didn't and doesn't care that he may have infected people coming back to the United States, much less Morristown residents! And how can he really isolate himself at home? Really! What about his urine it goes into the sewer and where does it travel too? That is a body fluid! Hello, he wanted to be here in case he gets Ebola so he can be treated! Again I say selfish!
maybe you need to be educated on how it is spread!!!! Really? Your worried about his piss??? Sounds as though someone pissed in your Cheerious at breakfast...lol
Morristown boy69

United States

#9 Aug 1, 2014
Realist wrote:
Ebola is not contagious until the fever starts. It is more difficult to pass from person to person than AIDS. Get a freaking grip, this man was trying to help people in need.
thank god someone knows what their talking about!!! Thank you!
Dr j

Morristown, TN

#10 Aug 1, 2014
I have always thought very highly of dr Jamison. He is a WONDERFUL dr! He is the farthest thing from selfish!
Sinner By Grace

Morristown, TN

#11 Aug 1, 2014
Why is God punishing Christian missionaries with Ebola?!?!
Morristown boy69

United States

#12 Aug 1, 2014
Sinner By Grace wrote:
Why is God punishing Christian missionaries with Ebola?!?!
there is no god ... this proves my point!! Atheist all the way!
Trevor Phillips

United States

#13 Aug 1, 2014
I'm going to pay a bunch Mexicans to go to his house and suck him off so they can contract the Ebola virus then I'm gonna send em back down to Mexico to infect the rest of the leaches . Or we could divert all the new wave of illegals to Africa instead of morristown . Illegal immigration problem solved!
Trevor Phillips

United States

#14 Aug 1, 2014
Or better yet! That dr should have flown to Mexico first and porked ever chicka in every ho house in Mexico City . Then maybe the US would quarantine Mexico .
Tennessee resident

Bristol, TN

#15 Aug 1, 2014
In all honesty I don't think the c.d.c knows how the virus is spread. Think about it. The Dr's were dressed in head to toe protective gear and still two of the Dr's contracted the virus and are fighting for their lives.
Tennessee resident

Bristol, TN

#16 Aug 1, 2014
I'm thankful I wasn't on the plane with that Dr! I can't imagine what all the people who were are
going through!going
Tennessee resident

Bristol, TN

#17 Aug 1, 2014
And I wonder did the Dr wear protective gear on the plane? I hope he did. He wore it over there to protect himself did he wear it coming home to protect America? I pray that when the Dr's time on this earth is up that he's still know as a great humanitarian and not the man who murdered most if not all od America.
Morristown boy69

United States

#18 Aug 2, 2014
Tennessee resident wrote:
And I wonder did the Dr wear protective gear on the plane? I hope he did. He wore it over there to protect himself did he wear it coming home to protect America? I pray that when the Dr's time on this earth is up that he's still know as a great humanitarian and not the man who murdered most if not all od America.
I'm sure he was naked!! Lol .... I can't beleive people can be so ignorant...what do you think???
lmao

Dalton, GA

#19 Aug 2, 2014
I'm a lot more worried about what all these illegals here are bring to east Tennessee. After all most work in factories dealing with food or in.restaurants handling food also.
BFREE

United States

#20 Aug 2, 2014
IT IS CURABLE:
https://duckduckgo.com/l/...
SO STOCK UP!
Only one problem I have is.. It's Not curable!! There is No treatment!!!.. We are not all retired doctors with buckets of money and Medicare to pay for our treatment in ICU.. This is BS
interesting

Morristown, TN

#21 Aug 2, 2014
If people were HALF as concerned about the drug problem in Morristown maybe it might be solved.
Stay away from his house and don't worry so much about Ebola. Over half this town is on drugs.

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