OKLAHOMA CITY – A patient at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, who was being monitored for possible symptoms of Ebola, is not likely to have the virus, Health Department officials confirmed Friday morning.
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, a patient who was exhibiting possible Ebola symptoms arrived at the Deaconess Hospital Thursday night.
Deaconess Hospital contacted the State Health Department after reporting the possibility of an Ebola patient to the CDC.
Officials said the patient has not traveled to West Africa and has not been in contact with anyone who has the Ebola virus. The patient reportedly said they had contact with someone who visited Africa, but it was not from one of the three “hot spots.”
The hospital screened the patient, and both the hospital and the CDC determined the patient has not been exposed to Ebola, and that Ebola testing was not warranted. So the patient is being taken out of isolation, and the hospital is looking for other causes of symptoms.
Deaconess Hospital released the following statement concerning the case,
“Deaconess Hospital has assessed a patient with symptoms that could be associated with Ebola. Following a careful and thorough review of the patient’s symptoms, risk factors and test results, the Department of Health and the CDC have determined that the patient has not been exposed to Ebola. Erring on the side of public safety, the hospital followed all appropriate protocol set forth by the CDC and we are pleased that our staff and processes worked appropriately. The hospital appreciates the cooperation and support of public health authorities. Deaconess is dedicated to providing patients with high quality care in a safe environment.”
Governor Mary Fallin issued the following statement after Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City confirmed a patient being monitored for Ebola-like symptoms was not at risk of contracting the virus.
“I am relieved – as is everyone – that the sick patient at Deaconess Hospital is not at risk for the Ebola virus.
“My thanks go out to the staff at Deaconess for their professionalism and their preparation. Oklahoma health care professionals know that Ebola is a risk. They are trained to respond to Ebola threats, to treat Ebola patients and to isolate and contain any infectious diseases.
Today that training paid off. Hospital officials coordinated with the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control to ensure all proper protocols and safety precautions were followed. Should this have been Ebola, the disease would have been properly isolated and treated.
The state of Oklahoma has put in place a robust set of procedures in the unlikely event we do have an Oklahoman get sick with the Ebola virus. Health officials have been working non-stop with Oklahoma health care providers and entities to ensure we are ready for any potential Ebola-linked threat.”
There are currently no patients identified as Ebola threats in the state of Oklahoma.
On Friday, October 3, 2014, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier ruling tat struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban. just days after the new ruling, many same-sex couples rushed out to get their marriage licenses. Oklahoma is a state of many different religious views and opinions. Where it all comes down to is. Homosexuality is not a civil right. The Homosexual Movement piggyback of the hard work of the black civil rights struggle. Before 1974 Homosexual was consider a mental disorder according the DSM, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder. What’s so interesting about this is that the removal of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses was not triggered by some scientific breakthrough. There was no new fact or set of facts that stimulated this major change. It was the simple fact that Homosexual people started to complaint. With this outcry they began to make themselves heard. And the APA reacted. And with a reason. They realized intuitively that a protracted battle would have drawn increasing attention. The Gay compromise of 1974 paved way for the increasing demand for equal rights. which is doing more harm than good to our youth………..to be continue.
This recipe is a great salad for a barbecue and works especially well with grilled meats. You could even use roasted vegetables if you wish.
Takes about 5 minutes.
Makes a about 4 helpings. Make time 15 minutes.
800 ml vegetable stock
400 g couscous
50 g sultanas
50 g currants
½ bunch mint
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
50 g dried tomatoes, in oil, roughly chopped
1 red capsicum, washed, halved, deseeded and chopped
1 green capsicum, washed, halved, deseeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.
Standing time: 10 minutes
Pour the vegetable stock into a saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat and pour in the couscous, sultanas and currants. Leave to stand for about 10 minutes. Fluff the grains with a fork.
Roughly chop the mint. To make a dressing, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice and oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add to the dried tomato, capsicum and onion, and toss to combine.
Mix in the couscous, add the mint and serve.
Despite the cloudy Sunday evening, Hundreds of people stood in front of the Civic Center, 201 N Walker, Oklahoma City. The black mass leader said that the purpose of the black mass was to mock the Catholic Church so that people would not be afraid of it. Many different religious groups came together in protest. Including the well known Westboro Baptist Church. WBC came to protest the protesters. One of WBC members shouted from a megaphone, that Catholic Church were idols worshippers and that they were child molesters. Which the Vatican tries to conceal. The Hebrew Israelites Marched in stomping and yelling. They read from the Kings bible and tried convince the African Americans and the Latinos that they were the true Israelites. Many Caucasians didn’t take to kind to that message. One Caucasian lady tried to put her hands on on one of the Israelites head. The woman had a look on here face like how dare you tell her that her Jesus is black. Oklahoma City Atheist’s group questioned the traditional belief system of the protesters denying God and make statements such as God must have got bored when he created people. And that the god of the bible was a rapist for get a child pregnant white his son. There was some truth hidden in all the confusion and change to suite people’s belief system. Religion Is a tool and can be used to destroy and separate people. Two black people with the same problem arguing about Jesus and Moses. That one is more right than other. Religion must be done away with if we are to go forward as a people. Religion is a blinding force that teaches blind submission and breeds hatred towards other people.
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