Tony Gibson, Dr Pj Brennan, Democratic Republic Of Congo discussed on Dr. Daliah

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We're being told that there was a patient at a Philadelphia hospital being tested for Ebola. Dr PJ Brennan, the chief medical examiner at the hospital, the university of Pennsylvania. So the test for the highly contagious virus Ebola is being done out of an abundance of caution after person met screening criteria for bullets has. Now. Preliminary testing indicated that the patient has another condition, but we're not getting too many details and understandably so you know, they need privacy. I get that. Say were unsure what the of travel to a place that is currently experiencing an outbreak of the disease. The Democratic Republic Congo or did he come into contact with? Dr Brennan said proper protocols are precautions will remain in place to ensure the safety of our patients and staff the doctors that staff had received extensive training on care for patients with you boa after four cases were diagnosed in the US two thousand fourteen there were four cases that were diagnosed in the US. Remember there was one and then people transferred to us. And then I remember I just don't remember for you know, people just walking around coming in. I think there were people that were overseas came over. So it is spread through bodily fluids fatal syndromes include fever muscle pain, severe diarrhea vomiting stomach pain. So right now, the death toll is about four hundred eighty six and there are seven hundred thirty four confirmed cases of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo tips from the World Health Organization, they are expecting those numbers to rise as you know, it's been difficult to contain because people are trying to flee this military coup. That's going on over there. And they're trying to vaccinate the vaccinated thousands of ten thousand people already, but they need to vaccinate more as cases arise. The average person doesn't necessarily want to you know. Call the brigade to come in and help many of them want to stay away from outsiders, and they may not be very forthcoming with their illness. So it's a it's a big concern. So we'll keep you guys posted one eight seven seven one eight seven seven zero see the AL now, a father of four dies after having a form of man Cal disease. Now this quits Val cove, we talked about if it happens in animals has got mad cow. If it happens in humans Acuff. And did you under brain disorder caused by priante? Now priante is not a bacteria. It's not a virus. It's not a fungus. It's a priante another type of infectious element. That's very hard to attack. And unfortunately, Tony Gibson was diagnosed with he lived in Tennessee. Had two cents twins. And unfortunately, he passed away. He's thirty three years old. I'm not exactly sure how he got it. He started having signs of dementia. And then he starts to become paranoid with hallucinations and the wife took him to Vanderbilt University. And that's where he was diagnosed with it. And it, unfortunately, you know, took them within six months to a year. We don't know how we got it. So there's two sets of twins. If I find a gofundme page, I'll let you know. But this is Puerto by people magazine, and you know. This is one of you, donate blood. They always ask if you've traveled internationally or, you know, been to England during the eighties, and etc. Because if anybody had shall we say exposure to mad cow disease, and a contracted the priante then that pre-owned could unfortunately be living with you. And then unfortunately, cause a this degenerative disorder, and it can be passed to others, which is why we want to make sure that we don't pass blood products. But for the majority of us, it's really rare wants to keep you guys posted on that one eight seven seven eight one eight hundred seventy oh, see the L I, so pain pills. Listen, something that is a constant fight. Khansa struggle how to get pain medication and as we are trying to combat the opioid overdose epidemic. Legislators legislators are passing laws that go after doctors who I don't really think are the main culprit of the reason we have this problem. However, while I can't change politicians minds. Or their political agenda? And apparently, nobody's listening to the patients. Luckily, companies are trying to find other ways to treat chronic pain. So in the annals of internal medicine, there's a abstract that was released this week on a compound did pain topical cream. And they say that they're looking at the efficacy.

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