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  1. EBOLA: CBS's Paul Murnane Outside Bellvue Hosp in NYC

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014

    Doctor Craig Spencer is the fourth Ebola patient in the US the first in New York City. Joining us live on the WB and lifeline Palmer name from WCBS 880 in New York City outside Bellevue hospital Powell good morning. Good morning what we know about doctor Spencer was that he was out late. As Wednesday. Aldo on the he would come back to new York city of the added in October. And he had not been exhibiting. These victims of Ebola though he had been feeling tired it was yesterday morning Thursday morning. In which he. Was taking a temperature he saw that is spike to 103. He was this feeling sick. He called we here Doctors Without Borders that's the group he had been working or in West Africa before coming back to New York City. And that set in motion the what's described as an. Careful that a protocol. Of dealing with and transporting. Outpaced doctor. From his home in upper Manhattan to be isolation ward here at Bellevue hospital. Paul is our understanding that two the doctor also has been around. Manhattan. And here in this period went bowling we understand you rode the subway. And these areas being scrubbed our lot. Interesting a lie and it didn't get a got a wrinkle your nose and into little bit when you see that as spokesman for the FDA. You're New York City in the daily news this morning it saying that they're the agency at this series and here now and I'll quote. Dealing with everything from influenza a west island cabling. Potentially. Infectious waste on the subway. Like up blood and vomit and you're in the so unfair reviewing their plan they're in contact with the help expert they say and their labor organizations you know he was not the one. BL and the A train. He also used the movers cart circuit. To go to a bowling Alley in the the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. They had been in contact with the driver of that car according to help officials they consider him to be at the low risk. A transmission. But we also see that up. They have been in contact with him and quarantine are Spencer's beyoncé. And they didn't know that talking with to a distress. New York city's mayor and Governor Cuomo held a news conference last night and basically they were saying that the city. Is ready for this right they've been waiting finance. Yet governor almost bet it is New York City this is something that if you didn't make anyone necessarily by surprise. We have the international airports surrounding the city. Newark and at JFK. It's the center for international medicine. Our doctor Spencer was in Guinea oh wit that Doctors Without Borders. Key it's that could be a specialist in international. Emergency medicine. He works at. New York presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center sound out of the hospital saying in the statement. That he had not seen any patient. And had not been back to work that he came back to New York City on October 17. Paul how equipped is build your hospital handled it. Bellevue is it's a renowned resource in New York City or. Medical emergencies. I was surprised they ante up and a news conference over here a couple of weeks ago which they brought out the medical cheap and help out corporation which is the city public health that from the hospital here. Gates surprised that by saying that they had four. Rooms opt for and root for isolation that didn't seem like very much they told to rip and a very quickly. And then we were brought over to an isolation room that's off the emergency room ER. And they'll abuse the medical chief. Which showed me and some of the reporters other protective gear that. Believe that the stat here. I can aware. We're hearing that under these protocols that we used to transport and street yesterday that. The people who responded we're used to bring in your ability. They were sprayed down and they're protected year with a mixture including Leach and then their work cut out. They're protective gear and the ambulance that was used to bring Spencer to Bellevue and the ties that he was brought. It's still early in the morning but. Powell New Yorkers reacting think they'll be a drop off an end subway travel today here. And I think that's the question I'm in the Governor Cuomo is going to be on the network morning shows. More I think that I'm that they want showed that. You know they're taking steps. And they want to emphasize the message that other risk that Ebola. In the general public got its low. The question is are people going to area I'm due later. Do beer they're they're daily thing you didn't talk to people bid that there is some concern. And I told you about that news conference to build you a while back at a PG city. He came out and pull this through all the reporters that. Yeah we understand the anxiety that you know we're in the middle of the story we don't really know exactly how this thing is going to end. So it authorities understanding anxiety. And and regret the see what today that it bobbled a these brain in terms of how. New Yorkers react to that. Paul we're glad you could join us this morning thank you so much. Great that's Palmer name from WCBS 880 in New York City outside Bellevue hospital.

  2. More with Dr. Brahm Segal on Ebola

    Fri, 24 Oct 2014

    The New York City doctor are receiving specialized treatment dollar billion hospital after testing positive for a bullet. WB on Tuesday Google has the latest on this confirmed case of new York and John it's significant because obviously of New York city's population density. You know the word at all right now can spread fear that it's here in New York it's. More Governor Cuomo last night joined with other health officials to address the issue Europeans against place. A lot of people on top of each other but Cuomo saying that because station Craig Spence it was a doctor and took his temperature twice today watching percent of since coming back from Africa. The risk is there for a low. New York City health commissioner Bassett says though there's another issue here. That during that time. That the patient was home before he became sick he did leave his apartment he went on a three mile jog. We know that he's ridden on the date change. The number one train the L thing we're still. Getting more information about this but we note that yesterday that he went to bowling Alley and Williamsburg. He was feeling well at that time. Or bowlers from that facility Aaron quarantine New York City as what they call it disease detectives out and about tracing his travels. And at least one of those bowlers is in quarantine with him at Bellevue the other is at home Genesis. Okay Dave thank you for that doctor brand Siegel is with us in studio this morning. Chief of infectious disease at Roswell park cancer institute and we're taking your questions for doctor Siegel under text line at 30930. And at news radio 930 and Twitter and also on her FaceBook page to. Doctor Siegel of one question has come and shouldn't this doctor has tested positive for evil and before you came back to the US even though he wasn't symptomatic. Now and that's one of limitations that would be great if we have a test. That we could administer let's say where it win win travelers come back to a US hobby airport. That would predict that they would develop. Ebola disease. It in the near future in a week or ten days. And that does not exist so the testing. That we leave that that that is done for Ebola is only once someone has become ill in a lit up the development temperature first was that the first signed. Usually fevers the first time in that first time it's a flu like illness so it kind of comes together. That fever muscle aches headaches and gastrointestinal symptoms usually kind of comes together at that time. It is possible to detect the virus. Is a test coming like that it could tell us whether or not your carrier for Ebola not. No I have heard no. No information. That there would be a test and you would be actually the ideal test. That would say you've been exposed to Ebola and here is your risk for developing over the next. Couple weeks I know of no test that can do that we have vaccines for just about everything. Doctors legal one not some one help us. After what that's done and West Africa in the past almost forty years. Well we might that we don't have there are vaccine candidates we certainly don't have one right now. But our researcher and I am pro research and add to a large extent our ability. As as a country to develop vaccines for things like Ebola. Dot and other infectious diseases or even vaccines against cancer. Which is a major interest area of interest at Roswell park. It depends on. Researchers who are committed. To doing the work and public policy that that funds the work. How soon are far far away are we from a vaccine. Have no idea about that I I know that there are. We're right now. Way we treat he'll people with the ball as what we call support of cares there's nothing specific that we use against the virus. We controlled the the illness OK so lungs failed we put them on events later the kidneys fail dialysis. In terms of specific. Mitt medications from either vaccines are antibodies. That are that that are targeted towards the virus that is the at a very early stage of development. So. It's it's nothing that could be used off the shelf right now. People are wondering. How does this virus. Mutate and that's the right or you know we know the virus was discovered some forty years ago. In West Africa in a cave. It was brought to the US the virus was brought to the USA. Almost forty years ago to a laboratory. In Reston Virginia another virus they believe that the time was cured by monkeys and bats as any of this read his research changed any of this. Is he acts yet well. I Ebola existed before forty years ago but the first recognized out operate right. Was in the Ebola river area are and key in the in the Congo. In terms of the rest then. The Reston in. Incident I believe what happened. Is that you had Ebola infected monkeys are price meats or brought. They were brought to Virginia not specifically steady ball up but they beat these animals became very ill. And Ebola can. I can in fact. Prime mates nine prime meats such as monkeys and even fruit bats that are are endemic to Africa. So when these are old world monkeys came to Virginia to evade to the surprise of the researchers they were actually diagnosed with Ebola. Mean they became very ill and for evaluation showed that they had Ebola. Fortunately to my knowledge there was no monkey to T human transmission. To my knowledge it it it was caught early but he it goes to show that you know there is there's different potential reservoirs. In which. In which people can exist it's not unique to humans. It's OK another question has come in this morning we did address this a little while ago I think it's worth bringing back up. If you come in contact with bodily fluids is that enough to be infected or does it have to sign an entry into the body like on a cut or something like that. The exposure. It it doesn't have to do occur through a cut so that that's. It can occur through mucous membrane exposure. Eight again these parties. Fluid particles can be very small so it can be swallowed it could be exposure to the mouth exposure to the eyes. In terms of skin contact there could be what's called micro operations that are very tiny you don't seek. So the people who would have required. Eight people let's not as if they had an open cut during that era. If it can indeed penetrate mucous membranes. And skin exposure when there's an intensive bodily floats food exposure over skin that can that that can also be a way that it's transmitted. That's very different. That's very different than I shaking hands or cough or sneeze we're talking about someone a patient who is very ill. Who is excoriating the virus through many different ways including bleeding. You're in diarrhea and sat truck and then you have people who are in close contact with that person that is the most common way it would be transmitted to health care. Okay and more coming up with a lower in studio guest doctor brand Segal chief of infectious disease at Roswell Park Cancer Institute doctor singles also professor. In the UB department of medicine in the school of medicine and bio chemical sciences. And a doctor Siegel we were just talking about how you get people and here's another question honest to what about sweat from an arm. To another term or sweat from my hand on a subway railing to someone's hand. By itself or that second person's hand to an opening on his body like eyes nose mouth or from someone with symptoms that sneezes. And someone that nearby in hails those particles. So a lot of good questions and I would. Return to what I. Sat at the opening. Let's do a thought experiment in the imagine that Ebola was transmitted that way. Through casual contact through a CD's that person may touches person be with and touches person C. What would it look like what with the spread beat it and it would look nothing like what we're seeing right now. Casual contact easy contact likely get with common respiratory of Ireland has that infections and quote unquote stomach flu were one person gets it and lots of people get it. That. It is that where that transmission it wouldn't be confined to the three countries. Where it is affected right now. On in the Sierra Leone and Liberia and Guinea. It wouldn't have been. Controlled like it was in Nigeria when they had an important case from Liberia. At the transmission would be much more rapid. Right and it would spread it would be widespread so. Everything about the epidemiology. That we're observing with the current outbreak which is much more severe than prior ones. Over a forty year period since Ebola was first described is telling us that that casual contact is not the mode of transmission. Speaking of these countries in West Africa I think it's Liberia have I'm not mistaken just made a public statement that the country is now. Ebola. Virus free tourism and the economies of these countries must be greatly impacted. People don't want. Travel there. OK so let's make. A distinction like the area with an Al is not Ebola free it's. It's. That is a cat catastrophic. Ebola outbreak that is going in Liberia. Nigeria. With an end. That is Ebola free so what happened. In with Nigeria is that over the summer there was an up imported case that. A passenger flown from Liberia to Lagos the capital of Nigeria. He had become ELP it's spreading to others a total of money. Patience with in Nigeria. Acquired the disease they mobilized after a lapse they mobilized their public health. Resource is a again Nigeria but it it is a wealthy country with the health care infrastructure. And they were able to control the epidemic so that the last case of Ebola. In Nigeria. Occurred. More than six weeks ago so based on the known incubation period. Com Ebola that is now being called disease for you just mentioned they were able to control the virus. If they can control. The virus. To an extent why can't they develop a vaccine to prevent it. I selects a little little let me explain how they control the pain control that through infection control. They control that through our contact tracing for isolation. Not through any medicine in me would be the best thing if we had an anti viral medicine like we have for influenza. That we can give to people that does not exist so the way they control it is through. Infection control methods not through and not through a vaccine or a new anti viral agent. We're talking about the first Ebola case in New York City with doctor brand Siegel. In studio this morning chief of infectious disease at Roswell Park Cancer Institute he's also professor and UB department of medicine and the school of medicine and biomedical sciences. Doctor Segal if you were in New York City. Would you take the subway today in fact would you take the eight train which this doctor took just the other day. Absolutely yes I was. I was a med student. Several many years ago it AM New York City so I'm used to be a train and if I were there. I would not hesitate to do so again would you troubled West Africa to help this year. Very good question so. I have a full time job but Russell park right now so I I don't have I don't have a plan and don't have a plan to. Go to the West African areas that are affected. When we is a term West Africa it it's three countries that are effective so we we shouldn't even West Africa is very very big. So I it's the three countries that of that that are affected. I I personally I don't have a plan needs to go to. West Africa. As it as an aid worker I would say that. Might my expertise as an infectious disease specialist would would not be of great value. Because we don't have specific antibiotics. Anti viral to give. The people who are most suited to help are those that have experience working in the field out there. Web experience working in in our. More resource challenged countries are poor countries that lack the infrastructure. And basically giving the support of care so Doctors Without Borders where this doctor had. Had joined the day and other organizations. Are really the ones where best qualified to deliver care fight decide to go there. I would need to be trained by them. And terms of giving the support of care with out the infrastructure that I'm used to it Roswell park. And that makes sense but here's another question of which I think is an interest in Gary interest in question. You say asymptomatic people do not need to be quarantined. Then why is this doctors fiance to friends and a bowler now quarantined wired they'd just been told the monitor their temperatures what's the difference. Very good questions of the first I would say when the term quarantine is news I am not sure it's being used sort of loosely. Or in a strictly when I think of scoring team it means. You are at home so we were going to be quarantined in this studio room means we're staying here. And I I don't know if that level of of quarantine is being applied or is it's it's a term that's being used a little bit more. More loosely in the press. I can tell you that from federal. Guidelines. Popcorn team is. It is what we would not be advice for people. Who are are asymptomatic even with a known. In bowl exposure and then if we look at the if bola exposes that occur. Obviously the greatest storm would be his girlfriend. I would make a distinction between household member a close friend like a girlfriend. First is someone bowling in the next Alley. But the bowler is beyond me I can't understand why our enough that's a self imposed quarantine or. Or or whether the local or state officials are going way beyond federal guidelines. You may have heard Governor Cuomo whose warnings say just the mention. Of the workable. Frightens a lot of people. Two people in buffalo right now have anything to worry about. People in buffalo should be concerned about global. Crises. Like Ebola global met. You know medical catastrophes. Whether it's an Ebola outbreak or tsunami. Or at an earthquake we should absolutely be concerned in terms of our own risk for infection which is a separate question. As I said before. I do expect cases of Ebola to be sporadic Lee imported to the United States at. More so when in the major cities like New York City that than buffalo but. We can have people in buffalo. Who may want to go to an Ebola affected area and offer their services right. Scioscia was in association with Doctors Without Borders or other groups. We can imagine that it's this that there can be imported cases of Ebola. Anywhere throughout the country and but again I'm I mentioned the word sporadic several times sporadic meaning isolated. Not that this is gonna lead to to an outbreak here in the United States but we have to have an infrastructure that we recognize. Early cases of Ebola that we're monitoring cases that are imported. And that we have reasonable infection control precautions so that they remain. Isolated another great question the infected patients. Must be having gastrointestinal symptoms at home before entering hospitals. With that said is the water treatment system in the US equipped to filter the Ebola Virus in the patients flashed waste. Yes say it would be. The ability for Ebola to survive outside. The body is is is limited under. Ideal laboratory conditions we're actually. Intentionally. Create the conditions where the virus can survive outside the body it can survive a number of days but. When you wouldn't we are going through way a eight develop. System of of of waste removal like we have here in buffalo that is not present. In corps air ate it in in the rural areas of Liberia and Guinea. The air we have the ability that it it it's actually quite a frat child virus. And that it would be destroyed very quickly and I would have zero concern about tap water use. Where it's being transmit turns me in that fashion contrast that to assess the situation where the sewage system. He is rudimentary. Horror basically nonexistent. That is the situations we get in the poorest countries where. You can have Ebola. Being transmitted in that fashion what we call fecal oral or. You know contaminated waste that then can be transmitted. To someone else doctor we've learned a great deal from you I'm sure our listeners have to and we're grateful for you commend and thank you so much from right in our studio guest doctor brown Segal chief of infectious disease that Roswell Park Cancer Institute doctor Siegel. Also professor Liu B department of medicine in the school of medicine and biomedical sciences.

  3. Bills Preview with Murph & Kelso


    Fri, 24 Oct 2014



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Our next guest on the WB and lifeline is Erie county legislator and rest who's raising lots of questions over cell phone surveillance by the Erie county sheriff's office at. We welcome add to the WB and lifeline morning. -- What questions an end. It may may be that the biggest ones first regarding the cellphone tracking are you bring in this this hearing together for on Thursday. Yes we're -- hearing on Thursday to talk to this year as well as perhaps account executive. About what exactly is happening with this cellphone surveillance technology right now. I think the largest concerns. I have since -- many residents in -- county. -- that this technology is being used exactly what it's had its purposes are and that is sort of law enforcement and public safety and for nothing else. -- -- It doesn't sound like the sheriff's office is being accused of doing anything illegal do you suspect they are doing anything illegal. You know I at all the -- to answer in our hand in your office and everything they're doing. This hearing is going to be utilized to clarify and misinformation. That might be out there right now and also to give assurances to the residents -- -- -- That their privacy is 100%. Protected and not at risk right now. Okay why you would account executive be required to attend this meeting what what questions which you have of mr. Paul Harris. The question they'll a mr. or Paris is at the time that this technology purchased he was the county comptroller. And he was the one who in all likelihood purchased the equipment and check. And we want to talk about that process about the grant that was received proper your computer technology how the check was written. And so he can explain that further talks are so we can understand the entire aspect all -- streeters. If this equipment were purchased through a grant. Would you in the county legislature. Would would go there. With the sheriff of an obligated to notify you that he receive this grant and it was going to spend this grant. On this technology was it was a necessary recruiting of -- without your knowledge. He could've done it without our knowledge in -- that's an excellent question. -- process and there and orbited the current legislature was fully aware. Of what -- -- purchasing and declare an awkward -- 283000. Dollars and that's the time we were down forty. Aware of why would be buying just technology went to -- for Homeland Security grants. What it's intended purposes where at that time. I think on Thursday it would impede confirmation. That over the past three years this has been successful in protecting residents Erie -- And this statement here last week. He did highlights 22 successful outcomes that the technology -- and utilized war over the past three years. Including -- suicidal individuals. Partners in person -- we're located. And thirteen -- on. That we're disrupted it. So I think the residents can rest assured that this technology is being used for the right and and purposes this won't protect residents that are. Have the sheriff and county executive responded to say they'll be there Thursday. I had a conversation with this year and yes in fact she will be easier and it looks forward to this conversation Thursday clarifying and misinformation. But this time I have not heard on the executive I certainly would like to extend an open invitation to join Thursday at 11 o'clock. Ed thank you for joining us this morning we appreciate it. Thank you -- opportunity that's Erie county legislator and rest.

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