South Florida remote, uplink studio covering the latest breaking news developments in the Ebola health scare. Our video production company based in Fort Lauderdale, welcomed back criminal defense attorney, Brian Silber who was live on Fox News’ Happening Now discussing the legal ramifications of the Ebola concern that is making news headlines when the first victim who contracted the disease, Thomas Eric Duncan, died last week after being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Brian was asked and spoke about the “legal obligations” the hospital and its healthcare workers have in caring for patients who have been infected with the Ebola virus.
Amber Vinson is the second nurse, who treated Duncan, to be infected with the Ebola virus. The day before she went to the hospital, Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas onboard a Frontier Airlines commercial flight with 132 people on board. Prior to flying, Vinson called the Centers for Disease Control and notified them that her temperature was elevated to 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. She told the CDC was boarding the flight and that she wash’t warned not to fly. Vinson was flown from Dallas to Atlanta on Wednesday night, to Emory University Hospital. Emory University Hospital has successfully treated two other patients and is currently treating a third patient, a male health care worker who was infected in Sierra Leone. The CDC is considering lowering the current fever threshold (that could signal a possible sign of Ebola), which is currently listed at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
The CDC is currently reaching out to all the passengers who were onboard the Frontier Airlines flight number 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth that past Monday, October 13th. That aircraft was decontaminated and now placed back in service. The Ebola concern caused President Obama to cancel several of his scheduled trips and fly back to Washington to coordinate with White House agencies on the government’s response to the epidemic.