Glenn is a proud resident of Dallas, TX. He loves the people, the freedom, the community. It's a great place to be a business owner and raise a family. In fact, very little could make Glenn nervous about returning home, especially after a week in New York City and Dallas, TX. But there could be one thing. Ebola. And the first case in the U.S. just got diagnosed...in Dallas.
TheBlaze's Pete Kasperowicz, author of 'The Furnace' blog, reported:
A patient in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola, the first time the virus has been diagnosed inside the United States.
A report from Fox News said the Dallas County Health Department said the patient was recently in Africa, where the virus has claimed the lives of thousands in an epidemic that has spread across country borders.
In a late Tuesday briefing, Tom Frieden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, said he believes officials will be able to quickly minimize the spread of the virus.
In his daily briefing this morning, Glenn discussed the possibility of an Ebola outbreak in the United States.
"Who had Ebola in Dallas on the pool? Who had Ebola in Dallas?" Glenn joked. "Don’t worry, that Ebola thing, that’ll never happen. That’ll never happen. It’s fine. It’s fine. We’re going to have half a million people in Africa. It’s going to stay in the hospital or a petri dish."
Glenn recalled the story of Typhoid Mary, an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever suspected of infecting 53 people with the disease. She was forcibly isolated on an island off the coast of Manhattan and later at a New York City hospital to control the spread of infection.
"Nothing’s changed, and if you don’t think that Ebola would happen, and we wouldn’t just start fencing people up, you lose your right, you’re darn right we would, darn right we would," Glenn said.
Dan Andros, Glenn's Head Writer, was especially disturbed by the news. He said, "I'm not comfortable with the fact, here, I just moved to Texas, and I’ve seen West Nile virus. Ebola is coming here. What is with Texas and all the disease?"
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