Three Days In August Turns Three Years Old Sunday

Sunday marks the third anniversary of the launch of Three Days In August, my first nonfiction book in which I chronicle the life story and wrongful prosecution of Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart.

Kelly Stewart & Toby Keith

Three years ago today, I shared the photo below which shows country music star Toby Keith, right, shaking hands with Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart at an undisclosed location in Iraq.

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Second Dallas Hospital Receives Possible Ebola Patient!

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas received its first possible Ebola patient Thursday night, a hospital spokesperson confirmed today.

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Baylor spokesperson Craig Civale confirmed during a phone conversation at 8:21 a.m. Central, that a patient arrived at the hospital around 8:30 p.m. Central Thursday. After being brought into the facility through a private entrance and put into isolation, the patient was monitored for a few hours before being transferred to Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas.

Careful not to reveal anything about the patient’s identity, Civale emphasized the patient had only screened positive (i.e., reported risk factors and showed symptoms that could indicate an infection) for Ebola, but had not yet tested positive for the virus.

If further tests reveal an infection, this patient will become the fourth Dallas-area Ebola patient to date.  The list of others includes Nina Pham, who was transferred Thursday to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and Amber Vinson, who was transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta two days ago. Both women are Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas nurses who had been involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberia native who was the first person in the United States to die from the virus.

Baylor UMCD is one of three Dallas area hospitals to have set up. Parkland Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Dallas are the other two, according to a Dallas News report ten days ago.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Stay tuned for updates if anything new develops.

UPDATE 10/17/2014 at 2:41 p.m. Central:  Baylor UMC_Dallas issued the statement below at 1:45 p.m. Central which pretty much repeats what Civela told me this morning:

Baylor Scott & White Health has not received any confirmed cases of Ebola.

A patient presented at Baylor University Medical Center Thursday evening reporting Ebola symptoms and indicated contact with someone with the disease. The patient was transferred within hours to Texas Health Presbyterian as directed by the Dallas County Health Department.

Upon arrival to Baylor University Medical Center, the patient entered the hospital through a private entrance. That entrance was then closed, and the patient was immediately isolated. While again, there is no confirmation this patient is infected with Ebola, we are following all CDC disease-containment guidelines.

UPDATE 10/17/2014 at 7:08 p.m. Central:  Boston.com reported at 6:45 p.m. tonight that the patient was released. Stay tuned for more updates as they develop.

See also: INSIDER: Ebola Fears Drive Patients From Dallas Hospital and Six Reasons to Panic.

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