LONG ISLAND HAS UNKNOWN RESPIRATORY OUTBREAK OF UNKNOWN PATHOGEN!
I don't want to prematurely sound an alarm but I feel this is worth
I am a nurse on Long Island and since Thanksgiving we have had 3 cases of
an unknown, pneumonia-like respiratory infection. These infections are
extremely virulent and rapidly progreses from a minor cough to high fevers
and pulmonary congestion.
The latest case went from a cough to fever in 24 hours. As of last night
the patient was sent from respiratory isolation to ICU and was intubated
and placed on a ventilator. He is a relatively young man and in good
Our front line antibiotics(Vancomycin) are having no effect. The doctors
are still unsure of what this infection is.
I will update you when I am able. I am only a nurse and not a doctor but
please pray that this is not what I think it is.
Nov 28, 2012