Why Is The Federal Govt. Hiring “EBOLA Airport Screeners?”

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While the CDC has assured us that we don’t need to worry about Ebola here in the United States, at the same time, it seems that the government is quietly hiring people to screen for the disease at an American airport. It’s certainly not impossible that Ebola could spread to the United States. After all, the World Health Organization did declare the DRC Ebola outbreak an international emergency.

Although they are no longer taking applications, three weeks ago Caduceus Healthcare posted the following ad seeking “entry-level” employees for Dulles International Airport, just outside of Washington, DC.

To screen passengers that have traveled back from Ebola affected nations. This will include checking vital signs, temperature and having passengers fill out questionnaires. This will include tracking and reporting all recovered results.

    • Have a current and unrestricted EMT License
    • Current BLS
    • Must be a US citizen or Green Card holder

Here’s a screenshot of the advertisement just in case it gets memory-holed, because we all know how that goes.

It’s important to understand how viruses like Ebola can turn into pandemics. Here’s a hypothetical example.

Is this for real?

The Epoch Times contacted Caduceus Healthcare and spoke to an official at the company.

We’re a contractor with the federal government; we saw a proposal that came out looking for MPs, PAs, and public health advisers to be at a couple of main hubs at airports,” Jared Beuther, an official at Caduceus Healthcare, told The Epoch Times.

“The federal government put out a proposal bid because our company has worked closely with the CDC before and then emergency response, being able to provide them physicians.”

“The proposal went out last week, before that they were just reaching out to see if any companies were interested in that position,” Beuther noted. (source)

You know, just casually checking travelers for a deadly hemorrhagic disease. No biggie.

It isn’t just isolated to Washington DC, either.

In the Epoch Times’ very thorough report, they discovered that the Los Angeles Public Department of Health is also looking for someone to handle a potential Ebola outbreak.

The Program Specialist (PS), Public Health Nurse (PHN) in the Hospital Outbreak and Biothreat Response Unit, under the direction of the ACDC physician, will be responsible for leading all components of outbreak investigations that occur in the acute care hospital setting, providing recommendations for outbreak control, and follow-up of infection prevention measures implemented to prevent further disease transmission.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee all aspects of outbreak investigations that occur in the acute care hospital setting.
  • Coordinate, direct and manage activities for outbreak investigations, including collecting, organizing, and interpreting clinical and laboratory data, leading site visits, and coordinating laboratory specimens and environmental sampling.
  • Develop and write recommendations, letters, and comprehensive investigation reports for outbreak control to facilities.
  • Prepare reports summarizing investigations, surveillance trends within Los Angeles County, and other correspondence as needed.
  • Lead meetings with facilities and provide technical expertise on communicable disease issues such as healthcare-associated infections (HAI), infection control, multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), medical device-associated infections, contaminated products, and emerging infectious diseases to healthcare personnel.
  • Collaborate and consult with professional organizations and local, state and federal government agencies, such as the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Health Facilities Licensing and Certification, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Develop and update hospital outbreak investigation policies and procedures and infection prevention and control guidelines based on healthcare community standards of practice, established outbreak investigation activities and the Public Health Nursing Practice Model.
  • Participate in local, state and national committees that support control and prevention of hospital outbreaks.
  • Support outbreak prevention and control activities in acute care facilities
  • Directly supervise an Assistant Program Specialist (APS) and provide cross-coverage for biothreat responses (e.g. Ebola, anthrax, botulism, smallpox).


Must currently be a permanent Los Angeles County employee who holds the payroll item of Program Specialist, Public Health Nurse.  (source)

And of course, here’s another screenshot for the inevitable moment when they take down the post and a bunch of people start screaming in the comments that I made this up.

New York City is likewise concerned.

The Epoch Times reports:

New York City and state health departments carried out a full Ebola drill on April 30 with a mock Ebola patient, noting in a press release, “Given the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history with over 1,100 confirmed cases and 700 deaths, it is critical that the healthcare system is prepared to handle an actual case of Ebola or other infectious disease threat. Despite this critical need for readiness, federal funding for Ebola preparedness is set to expire in 2020, placing the future of these emergency response capabilities in jeopardy.”

New York carried out its drill a full month before 13 African migrant families that crossed the U.S. southern border moved permanently to New York City. (source)

And there seems to be a trend of drills happening right before the real thing happens, doesn’t there?

How worried should we be?

Honestly, I’m surprised they haven’t done this sooner. Ever since the last Ebola scare, I’ve been troubled by the apparent lack of concern about these types of deadly diseases being passed on by travelers.

At this time, there are no active cases of Ebola in the United States of which we know. There have been some concerning stories about migrant families from Ebola-prone regions crossing our Southern border without much in the way of medical assessment, however, and at this time, I’ve only seen evidence of Dulles International looking for medical professionals to assess travelers for potential Ebola.

But before you panic and go into lockdown, you should understand that at this point, right now, today as I am writing this article, the current Ebola outbreak has been found mostly in the Democratic Republic of Congo with a small handful of cases in Uganda.

This doesn’t mean it could never happen here but it means, for now, things are okay. It would be wise to compare your preps to this article about pandemic readiness and invest in this excellent book, Prepping for a Pandemic.  As well, check out my book, Be Ready For Anything, which has some specific pandemic recommendations as well as general preparedness advice. This is one of those things that could happen suddenly but may never happen at all.

However, when the government becomes publicly concerned, I always pay a little more attention and wonder what they know that we do not.

About Daisy

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and runs a small digital publishing company.  She lives in the mountains of Virginia with her family. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • I have two questions, well at least my main ones, A) Who was Patient Zero and how did he/she get it? B) What causes Ebola , I’ve read that the US scientists made this drug, is this true or fake??!! Could the vaccine have been given to Patient Zero, telling him/her that just like the MMR vaccine was needed for that person or even maybe persons so that they won’t get it?? I believe that all vaccines have just a wee bit of the disease in them plus a huge amount of other things like mercury, aluminon etc.!!!!

    • You seem to have three questions.

      A). Knowing who patient zero is don’t matter unless you’re a medical historian. Patient zero and genetic analysis of the ebola virus can trace its origins and is potentially far more useful, to an expert.

      Officially, patient zero was a toddler, Emile Ouamouno, and he was suspected of having received the virus from a fruit bat. Usually a bat infection is rabies, which is about as bad if not worse way to go if not caught in time.


      B) Ebola is a virus spread by bats, but vectored through the spectrum of local African game species including include monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas, forest antelope and porcupines and pretty much any mammal that a bat might run into.

      U.S. scientists may have studied these viruses, even for biowarfare, but to say they made ebola seems a bit far fetched. The disease already existed in nature and any artificial genetic tampering would surely be detectable by other researchers.


      C) Ebola cannot be spread from a vaccine botched, sabotaged or otherwise because there is no such vaccine. The four known ebola strains known to make humans sick are so dangerous because there is no quick kill for it.

      Vaccination is a proven science even if doubt has been cast on the application of vaccine technology. Again, the theory and science of vaccination is sound, perhaps the application may not be, but those are separate items.

      The actual disease does not have to be used but a safe analogue, which either way are quite dead in the inoculation. The idea is to stimulate a safe, low level immune response the body can shrug off so that when the real thing hits, the immune system has a head start and kills the bug the way most pathogens are normally disposed of before it can really start anything.

    • I understand that many find the Epoch Times to be questionable, which is why I located supporting information. Did you read the other sources?

  • Hi Daisy: While I am from Canada I can accept the fact that the United States and Canadian governments believe in mass immigration. The powers that control both governments are billionaire bankers that wish to bankrupt North America with unskilled laborers that will be on the welfare rolls rather than contribute to the economies of our North American countries. So I believe that those in control of the US and Canadian governments will allow sick people into North America in order to weaken the health systems and to spread fear. Ultimately these bankers hope to turn our respective democracies into a third world zone.

  • Note that the #1 priority is Dulles International that serves the District of Columbia (as does BWI and National). Hmmm it seems our overlords are concentrating on protecting themselves, not the millions who live in Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco….. etc.

  • Daisy, I am an RN and in my ENA journal there was an article posted about a man who was sick with active, highly infectious Lassa fever. He was visiting his home country of Liberia but was now a US citizen. When he got sick, the government of Liberia put him on a commercial flight to I believe NYC while he was in kidney and liver failure. He arrived and connected on another flight to Chicago and upon arrival he was too weak and needed to be transported via ambulance to the hospital. THe hospital did not immediately know what he had. So they didn’t immediately isolate him. He actually survived Lassa fever with aggressive medical intervention but with life long side effects. My question was how could this happen and why wasn’t the public warned? It’s scary stuff.

    • That is really scary – there is so much hidden from the public so as not to “start a panic” – but that also means we are not forewarned of many things that would be in our best interest to know. Thanks for sharing this!

  • I wonder if this is all just for our benefit. I mean the publicity.
    Since around half of Ebola carriers don’t have a fever, they really can’t do much at an airport without “real” medical personnel and real tests.
    (This is not a dig on EMTs. My wife was one.)
    If they tried that they would shut down every airport in the country.

    • At the very least, one more reason for arbitrary detention with the sorry excuse of not having a real medical opinion. (In which case, no such detention should be made).

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