Okay I decided I probably wouldn’t give this a topic of its own unless something like spread to a health care worker in a “first world” country occurred. I really hope this is an isolated case…
Spain has outbreak’s 1st known case of contracting Ebola outside of Africa
(CNN) — A nurse’s assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak.
Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato announced Monday that a test confirmed the assistant has the virus.
The woman helped treat a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of whom had contracted Ebola in West Africa. Both died after returning to Spain.
Health officials said she developed symptoms on September 30. She was not hospitalized until this week. Her only symptom was a fever.
“We are working in coordination to give the best care to the patient and to guarantee the safety of all citizens,” the health minister said.
An investigation is under way to find everyone the assistant may have had contact with while contagious. So far, there are no other known cases.
The assistant was one of about 30 health professionals in Spain who helped to treat the Ebola patients.
The news came amid growing fears in the United States that the disease could spread.
55 thoughts on “Ebola”
So that’s alright then. The Chief Medical Officer and Public Health England can breathe again.
UK passengers on Ebola flights traced
Pauline Cafferkey boarded flights from Casablanca to Heathrow and from Heathrow to Glasgow
All the UK-based passengers and crew on two flights taken by a British nurse who contracted Ebola have now received health advice, officials say
Was there any contact with non UK based passengers? The report smacks of an ‘I’m alright Jack’ attitude.
PHE is contacting 100 passengers, and the crew on the flight from Casablanca to Heathrow. An additional 32 international passengers are being contacted by international public health authorities. Health Protection Scotland is carrying out a similar exercise for the 71 passengers on the Heathrow to Glasgow flight, speaking with 56 to date.
Squonk – Ms Sturgeon – “We have the robust procedures in place to identify cases rapidly. Our health service also has the expertise and facilities to ensure that confirmed Ebola cases such as this are contained and isolated effectively minimising any potential spread of the disease.”
They are not robust and established medical/hygienic practice is not being observed.
A letter has been sent to two BBC correspondents and DAME Sally Davies, CMO. With such a vile disease, the precautionary principle must be applied, as well as nous. The UK has a grave lack of the latter. Please read
Better news from the Royal Free that Pauline Cafferkey’s condition has improved and that it is no longer classified as ‘critical’.
Good response in return of this question with solid arguments and explaining all about that.
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