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GENEVA: More than 7,500 people have now died from the Ebola virus, as the number of cases climbs towards 20,000, the World Health Organisation said today. Read more at: economictimes.indiatimes.com...
A female healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola. They returned to Scotland via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving into Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at around 11.30pm. The patient was admitted to hospital early this morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50am. The individual has been isolated and is receiving treatment in the specialist Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases on the Gartnavel Hospital campus, but will be taken to the Royal Free Hospital in London imminently. Anyone who is at risk through contact with the patient is to be contacted and closely monitored.
Liberia — Authorities in Liberia said Monday there have been dozens of new Ebola cases erupting along the border with Sierra Leone. The announcement by Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah on Monday marks a setback for Liberia, which has seen the number of cases stabilize somewhat after having been the hardest hit country in West Africa.
A Japanese man is being tested for Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone and developing a fever. If he tests positive, it will be the first case of the deadly virus in Japan. The man, who is in his thirties, returned from Sierra Leone on 23 December after spending eight days in the African country. The purpose of his visit is unknown but he is not believed to be a health worker, NTV reported. Health ministry officials said the virus might not have been detected when he first arrived because of the early stage of the infection – signs and symptoms normally begin appearing within five to 10 days of contracting the disease. Japan Today reports that the man told health officials he had not come into contact with any Ebola sufferers to the best of his knowledge. He did, however, say he had touched a bag containing the body of an Ebola victim before the burial on 17 December.
Do we actually know the how many tests they are capable of doing a day?
All 53 EVD-affected districts (those that have ever reported a probable or confirmed case) have access to laboratory support (figure 6). Access is defined as having the logistical capacity to transport a sample to a laboratory by road within 24 hours of sample collection.
As of 29 December 2014, 23 laboratories have the capacity to confirm EVD cases: 4 in Guinea, 8 in Liberia and 11 in Sierra Leone. These laboratories currently serve 24 affected districts in Guinea, 15 in Liberia and 11 in Sierra Leone. It is anticipated that in coming weeks, additional laboratories will have the capacity to confirm EVD cases including 1 laboratory in Guinea, 1 in Liberia and 2 in Sierra Leone.
originally posted by: Lexman55
a reply to: joho99
The previous 30 days from Oct 12 ..... 2,500 dead. The next 30.....500 dead. 30 days after the press and public were panicing I was hard pressed to find ANY Ebola stories.
I had taken solace in the math. Good or bad, it was science. Take out the emotion. The panic. The denial of what the figures showed. I didn't buy it for a second. And I WANT it to burn out, to peter out. I have NO idea what is really going on but NO WAY I am buying what they are selling.
Love to hear everybody's - esp Ikon's - opinion about this. BTW, you've all been beautiful. I would be wading through the stats and one of you would insert a really funny line, that helped.
Last marriage, ex kept telling me she wasn't cheating on me. I WANTED to believe her ;-)