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Albanian police arrested 40 illegal immigrants, five of whom are suspected of being infected with the disease. They were taken to a local hospital where they will be examined. The immigrants are from the African country of Eritrea, where there have been no confirmed cases of ebola so far. They first arrived to Greece, and then reached the territory of Albania, which is usually used as a transit to Western Europe.
14 people in Serbia were put under surveillance because of the possibility of infection with ebola. They are persons who have returned from Africa, mainly from Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Upon arrival at the airport such passengers undergo health checks and within 24 hours they are advised to seek epidemiologist advice to monitor their condition for 21 days, the incubation period of the disease.
I know some doctors over here (Brazil). Patient was diagnosed with suspected case of Ebola at Hospital Geral de Guarulhos (Guarulhos General Hospital near São Paulo's international airport) later transferred to reference hospital Emilio Ribas and died yesterday night. Nothing on msm yet.
Health Minister Arthur Chioro has ruled out any concerns around cases in Brazil at this time and said it is “unlikely” that an infected person will enter the country. “There are no risks of an outbreak of the disease in our country right now,” he said. Any newcomers with symptoms of the disease will be quarantined and taken to referral hospitals.
Ebola is contracted in people through immediate contact (through broken skin or mucous layers) with the blood, discharges, organs or other natural liquids of a tainted individual, and roundabout contact with situations sullied with these liquids.
There is palpable fear in Utako Abuja as a Youngman is lying down helpless at a junction along Ekukinam Street beside Alibro Atrium, close to ABC Transport Park.
Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident saw some people discussing the matter in groups metres away from the scene.
Eye witnesses told our correspondent that the man was vomiting and sweating profusely
Overall, Ebola virus socio-ecology systems have shown to be linked by direct and indirect transmission through contact with objects from patients. For example, the blood or secretions of an infected person or objects that have been contaminated with infected secretions can reach humans from a variety of hosts/sources
ABUJA — A nurse, Justina Obi Echelonu, one of the primary contacts who participated in the initial management of the index case, late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, has died in quarantine.
She is the second nurse and fourth fatality of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.
Chukwu, who disclosed that another of the doctors who treated the late Patrick Sawyer tested positive to the deadly virus, said Nigeria has now recorded 10 confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, of which four have died and six are currently under treatment
Someone who may have contracted the Ebola virus, the first possible case in Spain after the death of the Spanish missionary repatriated in Madrid on August 7, was placed in isolation in a specialized Alicante (west) hospital, announced Saturday night health authorities.
Examinations were carried out on the patient, but "we do not have the results until next week, maybe Monday" , said a hospital source.
Other suspected cases have been detected in Spain since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak, but none have been confirmed in the country.
On Wednesday, hundreds of people paid homage to the victims of the virus, at the funeral in Madrid of the Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, European first death of this epidemic. The missionary of 75 years had been repatriated from Liberia to Madrid a few days earlier and treated unsuccessfully with an experimental serum that American seems to have had positive results on two Americans. The body of the priest, who had contracted the virus in Liberia where he worked in a religious hospital, was cremated without an autopsy and disinfected room to avoid spreading the virus to high mortality rates and for which there is no vaccine.
The Nigerian is said to be in isolation but in a "clinically stable" condition in Alicante's St John's Hospital, according to regional health authority sources quoted in Spanish online news websites today.
However, the patient is showing several signs of the virus including "high fever, physical discomfort, vomiting and bleeding", according to the authority.
The Nigerian patient's partner was with him, but she displayed no visible symptoms of Ebola and was not admitted to hospital.
If the patient with illness compatible to EVD develops symptoms while on an aircraft, contact tracing must be made according to the Risk assessment guidelines for diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA) protocol1, which indicates contact tracing of all those passengers seated within 4 rows ahead and 4 rows behind, as well as the crew on board. If the cleaning of the aircraft is performed by unprotected personnel, they should be considered as contacts. Contacts should be assessed in a designated area within the airport according to the airport contingency plan.
A 48-year-old British Nigerian woman is feared to have died of the deadly ebola virus in Austria.
The woman’s body was found at her apartment in Vomp, in the Tyrol, at the weekend after she returned from a trip to Nigeria.
MONROVIA, August 22, 2014 (AFP) – Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.
MOSCOW, August 24 (RIA Novosti) - Bolivian authorities said they were investigating what could become the country's first case of the deadly Ebola virus, Agence France-Presse reported Sunday.
A patient, who traveled with stopovers in Africa, which is experiencing the work Ebola virus outbreak in history, has been isolated at Santa Cruz health service with Ebola-like symptoms, AFP said.
Obi Justina Ejelonu fiancé, identified simply as Dennis was admitted at the isolation center in Yaba Lagos for possibly contracting the Ebola Virus disease but has been discharged.Dennis was cleared on Saturday evening at the isolation center in Yaba Lagos after his test result showed he was Ebola negative. He was given a clearance certificate as proof on his discharge
If words of insiders at the Ministry of health are anything to go by, its been reported that Dr Stella Ameyo’s sister whose tests was conducted last week has tested positive to the Ebola virus.
(CNN) -- For the first time, a health care worker for a World Health Organization partner organization has fallen ill from Ebola, WHO told CNN on Sunday.
The health worker, a man from Senegal, is in Sierra Leone and receiving care, the WHO said. He's an epidemiologist working for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, which was established by WHO and other partners to respond to international public health emergencies. No further details were given immediately.
"This is the first time someone working under the aegis of WHO has fallen ill with #Ebola," reported WHO via its verified Twitter account. Added WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl via Twitter: "No @WHO worker has been infected with #Ebola. The epidemiologist is from a #GOARN partner."
When asked how the worker contracted the virus, a WHO spokesperson said officials don't yet know all the details.