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Marshal was having symptoms during a flight and he will be tested of Ebola and is quarantined in Houston.
The victim did not exhibit any signs of illness during the flight and was transported to a hospital upon landing for further testing. None of the testing conducted has indicated a danger to other passengers.
Lagos airport: Ebola new weapon of Boko Haram?
A United States Air Marshal was quarantined in Houston yesterday after being attacked by a stranger at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria brandishing a syringe, reports ABC News. The attacker was able to inject an unknown substance in the back.
The Air Marshal was traveling with a team of other marshals when the attack took place in a non-secure area of the airport terminal in Lagos, officials said. He was able to board the United flight Airlines to Houston where he was greeted by FBI agents and health workers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Fearing that the substance may contain some form of the Ebola virus, the Air Marshal was immediately quarantined. A spokesman for the FBI said the victim showed no signs of illness during the robbery and was taken to a hospital landing for further testing. While the unknown assailant fled and could not be found, we managed to locate the needle was placed on the same flight for tests in the United States. Lagos airport has long been considered as a possible target for terrorist group Boko Haram has carried out a series of deadly attacks across Nigeria. (Ia)
On his arrest, the pick-pocket explained that he was part of a new, country-wide syndicate of pick-pockets who use hypodermic syringes to inject powerful sedative drugs into oranges, apples, yogurt sachets, bagged "pure water" and sundry other food items, then, posing as motor-park food vendors, sell the drugged snacks to passengers of departing buses who consume the poisoned food as their vehicle departs the bus stop, and lapse into unconsciousness shortly thereafter.
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· Ebola virus disease outside Africa
· Epidemiological clues
· Clinical findings suggestive of Ebola virus disease
· Laboratory abnormalities
· Differential diagnosis
Fourth American aid worker with Ebola arrives at Atlanta hospital
The Ebola epidemic that has ravaged western Africa this summer is showing no signs of slowing down - and in fact, researchers say it's about to get a whole lot worse.
Three core interventions have stopped every previous outbreak and can stop this one as well: exhaustive case and contact finding, effective response to patients and the community, and preventive interventions.
Given the extensive mobility and air travel in West Africa, EVD could reach other countries in the region and beyond. Every day that disease transmission remains uncontrolled, the likelihood of spread to unaffected countries increases.
Each month, several thousand travelers from affected areas enter the United States, and even more people travel to and from Europe, other parts of Africa, and Asia. As long as Ebola is spreading in these regions, clinicians need to be alert to the possibility of EVD, take a travel history, and promptly isolate and test ill travelers who have returned from these regions in the past 21 days and have symptoms consistent with EVD.
exit-screening protocols to help protect the rest of the world, including the United States.
originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: jadedANDcynical
Yes, it appears to be instructions on how to diagnose if a test is not readily available.
originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: MarkJS
Wow. Just because the doctors are waiting for it to burn out doesn't make them heroes?? They are there at the risk of their own lives to help those who are dying, and to try and prevent the spread of the disease. It is their work that usually helps it burn out so quickly. They also directly help people survive the disease who would not otherwise.
FREETOWN - Sierra Leone said on Wednesday it expected to uncover up to 20 percent more Ebola victims when it imposes a nationwide curfew designed to find sufferers who have yet to go to hospital. The government has announced the shutdown, with the population of six million confined to their homes except for essential business, for 72 hours starting from September 19. More than 20,000 volunteers will go door-to-door to track down people with Ebola and remove dead bodies, and take patients who have not yet gone to hospital into the care of medics. The government's Ebola emergency operation centre said 10 areas of the capital Freetown had been designated as "hot spots" charged with dealing with the surge in cases expected. "Isolation centres including schools equipped with beds will be set up as we envisage a five percent to 20 percent surge during the exercise, which is aimed at breaking the chain of transmission," Steven Ngaoja, head of the centre, told a news conference in Freetown. The Ebola outbreak has killed almost 2,300 people in four west African nations. Sierra Leone has reported some 500 deaths from almost 1,400 cases since it registered its first infection in May.
PanARMENIAN.Net - In Georgia, under the supervision to identify fever Ebola are 57 people who arrived in the country about a month ago.
On this, as reported by "Georgia-News", said the deputy head of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health Paata Imnadze.
All under the supervision were 62 people. At the end of the incubation period (21 days) in five of them Fever was detected. 57 people are still under surveillance. In-mostly students from Nigeria. Imnadze noted that in the country from 170 million people were reported only 22 cases of infection with the virus. "At this point in Georgia is not recorded a single case of infection, thus no danger of the spread of Ebola in the country not" - he said.