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originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: joho99
Uh boy...somebody was not following the rules when treating an ebola patient..
originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: Shana91aus
I agree and wonder if we are doing the right thing for the millions 'at home' when we ship people back from Africa with the virus.
...how will this apply to the argument health workers in Africa caught it because of lack of equipment?
Spanish nurse’s Ebola infection blamed on substandard equipment
Staff at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital say protective suits do not meet WHO standards as second nurse undergoes tests for virus
….El Mundo reported that it was the nurse who asked to be tested for Ebola, having to insist repeatedly on being tested before it was done on Monday.
While staff at the Alcorcón hospital were waiting for the test results, the nurse remained in a bed in the emergency room, separated only by curtains from other patients, hospital staff told El Mundo. Their version of events clashes with that of health authorities, who have said the patient was isolated from the first moment.
….In August, Spain became the first European country in the current, fast-spreading outbreak to evacuate patients for treatment. The decision prompted concern among health professionals, who said Spanish hospitals were not adequately equipped to handle Ebola.
The regional director of the WHO in Europe said Ebola would “most likely” spread but the continent was well prepared to control it.