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originally posted by: MarkJS
originally posted by: crazyewok
Here is a very simple measure.
Stop anyone with Passports from west africa coming into the UK, refuse entry to anyone who has had a stamp put on there passport from said country and any proof of flight transfer.
Sounds feasible. But what if they have, say, Liberian passports but say that they live in Europe?
Ebola outbreak simulations to be tested in UK hospitals
Department of Health confirms weekend real-time response tests in unnamed hospitals in the north and south of England
War game-style simulations to test Britain’s ability to cope with an outbreak of Ebola will be staged this weekend in hospitals in the north and south of England.
Officials at the Department of Health are drawing up details of at least two simulations which will involve people posing as victims of the deadly virus to assess the real-time response of hospitals, the ambulance service and local authorities. The exercise will take place on either Saturday or Sunday and details of which hospitals will be chosen to handle the mock cases are being kept confidential to minimise disruption to the exercise, an official said.
originally posted by: number38
Madness really, all of it. But compare what we have here i.e. supplies, ppe, healthcare etc to what they have in west africa. I saw reports of people there resorting to using plastic bags as gloves to care for their sick.
Sky news is reporting that UK is going to introduce screening at airports.
a reply to: DrHammondStoat
Within 24 hours, he became Nigeria’s Ebola patient zero, the small hospital was forced to become a makeshift Ebola ward, and Adadevoh, an endocrinologist, found herself thrust into the role of stopping the disease’s spread in the continent’s most populous country.
That Nigeria has so far emerged relatively unscathed from its brush with Ebola owes much to the quick-thinking staff at an ordinary family clinic, who put themselves in the firing line for six days before the government was ready to relocate him.
So Adadevoh set up aggressive barrier nursing, organised the disinfection of the hospital, and downloaded and distributed Ebola factsheets. For six days, the clinic’s staff effectively ran an Ebola isolation unit with no government help. When Liberian presidential officials called to insist Sawyer be released to attend a conference – he was a high-ranking civil servant – the hospital refused to let him go. And when an isolation ward was finally set up, Adadevoh visited even as other doctors refused to volunteer to staff it.
Meanwhile, the authorities’ slow revving into action eventually produced remarkable results. Drawing on a polio-surveillance system, health workers made 18,000 visits to 900 people to check the temperatures of possible contacts.
A British man has died of suspected Ebola in the Macedonian capital of Skopje despite not having been to Africa.
if confirmed the unnamed 58-year-old is the first British victim of the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa and has spread to North America and Europe.
The man's death and nationality was confirmed by the Macedonian Foreign Ministry last night and the its head of infectious diseases, Dr Jovanka Kostovska, said the Briton had been suffering from fever, vomiting and internal bleeding.
'These are all symptoms of Ebola, which raises suspicions with this patient,' she said.
A second man, 72, a friend of the deceased, has also shown symptoms of the disease.
Macedonian officials said last night the unnamed victim had flown the Skopje directly from Britain and had not been to any countries known to be battling Ebola outbreaks.
It raises the terrifying possibility that he contracted the disease in the UK or Macedonia.
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