I’m not sure how much attention ATS-ers have been giving to Ebola in Europe. Here’s a quick (& very concise) review:
1.) “A 75-year-old Spanish priest, stricken with Ebola in Liberia, arrived in Madrid on a special military jet….” The priest died on Aug. 12.
2.) “…A second Ebola-infected priest was airlifted from West Africa in September. He died two days later (25 Sept 2014)…”
3.) “ and last week (06 Oct 2014) an auxiliary nurse who changed his diaper and helped clean his bed was found to have the disease..”
“The infection of the Spanish nurse, Teresa Romero Ramos, was the first case of the disease’s being transmitted outside Africa — arising even
before a nurse in Dallas was given an Ebola diagnosis after caring for a patient there.” Her dog was euthanized.
“…Ms. Romero, 44, remains in critical condition…. Her husband and 14 others are quarantined on a floor below, with none yet showing any symptoms
of Ebola. In all, 83 people who came into contact with Ms. Romero are being monitored.”
“…Even as she called in complaining of a low-grade fever and of feeling queasy, she was never told to return to Carlos III (the hospital). ‘She
was considered a low-risk contact’….”
“She started to feel ill on 30 September. Her trade union said she had then asked three times to be tested for Ebola before the infection was
finally confirmed on Monday (06 Oct 2014).”
4.) 16 Oct 2014 Update – more patients with suspected Ebola in Spain:
A third priest, “who arrived in Spain (from Liberia) on Oct.11, was being taken to hospital after developing a fever, one of the symptoms of the
disease, the Spanish government's Ebola committee said. He was from the same religious order as two other Spanish priests who died in Madrid in recent
weeks after contracting the deadly virus in West Africa, one in Liberia and one in Sierra Leone, they said.”
An Air France passenger who started shaking on an Paris to Madrid flight, “had originally traveled from Nigeria before taking a connecting
“…a man who arrived in Tenerife (Canary Islands) on Oct. 12 from Sierra Leone, developed a fever on Thursday and was admitted to be monitored for
suspected Ebola symptoms. Two other people who lived with him were also taken to hospital as a preventative measure for monitoring, the source
London (William Pooley, health worker in Sierra Leone) & Paris (French nurse) have both had Ebola cases that have recovered.
Germany has had 3 cases: Hamburg – recovered (Senegalese scientist), Leipzig – dead ( Sudanese, UN medical official), Frankfurt – currently in
treatment (Ugandan doctor).
Oslo, Norway – one currently in experimental treatment (30 yr old Norwegian woman who was with “Doctors Without Borders” in Sierra Leone).
Of the Norwegian victim, “Kaltenborn added that they are still trying to find out HOW the victim got infected with the deadly virus.”
According to today’s Congressional hearing, the US is still receiving anywhere from 100 – 150 people a day from West Africa (or 700 – 1,050
people a week).
But according to Fox’s Shepard Smith, everything is under control in the US and we can go back to sleep.
edit on 16-10-2014 by AuranVector because: To correct a date