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Confirmed Ebola case in the UK!

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posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 12:58 PM
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Ebola confirmed in Glasgow, lets hope it can stay contained and that the person infected makes a speedy recovery!

BBC

It hasn't been in the news an awful lot recently. Well, its here!

Lets hope this person hasn't had much/any contact with other people before being hospitalised!


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posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: ukmicky1980

Ah it's a worker who was in Sierra Leone. So, it doesn't seem like it's a sporadic case that popped up, more like someone who was exposed in SL came back. S + F



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: ukmicky1980
I think the real question here is who and how many came into close enough contact during the flight.....
Did the patient know she was infected.....?did She follow the proper protocols?



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: stirling

I think its inevitable he/she would have been in close contact with people on the plane journey back, (unless it was a medevac type flight? the bbc article isn't clear yet.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:07 PM
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We're all doomed.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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The person is being treated at the Gartnavel hospital, that's about a mile from my house. My home city is having a strange old time of it lately, the 6 killed by a bin truck last week, now this.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:09 PM
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Well, they have only managed to curtail it a bit in the originating countries, so this doesn't surprise me at all. While the number of cases daily is a lot less than it was, there are still at least 10 new ones daily in the heavily affected areas. This tells me that it is still spreading and has now had an extended period of time in which to "mutate" into another strain.

Hopefully they caught this one before she was able to infect too many others, though it sounds like she was only around in the UK for a single day before being admitted to a hospital. Guessing there are going to be a few other aid workers from her group that are infected as well.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaAgent

Eventually, but imo Ebola won't be the one to do it. It's scary stuff no doubt and not an ailment you'd want floating around NYC or any other densely populated area.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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Great, about a 2 hour drive away from me. I'm so excited.

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posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: ukmicky1980

Tomorrow I'm flying to Dallas where the first US ebola case was... I'm not going to lie to you, i'm a little worried about this 3 day trip to Dallas.... In 21 days, I will let you know how I'm feeling

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posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: EnigmaAgent

Dads Army!!

Maybe not today though!



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: ukmicky1980

Hope this isnt the start of something worse...

Why she didn't stay over there in quarantine for 21 days??

Now she's bought here and possibly infected others... not only is she allowing herself to get infected by going to Sierra Leone, she could potentially be infecting others on the flight and here in Glasgow... soon to come to London hospital!

Just what we needed to hear with the flu season here at the same time.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:25 PM
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Here's an excerpt from Sky News' report:


A healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola. They returned to Scotland via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving into Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at around 11.30pm. The patient was admitted to hospital early this morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50am.


And......


Scotland has been preparing for this possibility from the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa and I am confident that we are well prepared." Anyone who was on the Heathrow to Glasgow flight last night is asked to call 08000 858531


Source



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:25 PM
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The BBC article has now been updated with more info, apparently she came home via Casablanca & Heathrow on a British Airways flight, so she was mixing with other people unknowingly
authorities are trying to contact all possible people she came into contact with.

One interesting thing though, it mentions she is to be transferred to London for specialist care, I would have thought that all the big cities of the UK would have plans/facilities to care for ebola patients, if there was a bigger break out, they couldn't send everyone to London??



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:29 PM
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I'm surprised that the patient will not remain in Glasgow. If more cases pop up, the healthcare system in London will become overwhelmed.

If that should happen, where would the patients be sent?

Hopefully it won't come to that.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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Exactly!

The patient is in quarantine in Glasgow, the Hospital was prepared for it and had the facilities for it, why expose the patient and healthcare workers/the public to unnecessary risk by moving her to London?

If its for specialist experts/drugs, surely its much easier for them to simply travel to Glasgow?


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posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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I agree. It would be best to treat the patient in Glasgow. They should bring whatever equipment, drugs and other supplies are needed to hospital.

The more she travels, the more possibilities for additional exposure.

I just love how the media is trying its best to downplay this threat. They claim the chance of transmission is "extremely low." How do they know that?

Why not quarantine all travelers from Ebola-affected parts of Africa for a minimum of 21 days? Why take such risks????


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posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:47 PM
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Political reasons. Plus people would flip out and say it's prejudice against travelers from affected regions. Even if they try to stop the spread of it with quarantines people wouldn't be pleased, they'd view it as a human rights violation.

"I'm not infected but I'm in a quarantine with some guy coughing his head off. Won't you please help me?????"



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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Right, thats it!, get the trowels and mortar ready, we're putting hadrians wall back up!!, only kidding, i wish the infected a speedy recovery.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: angryhulk
Great, about a 2 hour drive away from me. I'm so excited.


Stay safe!



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