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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
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.
For comparison, the previous 4-day periods:
Dec 16th-19th: 95/day
Dec 12th-15th: 87/day
Dec 8th-11th: 96/day
Dec 4th-7th: 102/day
Nov 30th-3rd: 128/day
Nov 26th-29th: 129/day
Nov 22nd-25th: 129/day
Nov 18th-21st: 120/day
Nov 14th-17th: 122/day
Nov 10th-13th: 165/day
Nov 6th-9th: 185/day
Nov 2nd-5th: 115/day
Oct 29th-1st: 115/day
Oct 25th-28th: 146/day
Oct 21st-24th: 107/day
Oct 17th-20th: 168/day
Oct 13th-16th: 127/day
Oct 9th-12th: 130/day
Oct 5th-8th: 132/day
Oct 1st-4th: 124/day
Sept 27th-30th: 138/day
Sept 23rd-26th: 129/day
Sept 19th-22nd: 137/day
Sept 15th-18th: 130/day
Sept 11th-14th: 124/day
Sept 7th-10th: 127/day
Sept 3rd-6th: 105/day
Aug 30th-2nd: 104/day
Aug 26th-29th: 101/day
Aug 22nd-25th: 101/day
Aug 18th-21st: 90/day
Aug 14th-17th: 51/day
... Either similar rate to 51/day or smaller for all earlier periods.
THE woman was believed to have been at the Torridon Youth Hostel when she started showing symptoms linked to the killer disease and called a doctor.
The woman is the second health worker to be tested in Scotland this week after returning from West Africa.
She was believed to have been at the Torridon Youth Hostel when she started showing symptoms linked to the killer disease and called a doctor.
The patient was being transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary yesterday where she was expected to be tested for the illness and the results were expected to be confirmed last night.
However, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stressed that the case was being treated as "low probability". The patient is believed to have returned to Scotland form West Africa a few months ago.
The hostel is based in a remote area next to the Upper Loch Torridon in the North Western Highlands and is popular with hillwalkers and outdoor sports enthusiasts at this time of year.
The building has a self-catering kitchen along with large lounges and multi-share bedrooms as well as private family rooms.
originally posted by: angelchemuel
a reply to: Necrose
I believe there are less than 10 'ebola ready' beds in the whole of the UK....that's full quarantine beds.......
First picture of British Ebola victim as doctor who sat next to her on flight back from Sierra Leone says she could have contracted deadly virus by taking off her suit at Christmas Day church service
NHS health worker fell ill in Glasgow after return from Sierra Leone
She is believed to be Pauline Cafferkey, who is a nurse of 16 years
Colleagues believe she may have contracted Ebola on Christmas Day
63 of 70 people on flight from Heathrow to Glasgow have been contacted
Dr Martin Deahl sat next to her on flight to Heathrow from Casablanca
He said: 'The precautions and checks at Heathrow were shambolic. They ran out of testing kits and didn't seem to know what they were doing'
Hundreds may have had contact with her on two flights back to Britain
Screened for symptoms in Sierra Leone and London but nothing picked up
Second Health Worker from Scotland is also being tested for Ebola
Patient also being tested for disease in Cornwall and is in isolation
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
If we have an imported case or cases in the UK, will this swamp the NHS?
No. The UK has two specialist high-level isolation unit beds available at the Royal Free
Hospital. There is further capacity available at the Royal Free and surge capacity at a
number of other units across the country.
If we have an imported case or cases in the UK, will this swamp the NHS? No. The UK has two specialist high - level isolation unit beds available at the Royal Free Hospital. There is further capacity available at the Royal Free and surge capacity at a number of other units across the country.
Contact tracing will only be undertaken if a patient tests positive for Ebola and they had symptoms while on the flight. In these circumstances, public health specialists will work with the relevant airline to identify those sitting one seat away in all directions from the patient, as well as any crew members who were working in
that section of the aircraft.
originally posted by: dianajune
a reply to: steaming
They said that Ebola survivors are immune for 10 years? Wasn't there a physician in Massachusetts who recovered then got sick again? I never heard if he had Ebola again or caught something else.
This virus lasts in body fluids for a long time. Hence the instructions to refrain from sex or use condoms for at least three months. However, I never heard anyone explain how those condoms should be disposed of. There are other personal items I won't mention here that would need proper disposal.
If it can last in body fluids for that long after the person is "cured" I don't understand how they can be immune. Then again, I'm no doctor.
Miss Cafferkey had complained of a high temperature at a screening area at the airport but after being retested six more times was allowed to continue her journey.
The British nurse being treated for Ebola should never have been allowed to leave Heathrow after displaying symptoms of the deadly disease at the airport, the Government’s chief medical adviser indicated last night. Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, said health officials should have been “more precautionary” before allowing Pauline Cafferkey to board an internal flight from London to her home in Glasgow on Sunday night.
A new patient displaying symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus is being rushed to hospital as doctors say the Scottish nurse already suffering from the disease has worsened and is now in a critical condition.
Hospital officials said the unnamed new patient was being transferred to hospital in Swindon by specialist ambulance team after being taken ill after returning from West Africa.
A PATIENT displaying Ebola symptoms is currently undergoing tests for the disease at Great Western Hospital in Swindon, where special measures are in place.
South West Ambulance Service’s hazardous area response team (HART) transported the as yet unidentified person from South Gloucestershire to the hospital.
A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said: "We can confirm the hazardous area reponse team has transported a patient into Great Western Hospital.
"That patient has recently returned from West Africa and has made complaints of feeling unwell.
"HART is carrying out all standard procedures to make the patient safe whilst they are transported."
A senior spokesman for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the hospital was in contact with the ambulance service and Public Health England on measures which should be in place for treatment.
It is understood that the patient in question had recently flown into the UK from South Africa, having previously spent time in Sierra Leone.
The patient would be the second to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in Britain.