Tag Archives: West Africa

(Possible) Person contracts Ebola in Edinburgh, Scotland

Standard
(Possible) Person contracts Ebola in Edinburgh, Scotland

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey caught Ebola, was flown to London and is now ok, stable

Ist case Nurse Pauline Cafferkey caught Ebola, was flown to London and is now ok, stable

By @ShaunyNews Via http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/ebola-scotland-patient-fife-under-4986704#rlabs=17 other sources and my own words

This is a reminder yet again Ebola is not away, people are still dying in their thousands in West Africa. I am hearing there is a ‘rumoured’ case in Belgium also.

A SUSPECTED case of Ebola is being treated in a Scots hospital. The patient, believed to be a woman, recently returned from west Africa and began suffering from a fever. They were taken to the infectious diseases unit of the Western General Hospital inEdinburgh.

It’s understood the affected person is from Auchtermuchty in Fife and can reveal a SORT ambulance – Special Operations Recovery Team – was despatched to an address in the town on Thursday afternoon. Specialists in full protection suits and equipment collected the patient who was described as a “high possibility Ebola Case.” This means the patient had a fever and must have returned from an ‘outbreak’ country such as Sierra Leone or Liberia in the last 21 days.

Suspected Ebola Case Being Treated In Scotland
Via TruthTube451 You Tube

The patient was then transferred to the RIDU – Regional Infectious Diseases Unit – at the Western General Hospital, in Edinburgh where a sample of blood was taken that was sent to a specialist laboratory at the Royal Infirmary for testing. It is understood that whenever a SORT ambulance is requested the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland have to be notified. Unlike Nurse Pauline Cafferkey, from Blantyre, who was diagnosed at the end of last year, the Ebola case is not yet confirmed.

Melanie Johnson, Director of Unscheduled Care, NHS Lothian, said: “A patient who recently returned to Scotland from West Africa has been admitted to our Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (RIDU) at the Western General Hospital after they reported a raised temperature. “As a precautionary measure, and in line with agreed procedures, the patient will be screened for possible infections and will be kept in isolation.

1.9 Mile drive from my house. Western General of Edinburgh

1.9 Mile drive from my house. Western General of Edinburgh

“We have robust systems in place to manage patients with suspected infectious diseases and follow agreed and tested national guidelines.” A spokeswoman for NHS Fife added: “NHS Fife can confirm that a patient who recently returned to Scotland from West Africa has been transferred to the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. “This is a precautionary measure and is established protocol.”

A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “We are aware that, as a precautionary measure, NHS Lothian has admitted a patient, who has returned from West Africa. In line with agreed procedures, the patient will be screened for possible infections including Ebola and will be kept in isolation, again as a precaution. “Scotland has a robust health protection surveillance system which monitors global disease outbreaks and ensures that we are fully prepared to respond to such situations.”

Scottish Labour health spokeswoman Jenny Marra said: “NHS Lothian is right to take all the necessary precautions to check the health of this person and use isolation facilities. “These precautions are in the interests of the patient and the general public.”

Everyone on these planes and who they have met after now need watched and maybe tested.

Everyone on these planes and who they have met after now need watched and maybe tested.

Miss Cafferkey, 39, was the UK’s first confirmed case, having contracted the virus while volunteering at a medical centre in Sierra Leone. Diagnosed after returning to Britain, she was transported from Glasgow to an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Pauline, who is originally from Crossgates in Fife, is showing signs of improvement having been in a critical condition. Yesterday, a woman suspected of having Ebola tested negative for the disease at Northampton General hospital, and on Tuesday another suspected ebola case at North Manchester Hospital turned out to be a false alarm. And Stephen Powell, of Pontypridd South Wales, who was showing symptoms of the deadly virus was also given the all clear last week.

Although, the number of suspected Ebola cases is slowly growing in the UK, health chiefs have moved to avoid panic. Britain’s ‘Ebola scare’ is ‘low risk’, according to health chiefs as it can only be spread by direct contact with the bodily fluids of the infected person. It remains very unlikely that you will catch it.

Ebola starts with a flu-like illness which later develops into a high fever, severe headaches, muscle fatigue and chest pain. In about half of cases people can bleed from their mucous membranes, although its rarely heavy bleeding. You don’t bleed to death from Ebola, instead the disease shuts down your organs through fluid redistribution, low blood pressure and widespread clotting. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, such as blood, vomit or faeces. It has killed more than 7800 people, almost all in West Africa since the epidemic broke out a year ago.

Pauline Cafferkey contracted the deadly virus after going on a charity mission to Sierra Leone. She was diagnosed after returning to Glasgow having been allowed to travel back to her Cambuslang home via taxi before realising her symptoms. Pauline was initially admitted to Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital on December 29, then transferred to the Royal Free Hospital in London the following day. On January 12, the hospital released a statement saying that Pauline was showing signs of improvement and was no longer critically ill.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-30842916

http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/edinburgh-hospital-woman-tests-negative-for-ebola-1-3662909

http://news.stv.tv/east-central/306701-second-suspected-scots-ebola-case-patient-currently-being-treated/

~~~

Join Ace News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acenewsservices/
Shauny’s Hangout: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Shaunynews/
Living With Chronic Illness’shttps://www.facebook.com/groups/699321140156812/
Scotland News:https://www.facebook.com/groups/scot2.scot/
Celtic FC Latest news:http://thecelticnetwork.com/
~~~

Advertisements

Ebola outbreak still claiming lives – Leaving behind ‘Ebola Children’

Standard

The toll of a tragedy

The toll of a tragedy

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

As the first World gets ready to shop till we drop and have Christmas with family and friends and sit in comfy chairs watching a movie on whatever TV platforms we have we must look to Ebola still. The main stream media don’t report this now because it doesn’t effect outside West Africa, kinda sad when you think about it. The ‘Ebola Children’ have nothing, nowhere to go and are risk of Ebola still. Ebola is still live, CDC and W.H.O are both asking for caution and for people not to relax, it could still hit…

The Children of Ebola:

THE first reported case in the Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone. Travellers took it across the border: by late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six. By the end of June 759 people had been infected and 467 people had died from the disease, making this the worst ever Ebola outbreak. The numbers keep climbing. As of November 30th, 17,145 cases and 6,070 deaths had been reported worldwide, the vast majority of them in these same three countries. Many suspect these estimates are badly undercooked.

Danger is still there...or is it?

Danger is still there…or is it?

The outbreak continues to claim lives, but there are glimmers of good news. The number of new cases reported each week in Guinea and Liberia has somewhat stabilised (in Liberia, the flattening out has come after a decline in new cases between mid-September and mid-October). The pattern in Sierra Leone is much less encouraging. The chart above shows numbers from both the World Health Organisation’s regular situation reports and from patient databases, which tend to be more accurate but are less complete for recent weeks

Untitled3

The rate at which cases give rise to subsequent cases, which epidemiologists call R0, is the key variable in the spread of Ebola. For easily transmitted diseases R0 can be high; for measles it is 18. Ebola is much harder to catch: estimates of R0 in different parts of the outbreak range from 1.5 to 2.2. Although there are some signs that the virus is gradually being brought under control in Guinea and Liberia, any R0 above 1 is bad news. The very high mortality rate of the disease, estimated at 60-70% in this outbreak, means that Ebola can quickly claim more lives than other, more established killers.

20141206_woc998

The inadequacies of the health-care systems in the three most-affected countries help to explain how the Ebola outbreak got this far. Spain spends over $3,000 per person at purchasing-power parity on health care; for Sierra Leone, the figure is just under $300. The United States has 245 doctors per 100,000 people; Guinea has ten. The particular vulnerability of health-care workers to Ebola is therefore doubly tragic: as of November 30th there had been 622 cases among medical staff in the three west African countries, and 346 deaths.

http://www.farrahgray.com/forgotten-victims-ebola-desperate-plight-children-orphaned-virus/5/

http://whatreallyhappened.com/de/content/forgotten-victims-ebola-desperate-plight-children-who-have-been-orphaned-virus

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/502925483362595001/

~~
Join Ace News Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acenewsservices/
ShaunyNews: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Shaunynews/
Living With Fibromyalgia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/699321140156812/
Scotland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scot2.scot/
Celtic FC: http://thecelticnetwork.co.uk/
~~

Teen Tests Negative For Ebola In Australia

Standard

The patient is isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

The patient is isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

The patient is isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. A woman who developed a fever after travelling from West Africa to Australia has tested negative for Ebola. A Queensland department of health spokeswoman confirmed the results showed the 18-year-old patient had not contracted the deadly virus. She was one of nine family members who had flown from Guinea to Queensland 12 days ago. The family was met at the airport by health authorities as a precaution and she was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital after claiming to have developed symptoms. The nine were then put into home quarantine, where eight of them still remain.

The patient, who was not a health worker, was coming to live in Australia permanently, say officials. They said she did not have any known contact with anyone with Ebola in West Africa but came from an area that had a “reasonably large number of cases”. Queensland state chief health officer Jeannette Young said: “There is no risk to the community at all because she hasn’t left the house or had any visitors in the time that she has been here in Brisbane.”

She said Queensland health authorities were monitoring four families from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the vast majority of Ebola cases have occurred. The number of Ebola infections has passed the 10,000 mark and the death toll is almost 5,000 worldwide, mainly in the three West African nations. There have been no confirmed Ebola cases in Australia.

 

Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads – WHO – Warning 10,000 a week could die

Standard

We are incapable of coming together as ONE species, this will kill us all one day, be it this Ebola outbreak or another Global Pandemic or emergency this dangerous

We are incapable of coming together as ONE species, this will kill us all one day, be it this Ebola outbreak or another Global Pandemic or emergency this dangerous

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Our ignorance and hatred towards each other I believe will test us, our whole species, in every corner of the World. Our inability to fight this together is so evident. We must come together as ONE WORLD and fast before Ebola wipes out a Billion or two people, maybe more. The CDC and W.H.O have both said ‘We have not seen Ebola peak yet’ Sadly we won’t come together as a species. We are not capable of stopping bombing each other and playing war games to do that. A sad fact our future, if there is one, will look back and judge us on

GENEVA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who died on Friday, now threatens Ivory Coast, having infected people virtually all along its borders with Guinea and Liberia.

Ivory Coast is the world’s biggest cocoa producer. The Ebola outbreak has hurt the economic growth that has been raising living standards in the region. The three worst-hit countries of West Africa — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — account for the bulk of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak, recording 4,912 deaths out of 10,114 cases, the WHO said in its update. The overall figures include outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal, deemed by the WHO to be now over, as well as isolated cases in Spain, the United States and a single case in Mali. But the true toll may be three times as much: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases.

Marie Paule Kieny, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation gestures during a news conference on Ebola candidate vaccines, at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva October 21, 2014.

Marie Paule Kieny, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation gestures during a news conference on Ebola candidate vaccines, at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva October 21, 2014.

The WHO has said that many families are keeping infected people at home rather than putting them into isolation in treatment centres, some of which have refused patients due to a lack of beds and basic supplies. The U.N. agency, sounding an ominous note, said that out of the eight districts of Liberia and Guinea sharing a border with Ivory Coast, only two have yet to report confirmed or probable Ebola cases. It has also said trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be available for use by the middle of next year.

The WHO says 15 African states including Ivory Coast are at highest risk of the deadly virus being imported. In the last 10 days it sent teams to both priority Mali and Ivory Coast to help national authorities gear up their capacity to detect and treat potential cases. Four WHO experts are travelling this weekend to Mali to reinforce the team there. The agency warned on Friday that many people in Mali had potentially been exposed to the virus because the little girl was taken across the country while ill. Some 43 people with whom she was in contact, including 10 health care workers, are being monitored for symptoms that include fever.

In all, 450 health care workers have been infected to date — including one in Spain and three in the United States — leading to the death of 244 of them, the WHO said. “At the same time, exhaustive efforts are ongoing to ensure an ample supply of optimal personal protective equipment to all Ebola treatment facilities, along with the provision of training and relevant guidelines to ensure that all HCWs (health care workers) are exposed to the minimum possible level of risk.”

A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America’s biggest urban center. Isolation wards have been used for medical personnel returning from Ebola zones since Craig Spencer, a doctor who treated patients in Guinea for a month, came back to New York City infected. “The patient is currently in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, one of eight New York State hospitals that have been designated to treat patients with Ebola Virus Disease. Possible contacts are being identified and followed up,” WHO said.

New Ebola Cases May Rise to 10,000 a Week by December

http://online.wsj.com/articles/up-to-10-000-new-ebola-cases-could-occur-each-week-says-who-1413293490

~~

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/10/25/uk-health-ebola-who-idUKKCN0IE0DP20141025

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2807516/Ebola-death-toll-tops-4-900-10-000-cases–WHO.html

~~
Join Ace News Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acenewsservices/
#StandUpScotland Blog: http://standupscotland.wordpress.com/
#StandUpScotland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816793605019072/
~~

Woman Tested For Possible Ebola In Australia

Standard

The 18-year-old patient who flew from Guinea is not a health worker but came from an area where there were a high number of cases.

The 18-year-old patient who flew from Guinea is not a health worker but came from an area where there were a high number of cases.

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

This girl has been in Australia, walking around Queensland for 11 days! She was showing signs of illness IN AFRICA! Like Dr Spencer in New York this girl has put her entire Country in Danger. She didn’t mean it but this is a high populous area, 11 days she has been in and around the city. Lets hope it’s NOT Ebola. Will confirm later today. This girl has been in Australia, walking around Queensland for 11 days! She was showing signs of illness IN AFRICA! Like Dr Spencer in New York this girl has put her entire Country in Danger. She didn’t mean it but this is a high populous area, 11 days she has been in and around the city. Lets hope it’s NOT Ebola. Will confirm later today. After 5 days of not one reported case outside Africa we now have one in New York, one in Rome and now Queensland

A woman who recently travelled from West Africa is in isolation and has been tested for possible Ebola in Australia. The patient had reportedly displayed signs of a fever and is now at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The 18-year-old landed in Queensland 11 days ago and was one of nine family members who flew to Australia from Guinea. Officials were notified a few days before that they were arriving and they were met at the airport. The nine were then put in home quarantine, where eight of them remain while the 18-year-old is now in hospital being assessed.

The patient, who was not a health worker, was coming to live in Australia permanently, say officials. They said she did not have any known contact with anyone who was sick with Ebola in West Africa but came from an area that had a “reasonably large number of cases”. She has already had one test for Ebola and the results are expected in the coming hours. The patient will then have a second test in three days’ time.

More follows…

~~
Join Ace News Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acenewsservices/
#StandUpScotland Blog: http://standupscotland.wordpress.com/
#StandUpScotland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816793605019072/
~~

Why Are So Many Drs and Nurses Getting Ebola?

Standard

Why are we not closing borders or flights World wide?

Why are we not closing borders or flights World wide?

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

I know Dr’s and Health workers are more likely to be exposed, but the USA has the CDC and the protocol in dealing with Ebola or any other Global killer should be 110% in action. It is not, these poor health workers and Dr’s are getting sick. I am only asking why this is. There should be precaution in place, Hazmat suits washed before and after. I am asking how these people are being infected. Just so people who don’t know read the blog and comment only on the title know. So why did I write this? Hmm…lol

Today we seen another new case of a Dr with Ebola in New York https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/new-york-doctor-tests-positive-for-ebola/ , more aid workers are catching the disease as each day/week passes, so we have to ask, is Ebola Airborne? I think if Ebola was Airborne we would be seeing thousands already in Hospitals, but keep in mind this is a different strain of Ebola. Dr’s were sending people home in West Africa with the Flu because they couldn’t pick up this new strain of Ebola. People are acting as if “This won’t effect me” or “It’s not that bad” Well the stark truth is, if people become relaxed or a country becomes too relaxed over Ebola they risk giving the planet Ebola! Britain was first to stop flights to West Africa and there were talks about stopping all flights totally to our small Island if it looked like it would take hold, as we stand it has not taken hold, but after 5 days of no bad news out side Western Africa we now have a Dr in New York who, I am hearing has been ill for days and been in and out of work, shopping malls etc. Wow did he get it? He MUST know the rules of wearing the Hazmat suit and being cleaned off before taking it off. This tells me people are being exposed in another way, if it is not Airborn then how are people getting Ebola who work in these areas? All it takes is one sick person to walk through a shopping centre or mall. He sneezes or coughs and he leaves his spit all over that area and people can catch Ebola this way

The people treating the effected in Africa and America must use 100% perfect protocol when dealing with Ebola. We look and see pictures of sick/vomit from the man in Dallas who died, Eric Duncan being cleaned by men in regular clothes with a water spray!!  That vomit should have been cleaned by the  CDC not rented clearers of a housing property, this is what happened in the case of Mr Duncan, his landlord was left to clean up the vomit and hired some company, People in the photos aren’t in Level 4 Hazmat suits IN THE USA!

What is missing? Level 4 suits, that is what is missing!!

WHAT ON EARTH? THIS IS EBOLA! NOT THE FLU

HARD TO BELIEVE

I will tell you what is missing! Level 4 Hazmat suits,

This lad look to be prepared to deal with a house of a dead Ebola patient? Because he did!!

This lad look to be prepared to deal with the house of a dead Ebola patient? Because he did!!

Everyone in Hazmat suits but one with a suit on. Makes no sense right?

Everyone in Hazmat suits but one with a suit on. Makes no sense right?

So we must be real careful, we were told by the Major of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio that is was really hard to catch Ebola and he is right, but when we see the infected and how their vomit is being cleaned that MUST send Alarm bells ringing with both the CDC and W.H.O, also in the elevator/lift in the Hospital it was cleaned by cleaners not in proper suits,  and if it doesn’t send that message, then we are all doomed,  VERY DOOMED, as one reader kindly told me earlier this week. ‘Doom’ now Miss kind reader? Yes one person thought they would come into my blog and poke fun and say “Doom” in a joking way. I wonder how that person feels today as they live in New York. I wonder how that person feels today. Ebola being in that person’s area, I wonder if that person finds it oh so funny now? We all, every person, every city, every country treat Ebola like an enemy. Sadly and I know this as a fact, the reason Ebola is in the USA is because of money, see the USA don’t spend high amount’s of money unless it’s on War. So Ebola, sadly, could be thriving all over the North East of the USA due to people acting like they are above the threat of the biggest threat to humanity when it comes to bacteria is SHOCKING!.. We can’t see Ebola, we only see what it does. Sadly people are too relaxed over Ebola.

That relaxed attitude can and will kill 90% of the Worlds population if people don’t start taking this serious and stop watching Fox News etc

~~
Join Ace News Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acenewsservices/
#StandUpScotland Blog: http://standupscotland.wordpress.com/
#StandUpScotland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816793605019072/
~~

New York Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola

Standard

Dr Spencer is originally from Detroit, Michigan

Dr Spencer is originally from Detroit, Michigan

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Not what we want to hear, 5 days we heard no new cases outside West Africa, now we see one in New York and one in Mali North of Guinea, just as it was slowed down, lets hope this isn’t in New York, I mean spreading. Pray!

A New York hospital is testing a doctor who has returned from West Africa with “Ebola-like” symptoms, the city’s health department said. The patient at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan is a healthcare worker who came back to the US within the past 21 days, it said. Test results for the doctor, who has a 103-degree (39.4C) fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, are expected within hours. The medic has been named as 33-year-old Craig Spencer, originally from Detroit, Michigan. He was working with the aid group Doctors Without Borders, reportedly in Guinea, one of the three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly disease.

Mali ALSO reported its first case of the disease on Thursday in a two-year-old girl who had recently arrived from Guinea. “The condition of the girl, according to our services, is improving thanks to her rapid treatment,” Mali’s Health Minister Ousmane Kone  told state television. Just as we had 5 days with no cases outside the West African area. CDC and W.H.O both said it would kill 10,000 people a week as we get closer to Christmas, is this Ebola about to show it’self for real? Two new reports in the USA and Mali

A health ministry official said the girl’s mother died in Guinea a few weeks ago and the child was brought to the Malian capital Bamako by relatives before travelling to Kayes. People who have come contact into the girl while in Kayes are being monitored and officials have appealed for those who may have had contact with her elsewhere to get in touch with them. In New York, hazmat-suited specialists have sealed off his fifth-floor apartment in Harlem. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference “very few” people had had direct contact with the doctor. The medic took an Uber taxi to a bowling alley in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Tuesday night, CNN reports.

 An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York City

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York City

A woman who appeared agitated identified herself at Bellevue’s front desk as the patient’s fiancee, according to Reuters news agency. Bellevue said in a statement: “The Health Department’s team of disease detectives immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk.” Bellevue is one of three Manhattan hospitals and eight in the state of New York equipped to handle patients diagnosed with Ebola. From Wednesday, travellers to the US from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, the countries worst affected by the epidemic, were being funnelled through one of five major American airports conducting heightened screening for the virus. As the measures came into force, Connecticut placed six West Africans who arrived in the US on Saturday under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure.

Eight people are known to have been treated for Ebola in the US, six of whom contracted the deadly virus in West Africa. There have been only three diagnoses so far in the US – a now-deceased Liberian man, Thomas Duncan, in Dallas, Texas, and two nurses who treated him. The family of one nurse, Amber Vinson, said in a statement on Wednesday that health officials were “no longer able to detect virus in her body”. The other infected nurse, Nina Pham, is said to be in good condition at a federal hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.  Also on Wednesday an NBC freelance cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo, 33, was discharged from a Nebraska hospital after being cured of Ebola.

The 33-year-old, who caught the virus while working in Liberia, flew home to Rhode Island. The disease has killed nearly 4,900 people mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Dr. Craig Spencer is seen in this undated LinkedIn profile photo

Dr. Craig Spencer is seen in this undated LinkedIn profile photo

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/23/doctor-treated-ebola-patients-hospital-new-york

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/23/us-health-ebola-newyork-idUSKCN0IC2CU20141023

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/doctor-isolated-york-city-hospital-tests-positive-ebola/story?id=26406430

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/23/doctor-treated-ebola-patients-hospital-new-york

~~
Join Ace News Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acenewsservices/
#StandUpScotland Blog: http://standupscotland.wordpress.com/
#StandUpScotland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816793605019072/
~~

2 Americans, 1 Spanish Nurse Cured Of Ebola, As Sign’s Of World Pandemic Slow

Standard

Ashoka Mukpo is thankful for the treatment that saved his life

Ashoka Mukpo is thankful for the treatment that saved his life

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Well it looks like Ebola is calming down very fast in the USA, THANKFULLY! No reports now in 5 days since President Obama asked the Media to calm down with every story of a person sick on a plane and other stories, frightening people and giving people like me Ebola news to write about. https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/obama-warns-americans-against-ebola-hysteria/ Pretty much since that speech, there have been not one new report or scare. This is good, 2 Countries in Africa, Senegal and Nigeria are now Ebola free Countries, so I think we, as a World have beaten Ebola. I hope I am not speaking too soon. In West Africa a few Countries are still struggling badly, so we remain vigilant, but this here is fantastic news anyway you tell it, lets hope and pray this trend continues over the coming weeks, we must however still listen to the CDC and W.H.O The World Health Organisation said just 10 days ago it will spread worse.

W.H.O and CDC Have both said in the last 10/14 days Ebola will spread to around 10,000 infected a day

A photojournalist has been cured of Ebola as the United States tightens restrictions on travellers from West African countries. Ashoka Mukpo, who was working as a freelance cameraman for NBC News in Monrovia, Liberia, when he fell ill, will go home on Wednesday. In a statement, the 33-year-old American said he was humbled by his recovery.

“Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I’ve been. I’m very happy to be alive.”

Eight people including Mr Mukpo have or are being treated for ebola in the US; one of whom, a man from Liberia, has died.

Ebola screening office at JFK airport

Ebola screening office at JFK airport

One of the two nurses infected with the virus while treating a Liberian patient in Dallas is now faring better, the National Institutes of Health said on Tuesday.

Nina Pham’s condition has been upgraded from fair to good. Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, which is treating the second nurse, Amber Vinson, has so far has not given an update on her condition. Her mother said she remained weak, without offering further details. The stories of recovery came amid news that passengers travelling to the US from three West African countries must enter the country through one of five airports. The designated airports are New York’s Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington’s Dulles, Chicago’s O’Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta. Each of these hospitals implemented enhanced ebola screenings earlier this month. Government officials said about 94% of the estimated 150 daily passengers from the stricken region pass through those five airports. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said the decision was based on the department’s “ongoing response to prevent the spread of Ebola to the United States”.

~~~~

Ebola crisis: Spanish nurse Teresa Romero cured of virus after final test clears her

Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is cured from Ebola

Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is cured from Ebola

A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus according to doctors treating her. “She is now cured,” Dr Jose Ramon Arribas, head of Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital’s infectious diseases unit, told reporters. The diagnosis of Teresa Romero, 44, on October 6 sparked fears that the disease would spread through Europe. But Dr Arribas gave the nurse the all clear and declared “the criteria set by the World Health Organisation for curing the Ebola virus have been fulfilled”. She has had two negative tests in the past 48 hours indicating she was now clear of Ebola, after being in isolation in hospital since contracting the disease.

Ms Romero was one of the nursing staff at the Carlos III hospital who treated two elderly Spanish missionaries who caught the disease in West Africa and died in Madrid in August and September. It is believed she was given human serum containing antibodies from Ebola survivors and other drugs. Despite being cleared she will remain in hospital until she has fully recovered. Ms Romero’s husband Javier Limon and another 14 people who had contact with her before she was diagnosed are under observation at the hospital but none has yet shown symptoms. Dr Arribas said a specialist laboratory confirmed that a fourth and final round of tests had shown her to be clear of the virus.

The news sparked relief after two tense weeks which raised public sympathy for the nurse and questions about safety procedures and public spending cuts in Spain’s health sector. “Someone surviving the Ebola virus is always a cause for celebration,” said Marta Arsuaga, one of the doctors who have been working round the clock treating Ms Romero. Dr Arribas said that according to WHO guidelines, officials will have to wait until 42 days after the curing of the last infected patient to declare the country free of Ebola. Ebola, which begins with fever and can then escalate to diarrhoea, vomiting, internal bleeding and organ failure, has killed more than 4,500 people.

~~~~

US funnels travellers from Ebola-hit nations to five airports

Airports

Flights from West Africa arrive here, as Obama finally acts on air travel

Meanwhile, a US photojournalist infected with Ebola in Liberia is now free of the virus and will go home, the Nebraska hospital treating him said. “Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling feeling,” said Ashoka Mukpo, who was working as a freelance cameraman for NBC News in Monrovia when he fell ill. Travellers entering the United States whose trips originated in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must now fly into one of five airports that have enhanced screening in place. The restrictions will subject affected travellers to temperature tests among other protocols at New York’s JFK, New Jersey’s Newark, Washington Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago’s O’Hare international airports. Those airports account for about 94 per cent of the passengers flying to the United States from the Ebola-hit nations. The restrictions, announced by the US department of homeland security, will take effect from Wednesday (US time) and apply to all travellers, including US citizens and those who would have arrived by land or sea.

~~~~

Dallas nurse infected with Ebola faring better

Nina Pham is also showing signs of recovery

Nina Pham is also showing signs of recovery

US health authorities said the condition of a nurse infected with Ebola has been upgraded to good. Nina Pham was one of two nurses in Dallas who became infected with Ebola while treating Liberian patient Thomas Duncan, who died of the disease on October 8. “Ms Pham’s clinical status has been upgraded from fair to good,” the National Institutes of Health said in a statement. No additional details were available at this time, it added. Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, which is treating the second nurse, Amber Vinson, so far has not given an update on her condition. Her mother said on Monday she remained weak, without offering further details.

~~~~

http://news.sky.com/story/1357769/us-photojournalist-is-cured-of-ebola-virus

http://www.lbc.co.uk/us-photojournalist-is-cured-of-ebola-virus-99093

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/20/health/ebola-outbreak-roundup/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-22/spanish-ebola-nurse-cured-as-us-imposes-tighter-screening-restr/5831670

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/health/2014/10/21/spanish-nurse-aide-teresa-romero-declared-officially-free-ebola-but-still-very/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2801769/Ebola-U-S-worries-economy-jobs-poll.html

~~
Join Ace News Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acenewsservices/
#StandUpScotland Blog: http://standupscotland.wordpress.com/
#StandUpScotland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816793605019072/
~~

**BREAKING** Ebola Could Spread Globally, Obama Warns

Standard

 October 6, 2014, President Obama was briefed on the Ebola outbreak in the U.S - Very Latest

Obama has just spoken to the American people 

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Ebola could spread globally if the world does not respond to the epidemic in Africa, Barack Obama has warned.

The President also said US monitoring of ebola must be “much more aggressive”.

He insisted the second case of an infected nurse in Dallas highlights the need to ramp up efforts to confront the disease that has struck West Africa and has reached US shores.

The President spoke after meeting top Cabinet officials involved in the ebola response both in the US and in the West African region where the disease has been spreading at alarming rates.

LATEST VIDEO FROM SKY NEWS – THIS IS BAD FOR THE USA

More follows..

~~
Join Ace News Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acenewsservices/
#StandUpScotland Blog: http://standupscotland.wordpress.com/
#StandUpScotland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816793605019072/
~~

Scottish Parliament: Scotland ‘prepared’ for Ebola case

Standard

Scottish Parliament have done drills and stopped flights months ago from West Africa

Scottish Parliament have done drills and stopped flights months ago from West Africa

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

SCOTLAND’S NHS is “fully prepared” to respond should a case of Ebola be confirmed in the country, the Health Secretary has said. Alex Neil said the Scottish Government was closely monitoring the outbreak of the deadly virus in West Africa but insisted that it poses a very low risk to Scotland. The country has the expertise and facilities in place to contain any case that might be diagnosed, he added.

First Minister Alex Salmond will convene a meeting of the Government’s resilience committee today.

The committee will ensure that the health service is prepared for the possibility of an Ebola case as well as consider further measures to support countries affected by the outbreak. The Government has already provided £500,000 to the World Health Organisation to help combat the spread of the disease in west Africa. Mr Neil said: “Ebola currently poses a very low risk to Scotland and we have been working closely with Health Protection Scotland (HPS) to monitor this situation since the outbreak in west Africa began. “It should be emphasised that, even if a case was diagnosed, we have the expertise and facilities to ensure that this would be contained and isolated effectively. “But it is right to ensure that we are both doing all we can to help in the countries affected and that Scotland’s NHS stands ready should a case of Ebola be confirmed in Scotland. “The Scottish Government is working with other UK departments to ensure that appropriate border controls are in place and we have a co-ordinated response to this, continually evolving, situation. This is in line with advice and actions being introduced globally. “Scotland has a robust health protection surveillance system which monitors global disease outbreaks and ensures that we are fully prepared to respond to such situations.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29540211

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/sp/?id=2014-08-12.4.0

~~
Join Ace News Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acenewsservices/
#StandUpScotland Blog: http://standupscotland.wordpress.com/
#StandUpScotland: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816793605019072/
~~