Fears grow in United States over Ebola’s spread outside West Africa

A sign asks patients to inform staff if they have fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, vomiting or diarrhea symptoms and have recently traveled internationally or have had contact with someone who recently traveled internationally at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York

A sign asks patients to inform staff if they have fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, vomiting or diarrhea symptoms and have recently traveled internationally or have had contact with someone who recently traveled internationally at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, New York

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

(Reuters) – Fears are growing in the United States about Ebola with about 200 airline cabin cleaners walking off the job in New York and some lawmakers demanding the government ban travelers from the West African countries hit hardest by the virus. “The nation is frightened, and people are frightened of this disease,” the U.S. cabinet secretary for health, Sylvia Burwell, said on Thursday, a day after the death in Texas of the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell told a news conference that people were frightened because Ebola “has a very high mortality rate. They’re frightened because they need to learn and understand what the facts are about that disease.”

As the government prepares to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever at five major airports over the next week, cleaners at New York’s LaGuardia Airport staged a one-day work stoppage over what they say is insufficient protection for workers whose jobs include cleaning up vomit and bathrooms. The cleaners will return to work Thursday night. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said the goal was to expand airport screenings for Ebola internationally to “as many different checkpoints as possible.” The Ebola virus causes hemorrhagic fever and is spread through direct contact with body fluids from an infected person, who would suffer severe bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. “We are always with feces and near garbage,” Sharekul Islam, 20, whose job cleaning airplane cabins at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport regularly exposes him to the type of waste and fluids that can transmit Ebola.

Twenty-three Republican and three Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter to President Barack Obama asking the State Department to impose a travel ban and restrict visas issued to citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Oct. 8-dated letter also asked U.S. health and border control officials to consider quarantine of 21 days for anyone who arrives from the affected nations after being exposed to Ebola, the period in which they would show signs of illness. It said the World Health Organization “is an organization of unelected bureaucrats and political appointees of foreign countries. It has no duty to protect the lives and well-being of Americans, as you do.” WHO says nearly 4,000 people have died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record, with a death toll averaging about 50 percent of cases since March. An unrelated outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has killed dozens.

Shares in Lakeland Industries, a maker of suits to wear while handling hazardous materials, rose more than 50 percent on Thursday on expectations of the disease spreading. A Liberian man who flew on commercial flights from his home country on Sept. 19 and died in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday morning had had contact in Liberia with a woman who later died of the disease. In other examples of the concern over Ebola, a sheriff’s deputy was admitted to hospital Wednesday after saying he may have been exposed to the Liberian man. The deputy tested negative for Ebola, the state health department said. And on Wednesday, jail officials in Kenosha County, Wisconsin moved a female Immigration Customs Enforcement detainee into medical isolation after learning she was from Liberia, and despite her showing no symptoms of the virus, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Her temperature was taken twice and she was monitored by nurses, the department said. Separately in Washington, a Republican in the U.S. Senate is still holding up most of $750 million from the Defense Department’s request to shift $1 billion in war funds to fight Ebola. Senator James Inhofe’s approval as the top Republican on the Senate Armed Forces Committee is needed, although other senior Republicans said they backed the funds. U.S. health officials, while answering questions about mistakes in the treatment of Liberian man Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and overall preparedness for Ebola patients, have emphasized the need to tackle the virus at its source in West Africa. “This is a fluid and heterogeneous epidemic. It is changing quickly and it’s going to be a long fight,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday at a high-level meeting of major donors at the World Bank. Frieden compared Ebola to AIDS and said, “Speed is the most important variable here. This is controllable and this was preventable.”

A Spanish nurse is in serious condition in Madrid with Ebola after treating a priest who was repatriated from West Africa and died of the disease, the first reported transmission outside of the region. A British man suspected of contracting the virus died in Macedonia, a government official said on Thursday.

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Governments seize colloidal silver being used to treat Ebola patients, says advocate

Ebola-Virus-Close-UpBy Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

(Natural News) Efforts to bring natural Ebola treatments to suffering West Africans have been squelched by the World Health Organization (WHO), which recently blocked multiple shipments of nanosilver solution measuring at 10 parts per million (ppm) from entering the region, leaving thousands to suffer needlessly.
WHO officials also reportedly called off a trial at an Ebola isolation ward where local health authorities were set to begin administering the silver, which the U.S. government previously demonstrated is highly effective against Ebola. WHO ordered the trial not to proceed despite the fact that it had earlier voiced support for experimental treatments.

Both WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have given their blessing to experimental therapies for Ebola, citing a lack of proven treatment options. But when it comes to using therapeutic silver, all bets are off, it seems.

Authorities block small shipment of nanosilver three times

According to the Natural Solutions Foundation (NSF), efforts to ship nanosilver into Sierra Leone have thus far failed. The organization has been trying to deliver a shipment of 200 bottles of nanosilver 10 ppm, and 100 tubes of nanosilver gel, to no avail. At this point, the shipment has been returned to the U.S. for the third time.

“That parcel, shipped Air Express at a cost of $3400 to Sierra Leone on August 20, never made it out of Paris,” reads an NSF action alert. “Air France has yet to find a reason for that. But it made its way back to the US again, apparently for the 3rd time without being delivered to Africa.”

People are dying, and bureaucrats are still playing politics with silver

Formerly classified documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) reveal that antimicrobial silver solutions like the kind NSF is trying to deliver to Africa have proven benefits in fighting Ebola and other forms of hemorrhagic fever. Research conducted by the DOD and several other federal agencies back in 2008 confirmed this, though health regulators largely ignored it.

A presentation entitled “Silver Nanoparticles Neutralize Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses,” which revealed exactly what its name suggests, was buried and kept secret for years. In essence, investigators determined that simple silver solutions neutralize viruses like Arenavirus and Filovirus, both of which are related to Ebola.

Interestingly, the research was conducted with the backing of the DOD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction. The presentation was given by researchers from the Applied Biotechnology Branch, 711th Human Performance Wing of the Air Force Research Laboratory.

But not a single mainstream media outlet reported on the presentation, and to this day its findings have been largely ignored by establishment health authorities. Sadly, this political quagmire — nanosilver is an obvious threat to pharmaceutical interests, and thus is being marginalized — is resulting in thousands of needless deaths in West Africa with no end in sight.

Sources:

http://org.salsalabs.com

http://thesilveredge.com

http://www.npr.org

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W.H.O. Removes Team From Sierra Leone After a Medical Worker Contracts Ebola

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This is REAL bad news for the World and right now Sierra Leone, with the W.H.O team leaving this tells us they battle is lost in that region. Lets hope and pray that this doesn’t spread. This is really bad news .

The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it had removed its Ebola response teams from a region of Sierra Leone that has been hardest hit by the outbreak after a Senegalese epidemiologist there contracted the virus.

The pullback comes just a day after the organization announced a “reinvigorated commitment” and an increase in its work to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone, one of three West African nations at the center of the outbreak.

People looked at the body of a man suspected of dying from the Ebola virus on Tuesday in Monrovia, Liberia. Liberian Leader Reported to Fire Officials for Defying Ebola Orders
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Jattu Lahai, 26, in her room in Daru, Sierra Leone, after completing two weeks of successful treatment for the Ebola virus.Daru Journal: Surviving Ebola, but Untouchable Back HomeAUG. 18, 2014
The organization was overseeing two teams in Kailahun, near the Guinean border, said Christy Feig, its director of communications. Those pulled back included three Public Health Agency of Canada workers running a mobile laboratory that tested for the virus, and three employees of the World Health Organization who coordinated the tracing of victims’ contacts, among other tasks, Ms. Feig said. The aid group Doctors Without Borders operates an 80-bed treatment center in Kailahun, which will continue operating, according to Michael Goldfarb, a media relations manager for the group.

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As of Monday, there had been 440 confirmed Ebola cases in Kailahun, nearly half of the total throughout Sierra Leone, where there have been 341 deaths, according to the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation. On Monday, it documented 31 new cases, including 12 in Kailahun. The health organization is investigating how the epidemiologist, who was deployed through its Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, became infected. Ms. Feig said the organization was working on evacuating him from the country and had a new team in Freetown, the capital, ready to deploy to Kailahun after addressing whatever issues might have led to his infection.

“This was the responsible thing to do,” Dr. Daniel Kertesz, the organization’s representative in Sierra Leone, said in a news release. “The field team has been through a traumatic time through this incident. They are exhausted from many weeks of heroic work, helping patients infected with Ebola. When you add a stressor like this, the risk of accidents increases.”Ms. Feig said the work of the laboratory team would be taken over by a second laboratory, in Kenema, Sierra Leone.Doctors Without Borders’ Ebola health workers wear more restrictive equipment than the standard protective gear used by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Doctors Without Borders says it has never documented an infection of a staff member through many years of responding to Ebola outbreaks.

In hot environments, though, some workers said they could not spend as long in the Doctors Without Borders gear. Ms. Feig said it was unlikely that the World Health Organization’s protective equipment, worn properly, would have played a role in the worker’s infection, given that large numbers of staff have worked safely in it. The Senegalese man infected was also not serving as a clinician and was, according to the health organization, its first affiliated worker to contract the virus. The organization has not released any other information about the man.Last week, the United Nations announced an emergency appeal for more than $18 million to fight Ebola for the next six months in Sierra Leone, including the deployment of more health organization workers to support logistics, improve public awareness and coordinate the overall effort to control the outbreak.

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UN: EBOLA OUTBREAK NEEDS GLOBAL FUNDING – AS EBOLA GOES OUT OF CONTROL – CONFIRMED GLOBAL ISSUE

Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, China's Margaret Chan and Assistant Director General for Health Security Keiji Fukuda of the US

Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, China’s Margaret Chan and Assistant Director General for Health Security Keiji Fukuda of the US

 Israel, Palestine, ISIS, Iraq, Russia, Nigeria, Ukraine, War – Forget it all, because this may make them all pointless in our World.

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.

The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest and longest ever recorded for the disease, which has a death rate of about 50 percent and has so far killed at least 961 people, according to the U.N. health agency. It emerged in Guinea in March and has since spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. “Countries affected to date simply do not have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this size and complexity on their own,” WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan told a news conference Friday in Geneva. “I urge the international community to provide this support on the most urgent basis possible.” She added that the world’s “collective health security” depends on curbing the spread of the killer virus in West Africa, even as she acknowledged that many countries would probably not have any Ebola cases.

 TTHIS VIDEO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO YOU MAY EVER WATCH, AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT CONFIRMING ONE OF THE MOST DEADLY VIRUSES ON EARTH IS OUT OF CONTROL AND HAS SPREAD AROUND THE GLOBE AND IS SPREADING FAST, 1st World MEET 3rd World.

The Nigerian government declared containing the Ebola virus in Africa’s most populous country a national emergency Friday, after two Ebola patients died and the health ministry said seven other cases were confirmed. President Goodluck Jonathan approved spending $11.7 million to fight the disease and urged schools to extend a current holiday to give experts more time to assess the Ebola threat. Since Ebola was first identified in 1976, there have been more than 20 outbreaks in central and eastern Africa; this is the first to affect West Africa. The virus causes symptoms including fever, vomiting, muscle pain and bleeding. It is spread by direct contact with bodily fluids like blood, sweat, urine, saliva and diarrhea. The U.N. agency convened an expert committee this week to assess the severity of the Ebola epidemic. WHO declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio in May.

The impact of WHO’s declaration Friday is unclear; its similar declaration about polio doesn’t yet seem to have slowed the spread of the paralytic virus. “Statements won’t save lives,” said Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for the Doctors Without Borders charity group. “For weeks, (we) have been repeating that a massive medical, epidemiological and public health response is desperately needed. … Lives are being lost because the response is too slow.” “I don’t know what the advantage is of declaring an international emergency,” added Dr. David Heymann, who directed WHO’s response to the SARS outbreak and is now a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “This could bring in more foreign aid but we don’t know that yet.”

Earlier this week, the World Bank pledged up to $200 million in emergency funding to help the countries affected by Ebola and strengthen public health systems across West Africa. On Friday, the European Union said it would chip in an additional 8 million euros ($10.7 million) to Ebola efforts and send a second mobile lab to help with diagnostics. USAID also announced it would invest an extra $12.45 million to support the fight against Ebola. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already warned Americans against traveling to West Africa due to the Ebola outbreak. The agency also put U.S. hospitals on alert for symptoms so they can spot potential cases. Two Americans infected with Ebola recently received a drug never before tested in people. The American doctor infected with Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly, said in a statement Friday he’s getting stronger every day.

“I held the hands of countless individuals as this terrible disease took their lives away from them. I witnessed the horror firsthand, and I can still remember every face and name.” he added. He and another aid worker, Nancy Writebol, are being treated in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Writebol’s husband, David, who remains in Liberia, told reporters Friday that his wife also appears to be improving. Next week, WHO will hold another meeting to discuss whether it’s ethical to use experimental Ebola treatments in the current outbreak. There is no licensed drug or treatment for Ebola and no evidence in people that the experimental treatments work.

Other experts hoped the WHO declaration would mean that send more health workers are sent to West Africa. “The situation is very critical and different from what we’ve seen before,” said Dr. Heinz Feldmann, chief of virology at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. “There are so many locations with transmission popping up and we just need more people on the ground.” WHO did not recommend any travel or trade bans Friday but said people who had close contact with Ebola patients should not travel internationally. For countries with Ebola, WHO issued various recommendations, including exit screening at international airports and border crossings to spot potential cases. It also discouraged mass gatherings. WHO said countries without Ebola should heighten their surveillance and treat any suspected cases as a health emergency.

This week, two of the worst-hit Ebola countries — Liberia and Sierra Leone — brought in troops to enforce quarantines and stop people infected with the disease from traveling. Liberian authorities said no one with a fever would be allowed in or out of the country and warned some civil liberties could be suspended if needed to bring the killer virus under control. The disease spread from Liberia to Nigeria when a man apparently sick with Ebola boarded a plane, according to the Nigerian government. Nigerian authorities say the man, who later died, was not placed into isolation for at least 24 hours after he was hospitalized. A nurse who treated him has since died from Ebola and authorities are monitoring seven other cases among people who had contact with him. Chan said while extraordinary measures might be necessary to contain the Ebola outbreak, it was important to recognize civil rights. “We need to respect the dignity of people and inform them why these measures are being taken,” she said.

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CONFIRMED – Ebola is a Real Public health risk to the World

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Well let there be NO question now, Ebola has won, W.H.O have failed and Ebola has spread around the World. There are confirmed cases in China, USA and Europe. West Africa is rampant with it. This is now a real and honest World issue, it has and will spread to all corners of the globe. W.H.O would not say this if they thought otherwise. This is bigger than the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed 10% of the planet for one reason, Air travel. We now pray to a God if we have one. Countries MUST close borders, Air Travel MUST be suspended World Wide. This is out of control. Our worst fears have become reality

Ebola An International Health Emergency – WHO

http://news.sky.com/story/1315153/ebola-an-international-health-emergency-who

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an “extraordinary event”, which poses a public health risk to other states, the World Health Organization said, urging global coordinated response to the disease. The health body described the consequences of a further international spread of the virus as“particularly serious” due to its virulence. “A coordinated international response is deemed essential to stop and reverse the international spread of Ebola,” the WHO said in a statement after a two-day meeting of its emergency committee on Ebola.

 

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WHO (World Health Organisation) announced an international health emergency over Ebola, calling the current outbreak the most severe since 1976, when the virus was first identified in humans. The organization previously declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio this May. The declaration of an international emergency is aimed at increasing the level of vigilance for transmission of the virus. All states with Ebola transmission – Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone – should declare a national emergency, WHO said, adding that the outbreak shouldn’t prevent international trade and travel. “Countries affected to date simply do not have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this size and complexity on their own,” Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO chief, said at a news conference in Geneva. “I urge the international community to provide this support on the most urgent basis possible.

WHO announced an international health emergency over Ebola, calling the current outbreak the most severe since 1976, when the virus was first identified in humans. The organization previously declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio this May. The declaration of an international emergency is aimed at increasing the level of vigilance for transmission of the virus. All states with Ebola transmission – Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone – should declare a national emergency, WHO said, adding that the outbreak shouldn’t prevent international trade and travel. "Countries affected to date simply do not have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this size and complexity on their own," Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO chief, said at a news conference in Geneva. "I urge the international community to provide this support on the most urgent basis possible.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan (L) sits next to Keiji Fukuda

The spread of Ebola could be stopped if infected people are dealt with properly, Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s head of health security, said. “This is not a mysterious disease. This is an infectious disease that can be contained,” he stressed. “It is not a virus that is spread through the air.” The organization explained the rapid spreading of the virus by the weaknesses of the health systems of the affected states in West Africa. The inexperience of local medics and misperception of the Ebola virus “continue to be a major challenge in some communities,” the health body added. Global alarm over the spread of the disease increased in July when an American citizen died in Nigeria after traveling there by plane from Liberia. The current outbreak of Ebola, which began in Guinea in March and spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia, has already claimed nearly 1,000 lives.

US lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

The US health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental Ebola drug, which could clear the way for its use to treat patients infected with the deadly virus. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals announced on Thursday that it has received “verbal confirmation” from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the full clinical hold on its TKM-Ebola drug has been modified to a partial clinical hold. “We’re pleased that the FDA has considered the risk-reward of TKM-Ebola for infected patients,” Dr. Mark Murray, Tekmira’s CEO, stressed. “We have been closely watching the Ebola virus outbreak and its consequences, and we are willing to assist with any responsible use of TKM-Ebola.” The drug developed by the Canadian company, which has a $140-million deal with the US government, has shown ability to block high doses of the Ebola virus in monkey studies.

An ambulance carrying American missionary Nancy Writebol, 59, who is infected with Ebola in West Africa arrives past crowds of people taking pictures at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia

An ambulance carrying American missionary Nancy Writebol, 59, who is infected with Ebola in West Africa arrives past crowds of people taking pictures at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia

However, Tekmira had to stop its research on July 21 after small dosing study in 28 healthy adults revealed problematic immune responses among some of the subjects. Previously, a source within the FDA told Reuters that the partial hold would allow the company to launch a new study in sick patients, for whom any safety risks from the treatment would be mitigated by the prospect of dying. “The benefit-risk ratio changes completely,” the source said. “Anything that would shift the risk-benefit to a more favorable outcome could potentially allow the authorization of that study.” Earlier this week, another experimental drug was given to two American aid workers who contracted Ebola in Liberia, with the patients showing signs of improvement. Unlike TKM-Ebola, which targets the genetic material of Ebola, ZMapp drug, developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical of the US, is aimed at boosting the immune system’s efforts to tackle the virus. Experimental drugs that haven’t yet proven to be safe or effective are given the green light due to a massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa. However, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, said that the actual death toll may exceed the WHO’s stats as many cases may remain unreported. “The data coming out is kind of a fog-of-war situation,” Frieden is cited as saying by AP. The health official warned the congressional committee on Thursday that current Ebola crisis in West Africa can sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined.

Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014

Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 25, 2014

“It will be a long and hard fight” because in a best-case scenario it would take at least three to six months to end the outbreak, Frieden stressed. The virus is spreading rapidly due to lack of infection control, with families taking care of their sick relatives together with the health workers, and risky burial practices, he added. Meanwhile, the US has ordered families of its diplomats to in Liberia, warning against non-essential travel to the West African state. The US is also sending extra staff to Liberia in the fight against Ebola, which includes 12 disease prevention specialists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a 13-member disaster assistance response team from USAID. Ebola virus disease is a severe disease, with a fatality rate of up to 90 percent, according to the WHO.

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EU on high alert as Germany agrees to accept Ebola patients

A scientist separates blood cells from plasma cells to isolate any Ebola

A scientist separates blood cells from plasma cells to isolate any Ebola

A story I have been following on AceNews, https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/?s=Ebola I think it’s fair to say forget Israel, Palestine, Russia, ISIS, Ukraine, any conflict or war because of how this story has developed over night. The main Dr who was helping contain this has died, https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/top-ebola-doctor-has-contracted-the-ebola-virus/  who died, and overnight we were told this is “Out of Control” This is the worst outbreak of Ebola, this is the 1st time it has broken one border, it has broken through several, rumours of a woman in China, if true and she has passed it on, China is 24% of the planet. Over night news https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/ebola-epidemic-out-of-control-now-a-world-threat-90-mortality-rate-please-read-and-learn/
Know the disease, learn about this disease that kills 90% of people who get it, one of, if not the worst micro-bug on Earth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_disease

German hospital has agreed to treat Ebola patients amid widespread fears of a possible outbreak of the deadly disease in Europe. Over 670 people have already been killed by the disease in West Africa with doctors struggling to control the epidemic. A German hospital in Hamburg agreed to accept patients following a request from the World Health Organization (WHO), Deutsche Welle reports. Doctors assure that the utmost precautions will be taken to make sure the disease does not spread during treatment. The patients will be kept in an isolation ward behind several airlocks, and doctors and nurses will wear body suits with their own oxygen supplies that will be burned every three hours. German authorities were expecting the arrival of Sheik Umar Khan, an Ebola expert who caught the disease while treating patients in Sierra Leone, but he died before he could be transported. “We were actually anticipating the patient’s arrival over the weekend,” Dr. Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, head of the viral diagnostic unit at Hamburg’s Bernhard-Nocht-Institute, told German public broadcaster NDR.

This latest outbreak of Ebola originated in Guinea in February and quickly spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria where the first case was reported last week. The disease has already claimed over 650 lives and has prompted authorities in Europe to take measures to prevent its spread. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will chair a meeting of the Cabinet Office Briefing Room (COBRA) on Wednesday to discuss the government’s reaction to the outbreak of the deadly disease. On Monday, a man was tested for the virus at a Birmingham Airport following a flight from Nigeria via Paris. The Department of Health later confirmed that the tests were negative and said the UK authorities were prepared to deal with the threat of Ebola. “Protecting the public from infectious diseases is a priority and we lead the world in this field. We are well prepared to identify and deal with any potential cases of Ebola,” a Department of Health official told reporters.

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In Hong Kong, a woman has been hospitalized with a suspected case of Ebola. According to reports from China Daily, the woman had recently returned home from a trip to Africa. In an effort to confine the spread of the disease, the International Civil Aviation Organization will consult with the World Health Organization. “Until now [the virus] had not impacted commercial aviation, but now we’re affected,” WHO Secretary-General Raymond Benjamin told the media, referencing the death of a 40-year-old man who died of Ebola after traveling on Togo-based airline ASKY from Liberia to Nigeria via the Togolese capital of Lome. “We will have to act quickly,” Benjamin said. “We will consult with the WHO to see what types of measures should be put in place.” The Ebola virus spreads through direct contact of bodily fluids and is deadly in up to 90 percent of cases. Symptoms include fever, vomiting and internal bleeding.

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Top ebola doctor has contracted the ebola virus

Dr. Khan.

Dr. Khan.

The chief doctor who has been leading the fight against the Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone has contracted the disease himself, officials from the country’s Ministry of Health said. Dr Khan in the days before catching Ebola flew out of Africa to Spain. So W.H.O (World Health Organisation) have a job containing this one. Lets all hope Dr Khan wasn’t showing symptoms on the 23rd in Spain.

Sheik Umar Khan, 39, was credited with treating more than 100 victims of the virus in West Africa during the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever recorded. He is now being treated by the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders in a facility in Kailahun in Sierra Leone. Organization spokesperson Sandra Murillo, citing patient-doctor confidentiality, could not disclose Khan’s condition.

Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor leading anti-Ebola efforts in Sierra Leone—one of three Western African countries that have been hit by an outbreak—has contracted the virus himself, Reuters reports:

Khan, a Sierra Leonean virologist credited with treating more than 100 Ebola victims, has been transferred to a treatment ward run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, according to the statement released late on Tuesday by the president’s office.

Health minister Miatta Kargbo called Khan a national hero and said she would “do anything and everything in my power to ensure he survives”.

“I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” Khan said in an interview before he developed symptoms of infection. Three nurses at the facility where he worked have died in the last week.

More than 1,000 cases and 660 deaths in West Africa have been reported to date, according to the World Health Organization. The outbreak has affected Sierra Leone, Liberia and New Guinea. Sierra Leone is the epicenter of the epidemic with 454 cases recorded thus far, according to Doctors Without Borders.

Khan was one of more than 200 staff members in Sierra Leone working to combat the epidemic. Even before he caught the virus, he was worried about the close proximity to the virus.

“I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” he told Reuters in late June. “Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.”

Sierra Leone Health Minister Miatta Kargbo called Khan a national hero, Reuters reported, and said she would “do anything and everything in my power to ensure he survives.”

Three nurses who worked in the same Ebola treatment center as Khan are believed to have died from the disease.

Ebola is transmitted through contact — usually of bodily fluids like vomit, blood, urine or feces. The virus can infect people even after death, often resulting in the infection of morticians or mourners who come in direct contact with the body, according to Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Ebola can also be transmitted through fruit bats or by the consumption of infected bush meat such as primates. Ebola has up to a 90% fatality rate, according to the WHO. There is currently no cure for Ebola and no vaccine to prevent it.

WHO, the local governments and Doctors Without Borders have been struggling to contain the outbreak, ramping up their efforts in case management, infection prevention, and control and public awareness of the virus. Local workers are trained in these protocol in addition to safe burials, WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said.

Fauci said there is a likelihood that the virus will spread to other countries despite the government and organizations’ efforts.

“Previous outbreaks were usually in very rural areas, so they were geographically self-contained,” Fauci said. “These (epidemics) are spreading to the cities.”

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