Ebola has struck more than 8,000 victims last year alone. Another person suspected with Ebola has been transferred from Sierra Leone. The victim was urgently transported to a specialized hospital. This is the second presumption of a volunteer infected in Africa.
The presumed victim was transferred to the United Kingdom’s hospitals. The person is said to have often come in contact with the virus. The victim was a volunteer in Sierra Leone helping and monitoring infected patients. This is the second case of a presumed infected volunteer. In order to be on the safe side, officials are keeping the two suspects in quarantine for precautionary purposes.
The second victim was an Australian woman. Her protective suit was perforated while working with Ebola infected people. Immediately she became a risk to herself as well as the others whom she came in contact with later. That is why she was urgently airlifted to Gatwick Airport.
The English health department assured the victim that he did not show any Ebola symptoms. Public Health England stated that the person is not diagnosed with the virus Ebola. However, she will be monitored for the following three weeks, the virus’ incubation period. As a precaution, 21-day permanent surveillance will be assured for the volunteer.
Dr. Jenny Harries shows confidence in the public actions made against the virus spread. Health actions were carefully taken by trained medical personnel. They will further continue to protect public’s heath as well as the volunteers who help Ebola victims.
On the other side, another nurse who got infected was just erased over critical lists. The nurse was working for the “Save the Children” foundation before she became infected with Ebola. The Scottish nurse is now receiving treatment in London’s Royal Free Hospital. She will also remain in isolation for a period of time.
As a reminder, the Ebola virus was first contacted in West Africa last year. The virus was spreading in nations such as Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. More than 20,000 people were taken by surprise by the virus which led to more than 8,000 deaths.
The way in which the virus spreads is through bodily fluids. For example, a person sneezes. His Ebola infected saliva reaches a table. Another person touches that table. The other person will also be infected with Ebola virus.
Last but not least, common symptoms can relate to fatigue, fever, vomit, pain in joints and muscles, sore throat or intense headaches.
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