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Post  Lioned on Tue 29 Jul - 17:11

Doctors in UK have been sent letters to watch out for the deadly virus that 'melts' your internal organs !

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/deadly-ebola-virus-way-uk-3928272

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Post  Lioned on Tue 29 Jul - 21:42

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/is-ebola-coming-to-britain-uk-health-officials-issue-warning-to-doctors-as-outbreak-fears-grow-9634779.html

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Post  Badboy on Tue 29 Jul - 23:21

LETS HOPE IT DOESN'T SPREAD AROUND UK.

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Post  Lioned on Tue 29 Jul - 23:38

Badboy wrote:LETS HOPE IT DOESN'T SPREAD AROUND UK.

Lets hope it doesn't Badboy.Maybe some controls over travel to those countries affected will have to happen eventually.

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Post  Panda on Wed 30 Jul - 10:38

Lioned wrote:
Badboy wrote:LETS HOPE IT DOESN'T SPREAD AROUND UK.

Lets hope it doesn't Badboy.Maybe some controls over travel to those countries affected will have to happen eventually.

Lioned , as you must be aware, an Ebola thread has been operating for months!!! This is the thread you mocked at initially when i started it, suggestng it had no interest LOL

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Post  Lioned on Wed 30 Jul - 10:57

Phillip Hammond is to hold a Cobra meeting later today.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28558783

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Post  kitti on Wed 30 Jul - 11:17

The Ebola virus was one off the viruses that was held in a locked up building which hold other killer viruses with no cures...though why they keep these is beyond me.



I knew about this virus 30 odd years ago and I think less than a handful off people had contracted it and they all died within 24 hours, they bled from the inside out....


Now, this can't be the same strain of the Ebola virus that is locked up in this building because people are living after they had contracted it, which is good and these people that have this strain don't look like the people I saw which had the Ebola virus years ago.



Perhaps, I don't know, as this virus is passed on it may get weaker and pan out or because it is weaker people will survive it.



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Post  wantthetruth on Wed 30 Jul - 11:19

I'm reserving judgement so far. There was so much hoo ha about bird and swine flu and that never came to anything.

I don't think we're all doomed....yet.

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Post  Lioned on Wed 30 Jul - 12:31

There was a 'scare' in Birmngham this morning but a false alarm.At least it shows they are lookng for it now.

http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2014-07-30/ebola-alert-at-birmingham-airport-as-man-tested-for-deadly-virus/

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Post  Guest on Wed 30 Jul - 13:25

Panda wrote:
Lioned wrote:
Badboy wrote:LETS HOPE IT DOESN'T SPREAD AROUND UK.

Lets hope it doesn't Badboy.Maybe some controls over travel to those countries affected will have to happen eventually.

Lioned , as you must be aware, an Ebola thread has been operating for months!!! This is the thread you mocked at initially when i started it, suggestng it had no interest LOL

I don't think a killer, incurable, highly contagious disease is anything to LOL about.

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Post  Lioned on Wed 30 Jul - 14:58

Boris says London will be ok.So thats very comforting to know.

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Post  Lioned on Wed 30 Jul - 19:20

Phillip Hammond says the NHS can deal with any Ebola outbreak in UK.


http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28558783

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Post  Angelina on Wed 30 Jul - 19:42

Lioned wrote:Phillip Hammond says the NHS can deal with any Ebola outbreak in UK.


http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28558783

Yeah, right! Why do I have no confidence in that statement.

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Post  fuzeta on Wed 30 Jul - 20:12

As well as a ban on us travelling to the countries that have it. How about a ban on the people from these countries travelling here. Or is that 'off the wall' ???? It makes sense to me

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Post  Lioned on Wed 30 Jul - 20:24

It would seem sensible to restrict travel to and from those affected areas but you cant put those countries into complete isolation.
The biggest danger is probably from the health care workers who are in contact with those infected.
Trouble is there seems to be an incubation period of 21 days.
Not sure it would be practical to put all arrivals in quarantine for that length of time.

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Post  fuzeta on Wed 30 Jul - 20:29

In view of the seriousness of this disease they should be told that they cannot travel here. What is wrong with that, seems very sensible to me. I don't want to see people here die because we are to soft to put restrictions.

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Post  mara thon on Wed 30 Jul - 20:43

fuzeta wrote:In view of the seriousness of this disease they should be told that they cannot travel here. What is wrong with that, seems very sensible to me.  I don't want to see people here die because we are to soft to put restrictions.

I agree with you fuzeta, it´s going to be a huge problem. In my opinion one problem is the "immigrants" who try to cross to UK from France in trucks, many of these immigrants have travelled through many countries to get there and as has been in the news more than once, authorities in UK simply have no idea of how many illegal immigrants there are, or how many actually manage one way or another to get into the country. I think it will be a big problem for many European countries if effective emergency procedures are not taken quickly.

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Post  fuzeta on Wed 30 Jul - 21:13

Yes it needs quick strong action Mara, no pussy footing. Terrible for all the people if something like that took a hold

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Post  malena stool on Wed 30 Jul - 22:09

The government have it all under control....Just as they and previous administrations had complete control over the return of TB to these islands.

They are bigger liars than Tom Pepper.




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Post  Lioned on Wed 30 Jul - 22:14

Best as i can see around 670 have died in this latest outbreak and in total about 2000 recorded deaths since it first became known.
According to the WHO about 1.6 million people died of Aids related illness in 2012 alone.

No reason to be complacent as the evidence seems to be suggesting it has moved from the 'outback' to the inner cities.






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Post  wantthetruth on Thu 31 Jul - 6:25

Putting restrictions on people travelling is going to be very hard, especially as it has a three week incubation period before symptoms appear.

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Post  malena stool on Thu 31 Jul - 8:56

UK Border Staff 'Unprepared' To Deal With Ebola Threat
The Huffington Post UK/PA
Posted: 31/07/2014 08:22 BST Updated: 19 minutes ago Print Article

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/31/ebola-uk-border-airport_n_5636574.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk-ws-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D282490

Border staff do not feel adequately prepared to deal with the possibility of people with Ebola coming to the UK and need more information about the threat, a union leader said.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond sought to reassure the public over fears that the disease could come to Britain yesterday, saying it was "most unlikely" it could spread within the UK.

He did, however, describe the outbreak as a "very serious threat", and health experts have met to discuss the possibility of people contracting the virus in West Africa and falling sick here.

A member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) puts on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital

Public Health England has warned health officials to be on the lookout for any unexplained illness in people returning from the affected countries.

But Immigration Service Union general secretary Lucy Moreton said the union's members were very concerned and were not confident over what to do if they suspected someone of being sick.

Ebola Cure May Have Already Been Discovered - So Why Are People Still Dying?
She told BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight programme: "They serve on the front line; they are the first point of contact usually for people coming off an aircraft and the concern is what do they do if they're confronted with someone that doesn't appear well who appears at the border.

"There is no health facility at the border, there is no containment facility and until extremely recently there has been no guidance issued to staff at all as to what they should do."

Ms Moreton said members had been contacting the union for guidance on what to do and how to protect themselves, but that it had no answers for them.

Fears are rising after an epidemic of the deadly virus swept West Africa, killing more than 670 people. Ebola has no vaccine and there is no cure.

A British doctor volunteering with victims of the disease in Sierra Leone called for more help for agencies such as Medecins Sans Frontieres working in the region.

Benjamin Black, an obstetrician from Manchester who worked in hospitals in London, has been working 24-hour shifts in a clinic in the southern city of Bo, and says doctors have been struggling to cope with the pressure.

In an interview with Metro he described how he tried to save pregnant women struck with the disease, performing an emergency hysterectomy on one sufferer and helping a pregnant woman who had suffered severe bleeding and fever after preparing bodies of Ebola victims for a funeral.

Mr Black, 32, told the newspaper: "I couldn't believe this was my first shift, on my first mission. As I operated, I kept thinking I was going to drown in the pressure."

He said it was a "major concern" what might happen around the world, adding: "The main challenge here, though, is that the health authorities just don't have the infrastructure to cope. They're overwhelmed."

There have been concerns that the disease could move to the UK after it emerged two people have been assessed for the virus in Britain.

A man was given the all-clear following tests in Birmingham after he travelled from Benin in Nigeria via Paris to the Midlands, while doctors ruled out the need for an Ebola test in a second male in west London.

The Government's emergencies committee Cobra met to discuss the situation yesterday, after which Hammond said the "logical" approach was to tackle the disease at source in West Africa.

He said that the "frankly different" standards of infection control in the UK meant it was unlikely it could spread here, and that the disease appeared to be contained within the worst outbreak areas.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also said that Britain had expertise in the NHS and extensive experience dealing with dangerous diseases through the work of hospitals such as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The outbreak has centred on Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. There has also been particular concern after densely populated Nigeria reported what is thought to be its first death from the disease on Friday.

Liberia's president ordered the nation's schools to shut down and civil servants to stay at home, while America's Peace Corps said it was evacuating 340 volunteers from the three countries.

Health workers tackling the outbreak in the region have been especially vulnerable to contracting the disease, with one doctor treating patients in Sierra Leone dying after becoming infected.

Two American health workers - a doctor and a missionary - are also in hospital in neighbouring Liberia after contracting the disease.

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Post  wantthetruth on Thu 31 Jul - 11:16

Bless those health workers who are risking their lives to get this contained.

I hope the US Dr gets through it.............

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Post  Lioned on Thu 31 Jul - 13:11

"Sir Mark Walport, the government's chief scientific adviser, said it was important to be prepared. "The government is keeping a close eye on the outbreak and we are well prepared," he said.

"No cases of imported Ebola have ever been reported in the UK. The risk to a traveller going to west Africa of contracting Ebola is very low but the chief medical officer has alerted medical practitioners about the situation in west Africa and requested they remain vigilant for unexplained illness in those who have visited the affected area."

In an interview published in Tuesday's Daily Telegraph, he said the disease was "potentially a major threat" to the UK because of the increasingly "interconnected" nature of the world.

He told the paper: "The most dangerous infections of humans have always been those which have emerged from other species. They are a potential major threat to us. Emerging infectious disease is a global grand challenge."


Trouble is we also have a serious problem with anti biotic resistance so any new threat could be compounded by that.



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Post  Lioned on Wed 13 Aug - 13:01

First European dies of Ebola !

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28754899

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