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  • UN: Nigerian peacekeeper recovers from Ebola, returning to mission in Liberia

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/...a_1509674.html

    United Nations: A military personnel of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has tested positive for Ebola and is undergoing treatment in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, a UN spokesman has revealed.
    [...]
    "This is the third case of Ebola in the mission, with one confirmed case and another probable case earlier. Both (the cases) resulted in the death of the staff members," said the spokesman.
    [...]

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    Re: Member of UN mission in Liberia hit by Ebola - Will be treated in the Netherlands

    Ebola patient to the Netherlands

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 2014

    Probably this weekend, the first Ebola patient will arrive in the Netherlands. According to the Ministry of Health a Nigerian man will be brought to the Netherlands at the request of the World Health Organization.

    The government said earlier four beds are available in the Emergency Hospital UMC Utrecht for international aid workers infected with Ebola. It is the first use of 1 of those beds.

    The man who will be treated in the Netherlands, is a Nigerian soldier of the UN peacekeeping force in Liberia. He comes with a special flight to the Netherlands. When, exactly, is not quite sure, but the expectation is that this is the very short term.

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    • #3
      Re: Member of UN mission in Liberia hit by Ebola - Treated in the Netherlands


      NOS

      Arrival of first ebola patient to UMC Utrecht

      BY MICHAEL DARMANIN · DECEMBER 5, 2014

      A spokesperson for the Dutch Ministry of Health confirmed the arrival of a United Nations soldier to the University Medical Center (UMC) in Utrecht. The soldier is believed to have contracted Ebola during his ongoing peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL); one of the West African countries affected by Ebola.

      The World Health Organization has requested to ensure proper containment of the patient during his treatment to prevent further spread of the deadly virus. Four specialized beds have been prepared for any possible Ebola patients that might be arriving.


      The Netherlands has offered these places as part of a European medical evacuation initiative. Other European countries have also recently accepted foreign Ebola patients such as Germany, France and Switzerland, the spokesman said.

      “The UMC are completely prepared for the reception and care of any possible Ebola patients,” reported Minister Edith Schippers from the Ministry of Health last month.

      The Healthcare Inspectorate are positive about the measures taken by the UMC to contain and effectively treat patients.


      UC
      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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      • #4
        Re: Member of UN mission in Liberia hit by Ebola - Treated in the Netherlands - Declared cured

        Ebola patient to UMC Utrecht declared cured

        December 19, 2014

        The Ebola patient who was flown to the Netherlands two weeks ago for treatment is declared cured. Tests show that the man is no longer contagious. The Nigerian military is transferred today to the Central Military Hospital in Utrecht. There he remained until he can be flown home.

        The man in recent weeks was treated at Emergency Hospital in the UMC Utrecht. The staff who treated him will be monitored during three weeks according to protocol.

        In Utrecht four beds are reserved for foreign aid workers who are infected with Ebola. The Nigerian military has worked for the UN peacekeeping force in Liberia and was involved in the protection of doctors who treated patients there with Ebola.

        NOS
        “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

        ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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        • #5
          Ebola survivor left the Netherlands to Liberia


          On December 6, the Ebola patient arrived in the Netherlands - ANP


          The Nigerian Ebola patient who was nursed at UMC Utrecht, left the Netherlands. Last Friday he was declared cured. The Nigerian now has flown back to Liberia, the country where he served as UN military, according to a spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the ANP.

          The man was flown to the Netherlands in early December and treated in a special section of the UMC Utrecht. It was the first time during this outbreak, an Ebola patient was nursed in the Netherlands.

          The World Health Organization of the United Nations said Monday the number of people infected with Ebola has risen to 19,340. Of these, 7,518 died, most of whom were in Liberia. Also in Guinea and Sierra Leone the disease has claimed many victims.

          NOS
          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
          Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

          ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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          • #6
            UN: Nigerian peacekeeper recovers from Ebola, returning to mission in Liberia


            dec 23 2014

            UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations says a Nigerian peacekeeper with Ebola who had been evacuated to the Netherlands for treatment has recovered and has returned to the mission in Liberia.

            The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters Tuesday that the peacekeeper will resume duties while undergoing monitoring and psychological counseling.


            Star Tribune


            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

            ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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