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  • Senegal - Ebola outbreak: 1 confirmed case, 0 deaths as of September 21, 2014 (WHO Ebola Response Roadmap September 24, 2014)

    computertranslation says "she", the patient could be male or female.


    Friday august 29 2014

    Senegal recorded its first Ebola case

    This is confirmed Senegal recorded its first case of Ebola patient. This is a Guinean national who is on vacation on our soil. He is currently detained at the Department of Infectious Diseases Fann. The Minister of Health, Awa Marie Coll Seck will soon give the details of this unfortunate news.

    Haemorrhagic fever could penetrate our borders despite the closure decision. The person is from Guinea. She came on holiday in Senegal, carrying the virus in the baggage. She is currently detained at the Department of Infectious Diseases of Fann.

    The government made this assurance that he would play the card of transparency. This, after suspected cases of Fann hospital and that of Ourossogui which proved ultimately negative.

    The Minister of Health and Social Welfare will face in a few minutes at the National and International press. The conference room of the Ministry where this writing, is currently overrun by journalists of national and international media.

    PressAfrik information held yesterday. Its source at the Fann Hospital is formal. However with the very sensitive nature of the issue, we could not give the information. And yet, we attempted to contact the authorities of the Ministry of Health as the Director of Prevention, Dr. Mamadou Ndiaye El Hadji who is out of the country and the communication cell. But our attempts were unsuccessful, certainly, the news should be announced by the highest authority as Dr. Ka Dayi of the infectious diseases hospital Fann said.

    PressAfrik

    Fann is a residential quarter of capital city Dakar. - wikipedia

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    Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case

    First case of Ebola confirmed in Senegal - health minister

    Source: Reuters - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:31 GMT

    DAKAR, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told a news conference on Friday.

    The minister said the case was a Guinean national who had arrived from the neighbouring West African country, where the deadly virus was first detected in March.

    Edit: a young man of 21
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    • #3
      Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea

      Apparently the Ebola patient was a known (suspect?) patient from Guinea.

      Senegal has its first case of Ebola virus

      By Fatou Binetou WANE-IGFM | IGFM | Friday, 29 August 2014

      A 20 year old native of Guinea Conakry led the Ebola virus in Senegal. The services of the Ministry of Health Guinea Conakry had lost contact with that person. Because they knew he was contaminated. So they seized the Ministry of Health of Senegal who could get hold of this person. He is currently detained in a hospital, an epidemiology Dakar service. He is quarantined. The Minister of Health will provide details later.

      Seneweb - computertranslation
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        Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea

        Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told a news conference the young man had turned up for treatment at a hospital in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Tuesday but concealed that he had had close contact with victims in his home country.

        She said Guinean authorities said the student from the Guinean capital Conakry had disappeared three weeks ago while under surveillance for having close contact with Ebola victims.
        Reuters
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        • #5
          Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea

          I've read quite a few official posts that someone with Ebola is highly unlikely to travel by plane/other means. They give various reasons for this, none which really make sense to me. It seems to me the primary reason we don't see more of this is due to economic resources of the population. I can think of at least one very important motive for boarding a plane, even when in pain, and that would be in search of a better health care system. At the very least, one that still has capacity to treat you - but ideally one in an advance country.

          The model that predicts non-travel just due to the effects of Ebola just doesn't make sense to me.

          Human behavior trumps.

          I am curious if this person was already ill when he/she took the trip.

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            Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea

            computertranslation

            According to the Minister of Health, the young Guinean is a student at a university in Conakry and was gone for three weeks before the teams Guinean epidemiological surveillance inform Senegal. "We're taking back the entire route and revisit all those who have been in contact" with the patient, she has said.

            Senegal had yet closed on August 21 its borders with Guinea because of the epidemic, more than three months after it reopened. "This measure is extended to air and sea borders for aircraft and ships from the Republic of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia," had said the Interior Ministry.
            Libération
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            • #7
              Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea

              ..."Tests from the Institut Pasteur have confirmed that he has Ebola, and the World Health Organization has been alerted."...

              "It is not clear how or when the young man came to Senegal, which has closed its border with Guinea. But Seck said that this week an epidemiological surveillance team from Guinea alerted Senegalese authorities that they had lost track of a person who had had contact with the sick. The team said this person may have come to Senegal

              Seck said authorities have determined that the young man now in quarantine is one who fled."...

              http://bigstory.ap.org/article/who-m...week-any-other

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              • #8
                Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea

                Originally posted by mac68DC View Post
                I've read quite a few official posts that someone with Ebola is highly unlikely to travel by plane/other means. They give various reasons for this, none which really make sense to me. It seems to me the primary reason we don't see more of this is due to economic resources of the population. I can think of at least one very important motive for boarding a plane, even when in pain, and that would be in search of a better health care system. At the very least, one that still has capacity to treat you - but ideally one in an advance country.

                The model that predicts non-travel just due to the effects of Ebola just doesn't make sense to me.

                Human behavior trumps.

                I am curious if this person was already ill when he/she took the trip.

                Welcome mac68DC!

                Agreed. People will flee this disease. I think most ill people will decide they can tolerate symptoms for the duration of a local or regional plane flight to a better public health environment.
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                • #9
                  Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea

                  Translation Google

                  Press release

                  Updated Friday, August 29, 2014 Friday, August 29, 2014

                  On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, the offices of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare received from teams of the epidemiological surveillance operating in the Republic of Guinea, an information alleging the disappearance since three (03) weeks of a contact case of people infected with the Ebola virus, which had traveled to Senegal.

                  Based on this information, an investigation was immediately conducted in accordance with established procedures.

                  This is how the contact was located at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases of CHN Fann.

                  This is a young Guinean student at a university in Conakry who appeared in consultation Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the above mentioned hospital, in an infectious state without hemorrhage, concealing the information that he had contacts in Guinea, with relatives affected by the disease.

                  The person was immediately quarantined and has appropriate care. Samples were taken for analysis purpose for detecting of Ebola virus.

                  The results of tests conducted by the Pasteur Institute of Dakar were positive.

                  To date, the state of health of the patient is satisfactory.

                  It should be noted that the surveillance and response to Ebola, already established virus, has been strengthened and that all resources are implemented to prevent the spread of the disease from this imported case .

                  The International Health Regulations, the World Health Organization has been informed and is committed to provide support.

                  The Ministry of Health and Social Action calls on all people to serenity and above all strict adherence to recommended hygiene measures.

                  Made in Dakar, August 29, 2014

                  http://www.sante.gouv.sn/index.php?o...tes&Itemid=797
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                  • #10
                    University student who escaped surveillance brings Ebola to Senegal

                    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Lates...-officials-say
                    Ebola arrives in Senegal, health officials say

                    Authorities say a man who traveled to the West African nation has been confirmed as having been infected with the deadly virus.
                    By Babacar Dione, Associated Press August 29, 2014

                    ...

                    The infected person, a university student from Guinea, sought treatment at a hospital in Senegal's capital, Dakar, on Tuesday but gave no indication he might have Ebola, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters. The next day, an epidemiological surveillance team in Guinea alerted Senegalese authorities that they had lost track of a person who had had contact with sick people. The team said that the person disappeared three weeks ago and may have come to Senegal.

                    The student was tracked to the hospital in Dakar that same day and was immediately quarantined, Seck said.

                    A test has confirmed that he has Ebola, and the World Health Organization has been alerted.
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                    • #11
                      Re: University student who escaped surveillance brings Ebola to Senegal

                      http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/...829-story.html
                      Ebola arrives in Senegal, health officials say

                      Authorities say a man who traveled to the West African nation has been confirmed as having been infected with the deadly virus.
                      By Babacar Dione, Associated Press August 29, 2014

                      ...

                      The student was located at a hospital in Dakar, where he had presented himself the previous day without disclosing that he had had close contacts with Ebola victims in his home country.

                      Tests confirmed the man was infected with the Ebola virus and he remains under quarantine, the minister said. She appealed for calm and strict adherence to hygiene measures, including hand washing with soap and water...
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                      • #12
                        Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea

                        Just like the Sawyer case in Lagos, it is likely that several health care workers had contact with this man before they knew to isolate him.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea


                          <SMALL>Parcelles Assainies location</SMALL>
                          <SMALL>Dakar Region</SMALL>
                          <SMALL>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parcelles_Assainies</SMALL>

                          Translation Google

                          Video: Ebola among locals of Parcelles Assainies unit 7

                          Written Friday, August 29, 2014 at 22:44 |

                          It was in this home located at Unit 7 of Parcelles Assainies that the Guinean student who tested positive for Ebola, resided for at least three weeks. It has been disinfected by a medical team and quarantined. Question remains whether the people with whom the patient has had contact, were placed in isolation, the time to see clearer on their state of health. View

                          <IFRAME height=480 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iA7p1kVbxeo?rel=0" frameBorder=0 width=640 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>

                          http://www.leral.net/Video-Ebola-cot...7_a123193.html
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                            Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea


                            <SMALL>Location of Forécariah Prefecture and seat in Guinea.</SMALL>
                            <SMALL>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For%C3%A9cariah_Prefecture</SMALL>
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                            <SMALL>Translation Google</SMALL>
                            <SMALL></SMALL>
                            <SMALL>Senegal | Ebola | Health & Medicine
                            </SMALL>
                            <SMALL>Posted on 29-08-2014 • Amended 30-08-2014 at 1:54</SMALL>
                            <SMALL></SMALL>
                            <SMALL>Ebola in Senegal: the itinerary of the Guinean patient become clearer</SMALL>
                            <SMALL></SMALL>
                            <SMALL>by RFI</SMALL>
                            <SMALL></SMALL>
                            <SMALL>Senegal has announced the first confirmed case in its territory, in Dakar. This is according to the Ministry of Health, an "imported" case from neighboring Guinea-Conakry . The student carrying the virus is currently quarantined at the hospital Fann in Dakar. We do not know the identity of the young man, but you begin to understand his route.

                            According to the Guinean authorities, the young patient, a student at a university in Conakry, is from Forécariah, on the border with Sierra Leone.

                            It is a friend, carrying Ebola, that would have contaminated him, explains Colonel Remy Lamah, Guinean Minister of Health: "He had an epidemiological link to a young student who came from Sierra Leone to Forécariah and died shortly after. "

                            Upon the announcement of the new case with death by Ebola, the health authorities of Guinea had gone on site to secure the funeral and list the relation of the deceased. Among them, a young student who is unaccounted for. "The family declined the identity one of the contacts which unfortunately was not on the premises, said Colonel Rémy Lamah. She gave his phone number. Our teams have done everything to join him, but the number was not working. The family were led to believe that he was traveling and did not know where he went. We were not supposed to know he was going to toward Senegal. "

                            According to the Senegalese Minister of Health, Awa Marie Coll Seck, he arrived in the country three weeks ago in the country. The young man, suffering, reportedly went to a clinic on the outskirts of Dakar, but ahead of his deteriorating health, the young student would have presented himself in consultation Tuesday, August 26 at the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the National Hospital of Fann "in an infectious state without bleeding, but concealing the information that he had contact with relatives in Guinea victims of the disease."

                            The young man had hidden having been in contact with the disease

                            The minister ensures that the patient - she wanted to keep the identity and the district of residence secret - was immediately quarantined, supported and subjected to sampling. The results of tests carried out at the Pasteur Institute of Dakar were positive.

                            "The system was strengthened to prevent spread of the disease from this imported case, stressed the Minister of Health at a press conference. Teams have been mobilized to trace the route of the patient, in order to locate all the people who were in touch with him. "

                            The young man, who had initially hidden have been in contact with infected family members, now show more cooperative, "Now he is diagnosed and managed, he is much more cooperative and gives us all the information needed," said Awa Marie Coll Seck.

                            There is only one week, Senegal had decided to close its sea, land and air borders with countries affected by the epidemic. The authorities have also announced that new protection kits would be distributed to agents of health facilities.

                            http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20140829-ebola-premier-cas-signale-senegal/#./?&_suid=1409358446590009897488982642216</SMALL>
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                            -Nelson Mandela

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                              Re: Senegal recorded its first Ebola case - traveler from Guinea

                              http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...ola-case.html?

                              Senegal Puts 20 People on Watch After First Ebola Case


                              By Olivier Monnier Aug 30, 2014 1:09 PM ET 0 Comments Email Print

                              Senegal placed 20 people who were exposed to the nation’s first Ebola case under surveillance, including the patient’s family and medical workers, Minister of Health Awa Marie Coll Seck said.

                              The 21-year-old college student from Guinea came in a six-passenger vehicle across a land border about three weeks ago, Seck said by phone from Dakar, Senegal’s capital, today. The man no longer has a fever and is expected to recover after being treated with antibiotics and hydration solutions, she said. He got sick after the funeral of a relative who died of the disease.

                              “Our biggest problem is to manage to track down all the persons he has been in touch with since the signs have appeared,” said Seck, a former director of the United Nations program on HIV and AIDS. “We don’t want to miss anyone. The most important moment is now.”

                              Senegal moved quickly to identify the patient’s contacts and limit the impact after the worst-ever outbreak of the viral disease spread to a fifth country. The World Health Organization said this week that $490 million will be needed to contain the epidemic, which has killed almost as many people as all previous outbreaks combined.

                              [snip]

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