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    Jonathan Wald ‏<s>@</s>jonathanwalditn <small class="time"> 4m </small> UKDept of Health:British national living in <s>#</s>SierraLeone tested positive for <s>#</s>Ebola ;experts assessing situation to deliver appropriate care
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    Re: British national living in SierraLeone tested positive for Ebola

    Daily Mirror NI ‏<s>@</s>dailymirrorni <small class="time"> 1m </small> A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for <s>#</s>Ebola, the UK's Department of Health has confirmed.




    I don't see the story yet

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/e...nment-response
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    • #3
      Re: British national living in SierraLeone tested positive for Ebola

      Briton living in Sierra Leone contracts Ebola virus

      <time datetime="2014-08-23" pubdate="" class="time-edited">Last updated Sat 23 Aug 2014</time>

      A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is currently being assessed by medical experts, the Department of Health has said.
      Professor John Watson, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said:
      The overall risk to the public in the UK continues to be very low. Medical experts are currently assessing the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure that appropriate care is provided.
      We have robust, well-developed and well-tested NHS systems for managing unusual infectious diseases when they arise, supported by a wide range of experts.
      <cite class="quote">– Professor John Watson, Deputy Chief Medical Officerhttp://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-08-23/briton-living-in-sierra-leone-contracts-ebola-virus/</cite>
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      • #4
        Re: British national living in SierraLeone tested positive for Ebola

        The Department of Health says a Briton living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the ebola virus.
        The Department of Health said medical experts were assessing the situation "to ensure that appropriate care is delivered" and that consular assistance was being provided.
        Professor John Watson, deputy chief medical officer, said: "The overall risk to the public in the UK continues to be very low. Medical experts are currently assessing the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure that appropriate care is provided.
        "We have robust, well-developed and well-tested NHS systems for managing unusual infectious diseases when they arise, supported by a wide range of experts."
        Journalist Katie Mark, who has just rethttp://news.sky.com/story/1323650/br...tive-for-ebola

        I wonder if he was a dr?
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        • #5
          Re: British national living in SierraLeone tested positive for Ebola

          ..The Department for Health confirmed that the victim had tested positive.

          But it was not known whether they were working out there treating patients, or living permanently in the former British colony....http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...rra-Leone.html
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          • #6
            Re: British national living in SierraLeone tested positive for Ebola

            Ebola: Department of Health statement



            <aside class="meta metadata-list"> <dl class="js-track-metadata-links" data-trackposition="top"><dt>From:</dt><dd class="js-hide-extra-metadata">Department of Health</dd><dt class="change-notes-title">History:</dt><dd class="change-notes">Published <abbr class="published-at date" title="2014-08-23T17:51:14+01:00">23 August 2014</abbr> </dd><dt>Part of:</dt><dd class="js-hide-extra-metadata">Public health</dd></dl>
            </aside> We can confirm that a British national residing in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola virus infection.



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            Medical experts are currently assessing the situation to ensure that appropriate care is delivered, and consular assistance is being provided.
            Professor John Watson, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said:
            The overall risk to the public in the UK continues to be very low. Medical experts are currently assessing the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure that appropriate care is provided.
            We have robust, well-developed and well-tested NHS systems for managing unusual infectious diseases when they arise, supported by a wide range of experts.https://www.gov.uk/government/news/e...alth-statement
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              Re: British national living in SierraLeone tested positive for Ebola

              23 Aug 2014:

              The UK government has confirmed that a British national who is living in Sierra Leone has Ebola, making this the first British person to be infected in this outbreak. Media reports say the patient is a man who was volunteering as a nurse and caring for Ebola patients. The person is still in Africa; no one in the United Kingdom has Ebola. Officials are assessing the situation to ensure the person is cared for and are providing consular assistance. This case does not change the Ebola risk in the UK, which remains low.

              https://www.internationalsos.com/ebo...anguage_id=ENG

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              • #8
                Re: British national living in SierraLeone tested positive for Ebola

                http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-doctors.html

                UK ebola alert as infected medic to fly home: Desperate bid to save first Briton struck by virus.

                A British charity worker infected by the deadly ebola virus sweeping through West Africa is to be flown home in a desperate bid to save his life.

                The man, the first Briton to contract the disease outside the laboratory, will be transported by the RAF from Sierra Leone, where 392 people are known to have died of the virus this year.

                The evacuation will take place today or tomorrow.

                The decision to fly him back was taken yesterday after a top-level meeting during which Ministers concluded there was ‘no risk’ that the repatriation would trigger an outbreak in the UK.


                A military aircraft was last night being equipped with a specially designed isolation tent, and infectious diseases experts were on standby to oversee the emergency evacuation.

                ....


                Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3BJ9DSMaN
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                Lastly there are still some reports on bbc saying the final decision has not been made, but this and other reports seem quite detailed.
                Last edited by sharon sanders; August 24, 2014, 06:42 AM. Reason: shortened

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                • #9
                  Re: British national living in SierraLeone tested positive for Ebola

                  Press release
                  Update on Ebola in a British national working in Sierra Leone

                  From:
                  Public Health England, Department of Health and NHS England
                  <DL class=js-track-metadata-links data-trackposition="top"><DT class=change-notes-title>History: Published <ABBR class="published-at date" title=2014-08-24T14:38:00+01:00>24 August 2014</ABBR><DT>Part of: Public health</DT></DL>
                  </ASIDE></HEADER>A British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone, who has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease, is being repatriated.



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                  The Department of Health, Public Health England (<ABBR title="Public Health England">PHE</ABBR>) and NHS England can confirm that, following clinical advice, a decision has been made to repatriate a British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone, who has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease.

                  The patient is not currently seriously unwell and is being medically evacuated in a specially equipped C17 Royal Air Force (RAF) plane to RAF Northolt in the UK. Upon arrival in the UK, the patient will be transported to an isolation unit at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
                  The UK has well established and practised infection control procedures for dealing with cases of imported infectious disease and these will be strictly followed to minimise the risk of transmission while the patient is in transit and receiving treatment at the Royal Free Hospital.

                  Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person. No cases of imported Ebola have been reported in the UK.
                  Professor John Watson, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said:
                  It is important to be reassured that although a case of Ebola in a British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone has been identified and is being brought back to the UK the overall risk to the public in the UK remains very low.
                  We have robust, well-developed and well-tested NHS systems for managing unusual infectious diseases when they arise, supported by a wide range of experts.
                  UK hospitals have a proven record of dealing with imported infectious diseases and this patient will be isolated and will receive the best care possible.
                  Dr Paul Cosford, Director for Health Protection at Public Health England, said:
                  The patient is being transferred to the Royal Free Hospital for appropriate treatment in an isolation unit, with all appropriate protocols promptly activated by the Department of Health, <ABBR title="Public Health England">PHE</ABBR> and NHS England. Protective measures will be strictly maintained to minimise the risk of transmission to staff transporting the patient to the UK and healthcare workers treating the individual.
                  For Ebola to be transmitted from one person to another contact with blood or other body fluids is needed and as such, the risk to the general population remains very low.
                  Dr Bob Winter, National Clinical Director for Emergency Preparedness and Critical Care for NHS England, said:
                  NHS England, together with <ABBR title="Public Health England">PHE</ABBR>, the Department of Health and other key stakeholders has been working hard over the past few weeks to ensure any patient who contracts Ebola and needs to be repatriated to the UK receives the best possible care and treatment. The NHS has a special unit at the Royal Free in London which is well prepared to receive this patient.
                  ENDS

                  Notes to editors
                  1. No further details about the patient will be provided due to patient confidentiality.
                  2. The Royal Free Hospital will issue a statement to confirm the arrival of the patient but it will not issue daily condition checks. An update will only be provided if there is a significant change to the patient’s condition. Pooled film footage of the high level isolation unit is available from BBC Health and ITV Health. More information about the Royal Free Hospital’s isolation unit.
                  3. Ebola is a form of viral haemorrhagic fever and currently more than 2,400 cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, of which there have been more than 1,300 deaths. This is the first documented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and it is the largest ever known outbreak of this disease.
                  4. <ABBR title="Public Health England">PHE</ABBR> continues to work with the World Health Organisation and a wide range of technical partners including UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontières, to provide technical support to the affected countries. By the end of August, <ABBR title="Public Health England">PHE</ABBR> will have deployed 10 staff to the affected areas, providing virological and epidemiological support.
                  5. All front line medical practitioners in the UK have been advised to be alert to signs and symptoms of Ebola in those returning from affected areas. Advice has also been given to Border staff on what to do if a person who may have Ebola is identified.
                  6. <ABBR title="Public Health England">PHE</ABBR> has published a risk assessment of the current Ebola outbreak for the UK resident population and UK citizens in West Africa.
                  7. <ABBR title="Public Health England">PHE</ABBR> has also published advice for humanitarian workers working in the affected areas and also a general information factsheet.
                  8. The Department for International Development has committed more than £5 million in response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
                  9. More information on Ebola is available from NHS Choices.
                  Media enquiries: Department of Health news desk 07050 073581
                  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/u...n-sierra-leone
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                    Re: A British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone, who has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease, is being repatriated

                    Ebola patient

                    </HEADER><!--/.article-header-->24 August 2014

                    The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that a patient is being transported to the high level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital for treatment of Ebola.

                    More information about the HLIU is available here.

                    Regular updates will be published on our website.

                    https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/news-me...ebola-patient/
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                      Re: A British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone, who has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease, is being repatriated

                      Ebola patient

                      24 August 2014

                      The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that a patient is being treated for Ebola at the high level isolation unit (HLIU) at the Royal Free Hospital.
                      ...
                      https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/news-me...ebola-patient/
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #12
                        Re: A British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone, who has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease, is being repatriated

                        Video comments by this patient while helping people in Sierra Leone:

                        http://www.theguardian.com/society/v...n-uk-video?CMP

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                        • #13
                          Re: A British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone, who has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease, is being repatriated

                          Ebola update: William Pooley discharged

                          </HEADER><!--/.article-header-->3 September 2014

                          A press conference with our patient William Pooley will begin at 11am at the Royal Free Hospital.

                          Following 10 days of successful treatment in the high level isolation unit – the only one in the UK – Mr Pooley is being discharged from the Royal Free Hospital today.

                          He was flown to the hospital on Sunday 24 August 2014 and was treated with the experimental drug ZMapp. His care was led by Dr Michael Jacobs, infectious diseases consultant.

                          The isolation unit is run by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and laboratory staff from the Royal Free London infectious diseases service.

                          The unit was set up at the Royal Free Hospital in 2006 and has since looked after several cases of viral haemorrhagic fever.

                          Access to the unit is restricted to the team of specially-trained medical staff. It is designed to ensure our medical staff can safely treat a patient with a dangerous infectious disease. A purpose-designed tent with controlled ventilation is set up around the patient’s bed and allows the staff to provide clinical care while containing the infection.

                          There are various facilities in place including a specific entrance for the patient, autoclaves which decontaminate waste and a dedicated laboratory for carrying out tests, all of which help to ensure the patient can be treated safely and securely. All the air leaving the unit is cleaned.

                          https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/news-me...ey-discharged/
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                            Re: British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone, diagnosed with Ebola, discharged from UK hospital

                            Ebola update: William Pooley praises care

                            3 September 2014

                            William Pooley, the patient treated at the Royal Free Hospital for the Ebola virus, has been discharged from the hospital today.

                            Mr Pooley was treated successfully in the high level isolation unit – the only one in the UK – and received the experimental drug ZMapp. It’s not known if this contributed to his recovery. His care was led by Dr Michael Jacobs, infectious diseases consultant.

                            Mr Pooley said: “I want to say a huge thank you to the Royal Free Hospital – I’ve been given world class care. I also want to say thank you to the RAF and the British government who did such a good job with my evacuation.

                            “When I saw the plane there waiting for me with a big team of Brits I was so relieved. I wish that the level of care provided here could be provided to the people in West Africa.

                            “I was very lucky in several ways. The standard of care I received was a world apart from what people are getting in West Africa, despite the best efforts of the healthcare workers out there. I've got friends who are sick at the moment and there is such a contrast. I've got nothing but praise for the level of care, skill, compassion and kindness I've received here. It's been amazing.”

                            Dr Jacobs said that Mr Pooley had made a complete recovery from Ebola and there was no infection risk to the public.

                            “Everyone in the team has worked exhaustively to care for Will and I am extremely proud of my colleagues at the hospital,” added Dr Jacobs.

                            https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/news-me...-praises-care/
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                              Re: British national healthcare worker residing in Sierra Leone, diagnosed with Ebola, discharged from UK hospital

                              British Ebola survivor William Pooley returning to West Africa to help fight virus

                              He said he is not particularly worried that he will be struck down by the illness again. He said: "It does not seem likely that I will contract it again.

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