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    A French MSF infected with Ebola virus





    9/17/2014 8:18 p.m.

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms today that a French volunteer his team in Liberia has been infected with the Ebola virus.

    Voluntary, part of the team deployed to Monrovia, was placed in solitary confinement at the onset of the first symptoms, the NGO says on its website. Laboratory tests have confirmed infection with the virus.
    According to protocols established by medical evacuation MSF, the volunteer should be transferred to a center that specializes in treating France, according to the website. https://translate.google.com/transla...php&edit-text=



  • franzpick
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    This world map of confirmed and suspect Ebola cases may soon have to be updated on a daily basis:
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  • FrenchieGirl
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    She is cured

    French nurse cured of Ebola contracted in Liberia

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/french-nur...5.html#mV1vMim

    A French nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Liberia has been cured of the deadly virus, the French health minister said Saturday.....

    ...received experimental treatment....

    ...the nurse had been given Avigan,... (or favipiravir).....

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  • Pathfinder
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    Translation Google

    MSF nurse infected with Ebola, "we are confident" (Touraine)

    By lefigaro.fr with AFP
    Updated 30/09/2014 at 19:24
    Published on 30/09/2014 at 19:22

    The Health Minister Marisol Touraine has declared today being "confident" about the MSF nurse infected with Ebola virus, still hospitalized near Paris but whose "clinical condition has improved significantly." "Her health is improving, she is better and we are confident," said the Minister at the Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly. "Her clinical condition has improved significantly," Has she said, noting that the young woman repatriated on September 19, had received "several experimental treatments." The nurse is "still hospitalized" at Begin (Val-de-Marne) military hospital in Saint-Mande.

    France authorized by ministerial decree the use of three experimental drugs, particularly the antiviral Avigan (favipiravir) produced by the Japanese company Toyama Chemical (subsidiary of Fujifilm) at the origin against the influenza virus.
    Last Friday, the manufacturer Avigan said in a statement that the nurse had taken the medicine, information that the French authorities have not confirmed yet.

    According to Marisol Touraine, 350 notified cases recalling Ebola have been made ​​to date in France to the French health agency InVS (Institut de Veille Sanitaire). Of these, only ten cases were considered "possible" and were tested. "They were all negative," said the minister. "The risk for Europe is limited and to date, no accidental importation of the virus was observed in the European territory", stressed Ms Touraine.

    In Guinea, one of the three most affected by the virus with Liberia and Sierra Leone countries, France is involved in the establishment of a "third Ebola treatment center of more than 50 beds that will be permanently installed at the beginning of November in forest area at Macenta, costing about 50 million euros ", said the minister. The center will be active for nine months. It will be managed by the Red Cross in collaboration with the NGO Doctors without Borders and with "an important support of services of the French state," according to Marisol Touraine.

    http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/20...s-touraine.php

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  • Pathfinder
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    Ebola: French MSF nurse affected by the virus "is better," said Marisol Touraine
    ...
    By Francetv info with AFP
    Updated 28/09/2014 | 9:13 p.m., published on 09.28.2014 | 7:54 p.m.
    .
    "She's better, her condition is stable, that is very encouraging." The Health Minister Marisol Touraine gave news of the MSF nurse repatriated to France some ten days ago after contracting the Ebola virus in Liberia. "Even if caution should be exercised as she is still hospitalized," she said, Sunday, Sept. 28 on France Inter.

    Experimental treatments

    The first French woman hit by Ebola should benefit from experimental treatments. "I allowed, as soon as her case was known the importation and use of these experimental treatments in France, in hospitals selected as referral hospitals," said Marisol Touraine.

    Transferred on September 19th in France, the nurse is currently receiving treatment at the military hospital Bégin of Saint-Mande (Val-de-Marne).

    France authorized by ministerial decree the use of three drugs, especially the antiviral Avigan (favipiravir) produced by the Japanese company Toyama Chemical (subsidiary of Fujifilm) originally used against the flu.

    http://www.francetvinfo.fr/sante/mal...ne_705813.html

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  • Pathfinder
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    Fujifilm Says French Ebola Patient Taking Its Avigan Drug

    By Rin Ichino Sep 26, 2014 5:50 AM CT

    Fujifilm Corp. (4901) said its influenza medicine Avigan is being given to an Ebola patient at a French hospital along with another experimental drug, the latest treatments to be deployed in a global push to curtail the deadly virus.

    The French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety asked for the drug and the female patient has been given the combination since Sept. 19, the Japanese company said in a statement today.
    ...
    The Fujifilm treatment, also called favipiravir, was discovered by Yousuke Furuta at the Toyama Chemical unit of Tokyo-based Fujifilm in 1998. It targets polymerase, an enzyme viruses use to replicate inside the body, to stop the viruses from spreading.
    ...
    “We’re getting many requests from other countries, international organizations, and medical organizations as well,” Takahiro Taguchi, a spokesman at Fujifilm said by phone. As Avigan is originally a flu drug, the company has the capability to produce the drug continuously and deal with a rapid increase in demand, he said. The company has enough stock for 20,000 Ebola patients.

    Fujifilm’s U.S. partner MediVector Inc. in Boston is in talks with the Food and Drug Administration to submit an application to use the drug in humans for Ebola, a U.S. Department of Defense spokeswoman said in August.
    ...
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...igan-drug.html

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  • MHSC
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    Infected with Ebola French is in a "stable" condition, according to the president of Doctors Without Borders. The nursing staff is "optimistic" when the evolution of his health.

    On his return to France, the nurse was immediately hospitalized at the military hospital Bégin of Saint-Mande (Val-de-Marne).

    She received experimental treatments that began during his transfer, according to information provided Friday by the Minister of Health Marisol Touraine, which did not specify the nature of these treatments. Total "15 colleagues" were infected with Ebola, said the president of MSF without elaborating.

    http://www.bfmtv.com/societe/ebola-l...le-835996.html

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  • Pathfinder
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    The first French Ebola patient hospitalized near Paris

    By AFP, published on 09.19.2014 at 2:51, updated 2:51

    Paris, September 19, 2014 - First patient Ebola welcomed on French soil, a volunteer from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Liberia contaminated with the virus was repatriated in the night from Thursday to Friday and hospitalized near Paris, which scenario authorities are preparing for weeks.

    An air ambulance bringing the patient from Africa West landed at 1:30 at the Villacoublay military airport near the capital. An ambulance escorted by four motorcycle and several vehicles left the base shortly after and headed to Begin Military Hospital in Saint-Mande (Val-de-Marne), where she arrived about half an hour later, have noted journalists from AFP.

    This hospital is equipped specifically "with two negative pressure rooms" precaution designed to prevent any escape of contaminants outside.

    This woman, who contracted the disease in Monrovia where she was on a mission, is the first known case of infection among French present in the affected areas in Africa .

    "She will be hospitalized in the best conditions," said Thursday afternoon President Francois Hollande during her press conference , paying tribute to the "outstanding work" of MSF.
    ...
    http://lentreprise.lexpress.fr/actua...ugS2rhxJ57H.99

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  • Treyfish
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    Ebola: a French MSF volunteer infected in Liberia "September 17, 2014

    Paris / Brussels, 17 September 2014 - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that a person of his team in Liberia has been infected with the Ebola virus.


    Ebola - Staff MSF infected with Ebola - 17092014, 23 Kb

    Paris / Brussels, 17 September 2014
    - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that a person of his team in Liberia has been infected with the Ebola virus.

    The French MSF volunteer, part of the team deployed to Monrovia, was placed in solitary confinement Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the onset of symptoms. Laboratory tests performed on the same day confirmed an Ebola infection.

    According to the strict protocols established by medical evacuation MSF volunteer to be transferred to a specialized treatment center in France.

    "MSF protocols apply very strict protection to staff before, during and after a mission in a country affected by the Ebola outbreak, says the Vingne Brice, director of operations for MSF. This reduces dramatically the risk of infection. However, that risk is part of this type of intervention, and our teams are not completely spared. "

    Respecting the confidentiality of medical information, and to preserve the privacy of its voluntary and his entourage, MSF does not wish to provide any additional information about it for now.

    Doctors Without Borders is in response to the Ebola outbreak underway in West Africa since March. More than 2,000 MSF are currently at work in the region, including about 200 international volunteers.http://www.msf.fr/presse/communiques...tee-au-liberia

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  • Treyfish
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    Bourse de Paris: A French MSF volunteer contaminated with Ebola in Liberia


    Bourse de Paris: A French MSF volunteer contaminated with Ebola in Liberia
    17.09.2014 | 8:16 p.m.


    A French cooperating Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been contaminated by the Ebola virus in Liberia, the humanitarian organization said on Wednesday.

    "The French MSF volunteer, part of the team deployed to Monrovia, was placed in solitary confinement Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the onset of symptoms. Laboratory tests performed on the same day confirmed an Ebola infection "MSF said in a statement.
    It must be transferred to a treatment center in France, says the organization does not wish to provide more information about the identity of the person affected. http://www.zonebourse.com/actualite-...ria--19062851/

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