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  • France - Dom/Tom - Ebola - First suspect case on Réunion Island - not Ebola, released

    Having returned from Africa, a pharmacist with a strong fever which could correspond to Ebola, has been hospitalized in the Reunion Island on Friday evening. Lab results are expected on Monday.

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    The patient was returning from a humanitarian mission, it is believed in Guinea, the cradle of the hemorrhagic fever.

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    Dressed in a waterproof suit, the responders came to fetch her at her home in the south of the island, before hospitalizing her at the Félix Guyon de Bellepierre (Saint-Denis) University Hospital, the only approved centre for treating Ebola patients.

    More information (in French):

    France - Dom/Tom - Ebola - Premier cas suspect à la Réunion

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    Re: France - Dom/Tom - Ebola - First suspect case on Réunion Island

    Translation Google

    Ebola suspected at la Reunion - Update on the situation

    Published December 13, 2014
    Modified December 13, 2014

    The local press reported this day of a possible case of a person who contracted Ebola. It is a health care worker who went to Guinea as a humanitarian and returned to La Réunion Friday after a transition in metropolitan France .

    The Prefect of la Reunion wishes to clarify this situation.

    The person was receiving medical follow-up, as it is the case for several days for all people returning from a humanitarian trip to the area at risk. Until leaving Paris for la Reunion , she had no fever or symptoms.

    Friday, at home, she was taken by a moderate fever and called the Indian Ocean Health Agency (ARS IO) as foreseen in the national protocol. At the request of the ARS OI, the SAMU transferred her to the reference hospital (CHU Félix Guyon in Saint-Denis), where she was taken care of in a secure unit. All necessary containment measures have been taken. Staff recalls were made by the Director of the University Hospital to ensure her care in the best conditions.

    Exams are underway to see if it is a confirmed case; this analysis is long and will take several hours (24h to 48h).

    Furthermore, the Prefect of la Reunion wishes to recall that this person was unable to pose a risk of contagion. Indeed, it is only at the onset of severe symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea ...), that people become contagious through contact with biological fluids.

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    http://www.reunion.pref.gouv.fr/spip.php?article3472
    "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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    • #3
      Re: France - Dom/Tom - Ebola - First suspect case on Réunion Island

      Translation Google

      Ebola: Pending the outcome, CHU under siege

      Clicanoo.re
      published December 15, 2014
      5:27

      It is normally today that test results sent to metropolitan France should be known. And so it is today that we will know if the patient is or is not infected with the Ebola virus.

      From the beginning of the alert, Friday afternoon, the services Bellepierre University Hospital, one of the twelve hospitals accredited by the Ministry of Health to be able to treat a case of Ebola, the only one in the overseas territories, have implemented all procedures provided in order to handle such a case.

      First, a complete sector of the Infectious Diseases department was secure. Several patients have also been transferred to other hospital services. A secure area so that it is prohibited to all persons who do not have to intervene in the patient. A secure area so that access is guarded by security guards, preventing anyone from entering but also out.

      Indeed, according to our information, dedicated care team "monitoring" the pharmacist also remains within the confined area. But the measures of "security" does not stop there. Yesterday at midday, a special meeting was held with a large part of the hospital staff. A meeting to remind everyone that the silence was mandatory for the "crisis", but above all to prevent all employees of the measures that would be taken if the tests prove positive.

      On hospital staff, management announced that several teams, all formed, would be placed on call. A mobilization that obviously also would impact other teams in other services.

      On the patient, if the results are positive, several assumptions are considered. The facility is certified to treat this type of pathologyshe may continue to be treated at the University Hospital. Or the Ministry can ask the emergency repatriation to the military hospital Bégin in Saint-Mande in Paris. The military hospital has treated two French cases infected with the virus, repatriated in the secure aircraft. The same could be used in case of transfer of the CHU patient.

      Either way, it is now today, during the day, that the prefecture should communicate, as pledged by Dominique Sorain at his press conference Saturday on the test results.

      https://www.clicanoo.re/453708-en-at...-de-siege.html
      "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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      • #4
        Re: France - Dom/Tom - Ebola - First suspect case on Réunion Island

        Translation Google

        Ebola suspected case at la Reunion: the patient is doing well

        Clicanoo.re
        published December 16, 2014
        5:42

        The pharmacist returning from Guinea hospitalized Friday night in la Réunion as a result of suspicion of contamination by the Ebola virus, "is doing well," said the prefecture on the night of Monday to Tuesday.

        "Her state of health does not raise concern," said the prefecture in a statement released last night, stating that "the last biological verifications" were "ongoing".

        Following her hospitalization, the pharmacist, who resides in Tampon, a municipality south of the island, underwent a series of tests. Samples were sent to Lyon where is the only laboratory in France ability to practice this type of analysis. The results come from this unit. They were expected on Monday in first place.

        At the press conference on Saturday, the prefect emphasized that "in the current state, nothing says that the person is suffering from Ebola." "And even if that were the case, the person is not contagious," insisted the Prefect, to cut short the rumors.

        The pharmacist had participated in a humanitarian mission in Guinea between late November and early December and had stayed in Paris eight days before traveling to la Reunion in the night of Thursday to Friday. It is in the day of Friday she felt a fever.

        http://www.clicanoo.re/453987-cas-su...e-va-bien.html
        "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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        • #5
          Re: France - Dom/Tom - Ebola - First suspect case on Réunion Island

          Article published the Wednesday 17 December 2014 - Latest update : Wednesday 17 December 2014

          French patient released from Réunion island hospital after Ebola scare

          By RFI

          A French humanitarian worker was released from hospital on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion on Wednesday after doctors determined she was not infected with the Ebola virus.

          "All clinical and biological investigations in Réunion and metropolitan France have determined the absence of the Ebola virus," island authorities said in a statement.
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          http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/201...not-have-ebola
          "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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