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    Via Twitter

    Lars Bevanger ‏@lbevanger
    First confirmed case of #Ebola in #Norwegian working for MSF in Sierra Leone. Will be flown to #Oslo soon.
    “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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    Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola will be flown to Oslo - Media

    computertranslation

    oct 6 2014

    Norwegian woman infected by Ebola

    ** Evacuated to Norway tonight
    ** Employer: A risk


    Norway got its first Ebola case: A Norwegian woman who works for MSF in Sierra Leone.

    - MSF confirms that one of its Norwegian field workers in Sierra Leone have tested positive and diagnosed with Ebola haemorrhagic fever, confirms Anne Cecilie Kaltenborn, secretary general of Doctors Without Borders, told VG.

    The Norwegian health worker is tonight hastily evacuated by ambulance from the capital Freetown. She will probably land in Norway during the night or early Tuesday morning.

    - We are working to get our man back home as soon as possible, said Kaltenborn.

    The woman, who has recently worked for the organization in Sierra Leone's second largest city Bo shall thereafter VG gets enlightened have felt bad before the weekend.

    As the symptoms of Ebola emerged, with both fever and nausea, were turned full alarm. Yesterday she was placed in solitary confinement, and laboratory tests confirmed that the nightmare was a fact:

    She is the first Norwegian who is infected with Ebola.

    VG News
    “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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    • #3
      Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola will be flown to Oslo - Media

      computertranslations

      Norwegian woman infected by Ebola

      Norway got its first Ebola case. A woman who works for MSF in Sierra Leone has been infected by the virus, writes VG. Now she will be flown to Norway.
      MSF confirms data for Norwegian Verdens Gang .

      During the evening, the woman urgently evacuated from Sierre Leone and flown by air ambulance to Norway. She's likely to land sometime in the night or early Tuesday morning.

      - We are working to bring home our colleague as soon as possible, says Anne Cecilie Kaltenborn, Secretary General of Norwegian Doctors Without Borders, to VG.

      The woman has recently worked for the organization in Sierra Leone's second largest city of Bo and according to VG tasks have felt bad last week. She was yesterday isolated and samples were taken.

      On the Norwegian Foreign Ministry say to VG taking the case very seriously.

      When the woman lands she will be taken to the University Hospital, Ullevål, where the country's foremost experts is ready to receive her. The woman will be isolated.

      More: Afton Bladet

      Norwegian woman infected with ebola in Sierra Leone

      A Norwegian woman who works for MSF in Sierra Leone, is infected with Ebola.

      The woman was placed in isolation Sunday after developing a fever.
      Laboratory tests were performed on the same day, confirmed that he was infected with Ebola, the organization states.

      - We are working to get our colleague back home as soon as possible, says Anne Cecilie Kaltenborn, Secretary General of MSF.

      Upon arrival in Norway, the infected field worker being transported to Oslo. There she will be isolated and treated.

      - MSF has very strict procedures for the safety of our employees, both before, during and after their stay in a country affected by Ebola epidemic. These procedures reduce the possibility of contracting the disease, but there will always be a risk, says Kaltenborn.

      MSF is now investigating how the woman was infected. Her family was notified Sunday.

      - Of course this is a difficult time for our colleague and family. We will continue to provide all the support we can, says Kaltenborn.

      Adressa News
      “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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      • #4
        Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola will be flown to Oslo

        MSF

        Ebola: Norwegian MSF Staff Member Infected in Sierra Leone

        October 06, 2014

        The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that one of its international staff members in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

        The staff member, a Norwegian national on assignment in the city of Bo, was placed in isolation on Sunday, October 5, after developing ​​a fever. Laboratory tests confirmed Ebola infection.

        Following MSF medical evacuation procedures, the staff member will soon be transferred to a specialized treatment center in Europe.

        “Staff being dispatched to Ebola-affected regions follow very strict safety procedures before, during and after their assignment,” said Brice de le Vingne, MSF director of operations. “Despite these extremely strict protocols of protection, risk is unfortunately part of such an intervention, and sadly our teams are not spared.”

        The circumstances under which the contamination took place have not been yet been determined. An investigation is underway by MSF, under standard management procedures for such events.

        For reasons of medical confidentiality, and to preserve the privacy of its staff member and the family, MSF will not provide any further comment at this time.

        MSF has been responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa since March 2014. Close to 3,000 MSF staff are working in the region, including some 250 international staff.

        MSF
        “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
          Norwegian MSF worker infected with Ebola

          http://en.apa.az/xeber_norwegian_wom...th_217318.html

          Baku-APA. A Norwegian woman who works with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) is infected with the Ebola virus, Norwegian media reports said on Monday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

          The patient will be sent to an Oslo hospital for treatment in strict isolation and under special protection after she is brought home from Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone, the Norwegian-language newspaper Aftenposten reported on its website.
          [...]

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          • #6
            Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola will be flown to Oslo

            Via Twitter from journalist

            Lars Bevanger ‏@lbevanger 17m17 minutes ago
            As #Norway receives first #Ebola case, last dose of #Zmapp drug is also going there. Patient will also have access to TKM-Ebola & Avigan.
            “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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            • #7
              Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola will be flown to Oslo

              computertranslation

              Norwegian woman can get the last dose of Ebola medicine in the world

              oct 7 2014

              The Norwegian woman who is infected with Ebola, you get the last dose of medication ZMapp available in the world. This was stated by the Norwegian equivalent of the National Board of Health, Legemiddelverket.

              - It looks like we can get the last available dose of ZMapp to Norway. The drug is now in Canada, says Steinar Madsen, vice president of medical Legemiddelverket, the day medisin.

              According to the magazine has given Legemiddelverket Oslo University Hospital permission to import Ebola drugs that are not approved in Norway.
              - When there are patients who are in urgent need of medicine, we allowed to import drugs that are not approved, says Steinar Madsen.

              There are also other types of Ebola drugs that are on the way to Norway. Avigan come to Norway during the day, while TKM-Ebola come to the country tomorrow.

              Nothing, however, could well indicate that the Norwegian authorities have most scam ZMapp.

              - Of those who have been ZMapp, the majority survived. There is also a person who has survived with TKM-Ebola, but the medication is only used on a few individuals, says Steinar Madsen.

              - The Norway is assigned the last dose ZMapp is said to be lucky. There is no more doses in the world, and it takes a long time to produce, he said

              The plane with the Ebola-infected Norwegian woman landed at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo shortly after 12 o'clock today.

              The infected Norwegian woman worked for MSF in Sierra Leone's second largest city, Bo, and was Sunday diagnosed with Ebola.

              It is still unclear how the woman was infected, and it must MSF is now investigating. For example, it must be determined whether the woman may have been infected while she took his safety suit by or on.

              TV2DK
              “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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              • #8
                Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola treated in Oslo

                The case of the Liberian in the US has been told there is no more Zmapp. This will be fuel to the fire that he is not getting equivalent treatment because he is black and Liberian.

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                  Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola treated in Oslo

                  Originally posted by Dallas View Post
                  The case of the Liberian in the US has been told there is no more Zmapp. This will be fuel to the fire that he is not getting equivalent treatment because he is black and Liberian.
                  I was wondering about that myself. However, it could be that they are reserving Zmapp for health care workers- whoever "they" are- I suppose the company who makes it decides.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola treated in Oslo

                    Apparently the Zmapp going to Norway is from Canada, not the US. So it could be the truth : no more Zmapp in the US.
                    “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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                    • #11
                      Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola treated in Oslo

                      Originally posted by Gert van der Hoek View Post
                      Apparently the Zmapp going to Norway is from Canada, not the US. So it could be the truth : no more Zmapp in the US.
                      The PBS program on Ebola this week showed how difficult it is to make even a few doses of Zmapp, so it's reasonable to expect that every several weeks there could be a few doses produced - I believe his 1st batch of plants produced 10 doses.

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                      Last edited by AlaskaDenise; October 10th, 2014, 03:55 AM. Reason: add TV link
                      "The next major advancement in the health of American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself"-- John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

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                      • #12
                        Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola treated in Oslo

                        Apparently the PBS link doesn't allow us to view the program, so here is a story about how the Zmapp is made, by injecting antibodies from mice into a tobacco plant, then extracting amplified antibodies from the plant, etc.:

                        Tobacco and Ebola: Experimental Drug Against Ebola Shows Promise

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                        "The next major advancement in the health of American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself"-- John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

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                        • #13
                          Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola treated in Oslo

                          The MSF Norwegian health worker who was repatriated from Sierra Leone to Oslo for Ebola treatment is improving (in Norwegian). Google translation

                          She was flown back last Tuesday 7th October. Her condition is stable, with signs of recovery.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola treated in Oslo

                            So yes, it's a Canadian drug, Zmab

                            Canadian Public Health Agency gives Spain, Norway ZMapp-like drug to treat Ebola cases

                            TORONTO -- The Public Health Agency of Canada gave health officials in Spain and Norway a ZMapp-like drug to treat two health-care workers infected with Ebola, the agency confirmed Tuesday.

                            The National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg sent Spain and Norway one treatment course each of ZMab, a monoclonal antibody cocktail developed at the lab.

                            ....

                            "Canada has a limited amount of experimental treatment remaining available at this time. All remaining inventory will be kept in Canada for research purposes or for compassionate use by Canadians as needed."

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                            • #15
                              Re: Norway - MSF worker with Ebola treated in Oslo

                              Team treating woman numbers 25 only (as compared with 70 in Dallas)

                              According to Norwegian daily Aftenposten, 23 of these specially trained nurses and two doctors take care of the Norwegian aid worker who has been infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone.

                              ...

                              Kvale also adds that they wanted the team should consist of as few people as possible.

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