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  • Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

    http://af.reuters.com/article/commod...0MS02220141006

    SPANISH NURSE WHO TREATED EBOLA VICTIM IN MADRID TESTS POSITIVE FOR DISEASE IN INITIAL TESTS, AUTHORITIES AWAITING FINAL RESULTS - MEDIA

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    More info to come when available.

  • #2
    Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease

    To clarify- she treated one of the Spanish priests who died in Spain of Ebola. I do not believe this nurse has been to West Africa.
    If so that's bad. Really bad. Maybe we developed nations aren't invincible after all as far as Ebola is concerned.

    Spain: Nurse is first Ebola case Contracted in Europe

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    • #3
      Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease

      machine translation

      October 6, 2014 • 18:00 • updated at 19:21
      A nurse at the Carlos III, infected by Ebola

      The Carlos III Institute will conduct a second test in the coming hours to determine if one of the missionary nurses died in late September may have caught the disease, according to Europa Press agency progresses.

      The arrival of Manuel García Old to Spain.
      Photo: EFE

      A nurse at the hospital attended Carlos III of Madrid, Manuel García old missionary, who died last September 25 by Ebola, has tested positive for the virus in the first analysis will be submitted to a second to confirm.

      This has been confirmed to Efe, who have advanced that it has called a cabinet crisis contagion to discuss this first in Spain and have detailed the woman is admitted to hospital in Madrid Alcorcon medical sources.

      Hospital Alcorcón Sources have reported that the patient was admitted this morning in the middle with possible symptoms of virus infection.

      They added that, because of the possibility of infection, activated the security protocol of action necessary for a possible case of this disease.

      La Paz-El Hospital Carlos III, where the patient works, has treated two cases of Ebola, the Spanish missionaries Manuel García and Miguel Pajares Viejo, who were repatriated from Africa and eventually died from the virus.

      http://noticias.terra.es/espana/posi...ceb0aRCRD.html

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      • #4
        Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test scheduled

        LINK NOT PROVIDED DUE TO ENTRAPMENT COOKIE

        It is an El Mundo newspaper -

        Here is the 2nd test that confirms 1st ebola positive:

        Una enfermera que atendió al misionero fallecido García Viejo, contagiada de ébola
        Se trata de una de las auxiliares de Enfermería que trató al religioso Manuel García Viejo que falleció en el Hospital Carlos III el pasado 25 de septiembre


        "La mujer llegó con fiebre al Hospital Universitario Fundación de Alcorcón y se le hicieron las pruebas epidemiológicas. Se han remitido al Instituto Carlos III, dependiente del Ministerio de Sanidad. El primer resultado ha sido positivo", según precisaron fuentes sanitarias. El segundo resultado ha confirmado el primer test.

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        • #5
          Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

          A Spanish nurse who treated an Ebola victim in Madrid is thought to be the first person to have contracted the virus outside Africa, media there say.

          The nurse tested positive for Ebola in initial tests and doctors are awaiting final results, according to reports.

          She was a member of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died of Ebola on 25 September.

          Some 3,400 people have died in the outbreak - mostly in West Africa.

          The priest died in the hospital Carlos III de Madrid after catching Ebola in Sierra Leone.

          Another Spanish priest, Miguel Pajares, died in August after contracting the virus in Liberia.

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29514920

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          • #6
            Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

            I hope they will share any information immediately that would support a likely cause - like a documented lapse in PPE or a reported needle stick - anything that will create a justified reason vs. an unknown and panic inducing cause for transmission.

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            • #7
              Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

              Originally posted by curiosity View Post
              I hope they will share any information immediately that would support a likely cause - like a documented lapse in PPE or a reported needle stick - anything that will create a justified reason vs. an unknown and panic inducing cause for transmission.
              It says she had been reassigned to La Paz, I wonder if they knew there might be an exposure and took her off of patient care. If she had clinical duties, it will be interesting to see how her recent patient contacts are handled.

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              • #8
                Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

                I have started a discussion thread here.

                Thanks everyone.

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                • #9
                  Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

                  Originally posted by Dani View Post
                  It says she had been reassigned to La Paz, I wonder if they knew there might be an exposure and took her off of patient care. If she had clinical duties, it will be interesting to see how her recent patient contacts are handled.
                  I hope they considered all HCW at minimum to be low risk exposures and kept them from clinical duty until a quarantine period was over.

                  Please move to discussion thread. Sorry I didn't see it before posting.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

                    I will make copies of the last 3 posts to the discussion thread since they are great points. Thanks again.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

                      From twitter @thespainreport

                      BREAKING (Ebola): Nurse entered room twice: once to care for García Viejo, and once to clean up his personal things.

                      (Article linked to doesn't say same as tweet - breaking - look for confirm)

                      https://t.co/3vMY9GXP6u
                      Nika

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                      • #12
                        Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

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                        A nurse who treated the missionary in Madrid García Viejo, infected by Ebola It is the first case of Ebola infection in Europe. He tested positive in both tests. This is a nurse at Carlos III who has come to the ER Monday Hospital Alcorcón. He had a week fever. Health does not specify how many people are guarded behind this new case. "We have taken steps to ensure the safety of citizens," he says. KEYS : Keys to Ebola: a virus that spreads its deadly trail . Spain, among the top 20 countries most at risk of contracting Ebola . ECO Social Activity WHAT IS THIS? 100 % 560 -1 1,035 6,261 70 AGENCIES.

                        10/06/2014 A nurse at the hospital attended Carlos III missionary Viejo Manuel Garcia, who died last September 25 by Ebola, has tested positive in both tests to corroborate being infected by the virus. So health officials have confirmed that have advanced that it has called a cabinet crisis contagion to discuss this first in Spain and that the woman is admitted to the Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón . Images 2 Photos This hospital has activated the protocol performance , as reported by sources of the clinic. Has been told this newspaper, the nurse resides in Alcorcón and Monday, about seven o'clock, he went to the emergency room of the local hospital. She was taken by ambulance and attended an isolation room, a room enabled by the hospital for possible cases of Ebola. Health asked all hospitals habilitasen one because he ordered all possible cases continue in his local hospital until contraanálisis were made ​​and the case is confirmed.

                        Apparently, the woman had a week with fever and several spots on the body . By going a few days ago to your GP, this was advised that if I kept finding bad acudiera to an emergency department. nurse has come to tell that you do not know how it has infected the nurse has just comment that does not know how been infected, since it followed the protocol indicated that while attending the missionary Manuel García Viejo. It is quite frightened, for he lives with his partner, which in principle has no symptoms. His family has also taken to hospital.

                        According to sources, the woman will be moved in the coming hours to Carlos III. At the hospital Tuesday workers will report on what measures should follow cleaning and prevention . Sources have told center 20minutes until just two days ago most of the staff was unaware of the need to apply in these cases protocol. For example, workers cleaning and disinfection, for example, were unaware of the rules. Regarding the isolation room where she met the woman, is adjacent to the Emergency Hospital Alcorcón and near the area used to deposit the waste generated in the health center. So far, it has asked the workers who do not pass through this area.

                        La Paz-El Hospital Carlos III tried two positive cases of Ebola, Miguel and Manuel García Pajares Viejo, who were repatriated from Liberia . Both died from the effects of the virus. The case of this infection involves the first to be produced in Europe , since other cases have been in people who were in the affected countries of Africa and which were subsequently moved to Europe.


                        Minute by minute 14.45 h the press conference ended. The message I wanted to give Health is "quiet", although they have provided few details about this new case of Ebola.

                        20.44 h Health indicates that it is investigating what could fail, and the original source of infection.

                        20.41 h Health officials insist they are hanciendo epidemiological analysis of people who attended the woman. Also taking temperature three times a day. In all, 30 speaks about the health professionals who is watching. At the household level, the number of people known to be monitored.

                        20.40 h Ana Mato avoids talking about a possible resignation and whether he regrets bringing Spain to both infected with Ebola in Africa religious. 2

                        0.38 h "The risk of contagion is a probability, it is neither zero nor a hundred. risk for healthcare professionals always try to minimize. never zero.'s Hospital Alcorcón itself is prepared for an infectious process like this, but will move women at Carlos III. moment, no one else. "

                        20.37 h in surveillance are health professionals who treated women.

                        20.35 h Health reports that it is considering whether the husband is infected. It is not known how many times people have come into continuous contact with the woman.

                        20.32 h Health noted the woman has had no further symptoms fever and some teetotaler. About possible contamination to others, "is evaluating possible cases of risk."

                        20.32 h Vinuesa emphasizes that the most effective measure to prevent infection is to study the possible cases of contact.

                        20.31 h The Director General of Public Health Quality and Innovation, Mercedes Vinuesa reports that the protocols are followed as in other countries and as directed by the WHO.

                        20.30 The nurse started having suspicious symptoms on 30 September. This Monday has been entered and is considering how to give the treatment.

                        20.29 h Apparently, the patient took vacation the day after the death of Garcia Viejo. And he followed established protocols. The vacation ended Monday.

                        20.28 h There is no evidence of accidental exposure risk.

                        20.27 h The nurse attended the two cases of Ebola were treated in Madrid in August and September.

                        20.25 h "Let's put all health means to address this situation," the minister continued. "I would emphasize the coordination of all health authorities that Spain follows all recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), and transfer a message of reassurance to all citizens of our country," he adds.

                        20.24 h "is a health coach Hospital Carlos III. was immediately placed a protocol. Be assured that they are taking all measures to ensure the best patient care and the safety of their environment and the population, "Mato said.

                        20.22 h The Health Minister Ana Mato, appears before the media at this time to report on the Spanish third infected by Ebola.

                        Ver más en: http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2258...-15&xts=467263

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                        • #13
                          Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

                          Monday 6 October 2014

                          Spanish Ebola case requires rapid response to allay western fears

                          It is important to ascertain exactly how Madrid nurse was infected to prevent inaccurate scare stories circulating on internet

                          The news that a nurse in a Spanish hospital has been infected with the Ebola virus by a patient she was helping to treat will greatly dismay those trying to reassure people in Europe and the US that they are safe from the disease.

                          This should not happen. In countries with sophisticated healthcare systems, such as Spain and the US, it ought to be almost impossible for a nurse to become infected once the hospital is aware that it has an Ebola patient.

                          In Dallas, ambulance workers were put at risk and are now effectively in quarantine because of ignorance: the hospital did not know that Thomas Duncan might be infected with the virus when they responded to the call to transport a sick man.

                          But in Spain there does not seem to be that excuse. The priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, whom the nurse was helping to treat at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital, had been repatriated from Liberia precisely because he had Ebola.

                          More: The Guardian
                          “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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                          • #14
                            Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

                            It refers to the nurse as both a man and a woman and mentions a husband, do we know which it is?

                            nurse has come to tell that you do not know how it has infected the nurse has just comment that does not know how been infected, since it followed the protocol indicated that while attending the missionary Manuel García Viejo.
                            "We are in this breathing space before it happens. We do not know how long that breathing space is going to be. But, if we are not all organizing ourselves to get ready and to take action to prepare for a pandemic, then we are squandering an opportunity for our human security"- Dr. David Nabarro

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                            • #15
                              Re: Spain: Spanish Nurse Who Treated Ebola Victim in Madrid Tests Positive For Disease - 2nd confirming test confirms nosocomial transmission

                              A nurse who treated an ebola patient has symptoms for 6 days before being admitted and isolated? I hope I'm reading this wrong.
                              "We are in this breathing space before it happens. We do not know how long that breathing space is going to be. But, if we are not all organizing ourselves to get ready and to take action to prepare for a pandemic, then we are squandering an opportunity for our human security"- Dr. David Nabarro

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