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    Suspected Ebola case in Lausanne

    Sep 23, 2014 - 19:17</TIME></ASIDE>

    A young man from Guinea who entered Switzerland on September 17 via the asylum reception centre in Vallorbe, canton Vaud, was admitted to the Lausanne University Hospital on Tuesday under suspicion of infection with the Ebola virus.

    The man, who had left Guinea for France two days earlier, had been quarantined in a hospital in Vaud following his arrival, after he told officials at the asylum centre that a member of his family had died of Ebola.

    In his first week in the hospital he showed no symptoms and was thus not contagious, according to a press release from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. One week after arrival he developed a fever and was transferred to Lausanne according to the criteria set out by the Public Health Office.
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    http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/suspecte...sanne/40796430

    See also (in French):

    Suspicion d‘Ebola
    23.09.2014 | 142 kb | PDF
    "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."
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    Re: Switzerland - Suspected Ebola case in Lausanne

    Translation Google

    Epidemic 9:05 p.m.

    A suspected case of Ebola admitted to CHUV

    Pascaline Minet
    ...
    A young man from Guinea was transferred today to the CHUV Lausanne because of suspected Ebola virus. This patient is tested to determine if he is affected or not by the disease.

    The man had arrived on September 17 at the center of asylum applicants Vallorbe. He stated that he arrived two days earlier in France by plane from his home country. Still according to him, a member of his family would have died of Ebola. "Because his arrival could be during the incubation period of the disease, which is 21 days, the man who showed no symptoms was taken to hospital Vaud Saint-Loup, where he was quarantined "says to Temps a spokeswoman of OSFP Mona Neidhart. The Ebola virus is not transmitted before symptoms appear.

    This Tuesday, September 23, the patient began to have a fever, which triggered his transfer to the CHUV. "This hospital was chosen because it was the closest to present the necessary infrastructure to accommodate such a patient," says Mona Neidhart yet, adding that the patient transfer was made in an ambulance under heavy security.

    "This man was placed in an isolation room equipped with a ventilation system and a suitable security booth for caregivers," says Giorgio Zanetti, head of preventive medicine at the Hospital CHUV and in charge of security related to the management of the case. "Everything is done to ensure the safety of staff, which naturally benefits of protective suits," says the doctor.

    First result in the night

    Blood samples were taken from the patient and sent to some HUG authorized to perform diagnostic tests for Ebola. "The first result should be seen in the night. It still needs to be confirmed later, but it will give us a good indication, these tests are quite sure, "notes Darcy Christen, spokesman of the CHUV.

    This case came a day after admission to HUG of a nurse from Sierra Leone of which the first tests showed he had no signs of Ebola infection.

    http://www.letemps.ch/Page/Uuid/3f5d..._admis_au_CHUV
    "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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      Re: Switzerland - Suspected Ebola case in Lausanne

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      Ebola suspected unconfirmed at this stage

      Bern, 24.09.2014 - According to initial laboratory tests, the person suspected of being infected with Ebola is not infected with this virus. The tests will be repeated so that this hypothesis can be definitively confirmed. This patient remains in the hospital.

      A young Guinean, potentially contaminated with Ebola virus, was admitted to the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne (see press release dated Tuesday, September 23, 2014). Blood samples from the patient were analyzed in the high-security laboratory, located in the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG).

      According to preliminary results, it is not an infection caused by the Ebola virus. The tests will be repeated in the coming days so that this hypothesis can be definitively confirmed. The patient concerned, quarantined, however will remain in hospital under medical supervision throughout the incubation period of the virus, ie up to 21 days. The Swiss population has not been put at risk at any time, and does not currently run any risk.
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