Spain and the EU give the all clear: Despite the Ebola infection in Madrid there will be no epidemic in Europe. However, many people wonder how secure the protections really are. In the USA, the first patient died.
Madrid / Brussels / Freetown / Dallas – After the Ebola infection of a nurse assistant in Madrid politicians and experts are fears confronted, the disease could spread in Europe. “We will overcome this situation,” promised Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday. In Brussels, a spokesman for EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg said: “The Ebola crisis is a crisis that is happening in some African countries.” It is very unlikely that such a thing happening in Europe.
The number of registered Ebola deaths in West Africa is growing, meanwhile, continues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 3857 people died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to the disease. The number of reported infected in the three countries increased according to the latest WHO statistics on 8011th Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the hardest hit by the epidemic.
Three ladies of the infected Spanish nursing assistant have now been admitted to the isolation ward of a Madrid hospital. They were also part of the team that had two treated with Ebola infected clergy, and later received a slight fever. An Ebola infection has so far not been found in them. The Ebola risks are manageable by modern health systems, said the Regional Director of the World Health Organization for Europe, Zsuzsanna Jakab. However, there is for medical personnel, the risk of infection by misconduct or mishaps. Therefore, all safety regulations must be strictly followed
Spanish Prime Minister rejected criticism. “The Spanish healthcare system is one of the best in the world” he said in Parliament. As far but it is unclear how it came to the transmission in the Madrid clinic, spread among the staff isolation from fear. The internist Germán Ramírez, who treated the infected nurse assistant, expressed the belief that infection could have occurred during the withdrawal of the suit. The Ebola patient admitted to have taken to have with the gloves in the face.
In Germany will soon launch a further Ebola -Patient from Africa to be treated. The UN staff to be placed in the Leipzig Clinic St. Georg. He will be flown Thursday from Liberia, said the spokesman of the Saxon Ministry of Social Affairs, Ralph Schreiber. Two previous Ebola sufferers had been brought to Germany. A doctor from Uganda is currently in Frankfurt am Main in an isolation ward. Another ill patients were discharged well from a Hamburg hospital.
A Ebola patient who was treated in Texas, has died. The hospital confirmed on Wednesday the death of 42-year-olds. The patient had been infected with Ebola in Liberia, but was ill only after his entry into the USA it. The man had dozens of people come across. The case concerned the first Ebola diagnosis outside Africa since the beginning of the current epidemic.
A formation of German volunteers for use in the Ebola-regions of West Africa is to begin next week, said the Ministry of Defence with. Of several thousand applicants 500 were written, filled the the requirement profile. The German team helpers should be replaced every four weeks. The Bundeswehr will start their relief mission in the West African Ebola region in mid-November.
Health Minister Hermann Gröhe (CDU) called on the population to make further donations. There was still a great need. The Minister referred to the specially set up accounts for donations of large organizations “. West Africa needs our help in the creation of additional treatment options for patients,”
In Sierra Leone, the situation worsened by a strike of the funeral of Ebola dead Teams used to. They demand better pay. Many still highly infectious bodies were left lying in houses and on streets, eyewitnesses. In addition, complaints that require the gravedigger teams of families money to accumulate that they carry away their deceased relatives.
The Government pointed out in a statement indicated that the burial of Ebola deaths for families in principle is free. A representative of the Ministry of Health said later on state radio that the dispute had been settled. In neighboring Liberia burial teams have complained that their compensation is too low. In the three hardest hit by the epidemic countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea more than 3,400 people have died of Ebola.
Meanwhile, Spain had also a dispute over the fate of the dog infected with Ebola nursing assistant. The authorities ordered the killing of the animal. The husband of the Ebola patient, who had also been admitted to a quarantine station, launched on the Internet a campaign to save the animal. A Madrid court asked the authorities nevertheless permission from, to enter the apartment and euthanize the dog.