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Old 05-14-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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Post Nurse in Italy infected with Ebola, returned from Sierra Leone

A healthcare worker who returned to Italy from an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the virus.

The World Health Organization said today the patient returned from volunteering and developed symptoms on May 10, 72 hours after his return to Italy.

The nurse, who wasn't identified to protect his privacy, worked for the non-governmental aid group Emergency in Sierra Leone.

Italy's health ministry said he will be transferred to Rome's Spallanzani infectious disease hospital, which last year successfully treated an Italian doctor who contracted Ebola after working in Sierra Leone.

Passengers on the flights don't need to be traced given the length of time between the last flight and start of symptoms, the UN health agency said.

Italy's national reference centre tested samples and confirmed Ebola virus infection yesterday.

Elsewhere, Liberia's government and WHO declared the country free of Ebola on Saturday after 42 days without a new case.

Guinea reported seven cases in the week of May 4-10 and Sierra Leone had two, Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation, told reporters in Geneva.

The virus has killed more than 11,000 since December 2013. A total of 868 confirmed health worker infections have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, including 507 reported deaths, according to WHO.


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Old 05-15-2015, 09:47 AM   #2
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Emergency nurse with Ebola 'stable', 10 under watch
Ten people under observation for Ebola, three quarantined

(ANSA) - Rome, May 15 - A 37-year-old nurse who was infected with Ebola while working with NGO Emergency was said to be in stable condition on Friday.

The nurse is being treated in Rome's Spallanzani hospital, which specializes in infectious disease and cared for an Italian doctor also infected last year while working for Emergency.

Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said Thursday that the patient poses no infection risk. "All protocols were followed," she said.

"He isolated himself as soon as symptoms appeared, and then he was hospitalized". The nurse, who hails from the Sardinian city of Sassari, contracted the virus during a three-month volunteer mission in Sierra Leone for the Italian medical non-profit organization.

Meanwhile, 10 people on the island of Sardinia are being monitored by health authorities for signs of Ebola virus, and three others are in quarantine, after having come into contact with the nurse who was infected with the virus, sources said Friday. The three in quarantine are the nurse's mother and two sisters, while the ten being monitored are volunteer nurses and doctors who came into contact with the patient.
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A jeez, another ebolic patient. Just when I though we were past it.
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Still gonna be a long time before this one goes away completely - if it even does.

My fear is that it's hopped aboard another host or two & may be 'mildly' endemic to the region. Time & field studies will tell.
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Ebola nurse will 'soon' be out of danger says Lorenzin

(ANSA) - Rome, May 19 - Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said Tuesday that an Italian nurse who contracted Ebola while working for an NGO in Africa will soon be out of danger in a Rome clinic. "The nurse...is making great progress," said Lorenzin. "The doctors of the Spallanzani (clinic) are very close to considering him out of danger," Lorenzin added. The nurse was brought to the Spallanzani clinic, which specializes in infectious diseases, for treatment after falling ill while working with NGO Emergency.
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