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Ebola in Glasgow

(15 Posts)
Ihavenobrain Mon 29-Dec-14 19:02:12

hmm Scared

LongDistanceLove Mon 29-Dec-14 19:04:18

Why? The tests were negative.

Ihavenobrain Mon 29-Dec-14 19:05:18

Oh I just saw it on the bbc website. It's been confirmed positive

Ihavenobrain Mon 29-Dec-14 19:06:17

It says "A healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola."

Fanjango Mon 29-Dec-14 19:07:36

I wouldn't worry. The cases that have occurred in the USA and Soain were contained. I should hope that it will remain what it is, an isolated case of a returning person from an area that is in the risk zones.

Cocolepew Mon 29-Dec-14 19:07:36

Its been confirmed, the guardian pop up thingy told me.

LongDistanceLove Mon 29-Dec-14 19:08:23

Apologies the story I was looking at was a couple of months old. fblush

Loveneverfails Mon 29-Dec-14 19:09:22

wow. never realised :/

Ihavenobrain Mon 29-Dec-14 19:09:35

Yeh true. We r ready I suppose

Ihavenobrain Mon 29-Dec-14 19:11:23

Iv been really ignorant about it. Iv purposely not read up on it.
I have been turning a blind eye.
I have donated though. Horrible thing hmm

tribpot Mon 29-Dec-14 19:12:21

Hope the healthcare worker makes a full recovery.

26Point2Miles Mon 29-Dec-14 19:14:08

it seems to have dropped out of th news recently

AuntieStella Mon 29-Dec-14 19:14:23

Today's BBC story

fredfredsausagehead1 Mon 29-Dec-14 19:27:51

Sad for the patient but really don't panic you are more likely to die of flu.

meditrina Mon 29-Dec-14 22:15:33

If you actually catch Ebola, you are far more likely to die of it than to die from flu if you have that. But you are very much more likely to catch flu than to be at risk from Ebola (which requires direct body fluid contact). So far more people will die in UK of flu than of Ebola.

It seems she is an HCP, returing from volunteering in Sierra Leone. She is currently stable and will shortly be transferred to Royal Free in London.

Officials have long predicted there would be one or more returing traveller cases here before the end of the year, and that if swiftly identified and isolated the risk of secondary infections would be extremely low.

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