Thursday, 21 August 2014

EBOLA: Ray Of Hope As Health Workers Given ZMapp In Liberia Show “Positive Signs Of Recovery”

Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

 The Liberian Ministry of Health on Tuesday said that three health care workers who were given the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp in Liberia have shown “very positive signs of recovery”.
The medical professionals also treating the workers have called their progress “remarkable”

The government also confirmed that the 17 patients who escaped a local clinic after it was attacked earlier in the week, have been accounted for, while those who tested positive are being treated at another medical centre.
The World Health Organisation says that the situation in Lagos, Nigeria “looks reassuring”.

“At present, the city’s 12 confirmed cases are all part of a single chain of transmission. Those infected by the initial case include medical staff involved in his treatment, a patient in the same hospital, and a protocol officer in very close contact with the patient.”, WHO said.

Family members of West Point district commissioner Miata Flowers flee the slum in Monrovia, Liberia, while being escorted by the Ebola Task Force on Wednesday, August 20. The military began enforcing a quarantine on West Point, a congested slum of 75,000, fearing a spread of the Ebola virus. Health officials say the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever.

taking home suspected patients in West Point

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