The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), despite efforts to curtail its spread is reportedly in London and the first WHO-affiliated worker is down with the virus…
Ebola In London, British Citizen, William Pooley Currently Receiving Treatment From Disease
Doctors at a hospital in north-west London have begun treating a Briton who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.
The man has been named as William Pooley, a 29-year-old volunteer nurse, by a US scientist who worked with him.
Mr Pooley was flown to RAF Northolt in a specially equipped military aircraft on Sunday and taken under police escort to Hampstead’s Royal Free Hospital.
He volunteered to go to west Africa to care for victims of the Ebola outbreak which has killed almost 1,500 people.
It is the first confirmed case of a Briton contracting the virus during the current outbreak.
First WHO-Affiliated Worker Contacts Ebola
For the first time, a health care workerfor a World Health Organization(WHO)partner organization has fallen ill from Ebola, WHO told CNN on Sunday.
The health worker, a man from Senegal, is in Sierra Leone and receiving care, the WHO said. He’s an epidemiologist working for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, which was established by WHO and other partners to respond to international public health emergencies.No further details were given immediately.
“This is the first time someone working under the aegis of WHO has fallen ill with #Ebola,” reported WHO via its verified Twitter account. Added WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl via Twitter: “No @WHO worker has been infected with #Ebola. The epidemiologist is from a #GOARN partner.”
When asked how the worker contracted the virus, a WHO spokesperson said officials don’t yet know all the details.
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