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    Ebola expected in Britain within three weeks.

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    papa_umau
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    Ebola expected in Britain within three weeks.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 08 Oct 2014, 11:08 am

    MEDICAL staff in Britain were put on high alert for Ebola yesterday.

    A five-page document was issued by England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies after scientists predicted the killer virus has a 50 per cent chance of hitting Britain within three weeks.

    She pleaded with GPs, hospital doctors, nurses and pharmacists “to remain vigilant for cases imported to the UK”.

    Her warning was issued less than 24 hours after it was revealed a nurse in Spain had contracted the virus while treating patients flown home for treatment from west Africa.

    Read the full story from The Scottish Daily Record HERE




    Well Robsters, are you worried about this extremely nasty and very difficult-to-treat disease coming here ?


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    Re: Ebola expected in Britain within three weeks.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 12:31 pm

    As I see it, it is looking as if the world is panicking a bit over Ebola.

    Ok, maybe it is a horrible way to die and it is very difficult to treat, but because it is only caught by person-to-person contact and through infected bodily fluids, it should be very easy to control in the modern and hi-tech countries.

    I think the scariest quality of this disease is it's long gestation period where anyone that has been in contact with it does not show the symptoms until about three weeks later. This means that infected people can travel long distances, especially by plane, while carrying the disease and not showing any symptoms.

    This is the area where the authorities are going to have to clamp down on.
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    Re: Ebola expected in Britain within three weeks.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 13 Oct 2014, 3:02 pm

    That's easy to say, but not so easy to do.

    I feel that the world doctors are playing a catch-up game with this so far.

    The radio said that the official numbers for deaths in the African states has now reached 4,000 and they also say that that could be too low as far as the true numbers might be.

    I think that the best way to stop this in it's tracks would be to quarantine all of the African nations that are contributing to this epidemic before it becomes a world pandemic.

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    Re: Ebola expected in Britain within three weeks.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 16 Oct 2014, 12:05 pm

    Sounds reasonable to me, as, if they did quarantine these three African states it would only need to be for three or four weeks and until all of the infected people there had been found and quarantined until they either died or got better.

    That might sound a bit callous, but such an act could save thousands of lives both in greater Africa and in the rest of the world.
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    Re: Ebola expected in Britain within three weeks.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 18 Oct 2014, 12:41 pm

    So far there has only been one imported case of Ebola in Britain and that one has been quickly quarantined.

    While I don't agree that any serious number of cases will appear in Britain, "in three weeks", as the threadstart says, I do think that we should not panic even if we do learn as much about this killer disease as we can.

    Here is a good link to an official website to this end: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ebola-virus/pages/ebola-virus.aspx
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    Re: Ebola expected in Britain within three weeks.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 19 Oct 2014, 1:18 pm

    Thanks for the link Angie, as info' like that is always welcome on ROB.

    The latest news is even more scary as the World Health Organisation ( WHO ), now say that the spread of this virus is no longer contained in the first three West African states of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, as it has now spread to a number of the larger African states further West.


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