Breaking news out of Germany. A man with Ebola has been brought to Frankfurt Germany from Africa, now under quarantine at the University hospital in Frankfurt.
Translated article below:
“With a nighttime air ambulance a second Ebola patient has been brought to Germany. The machine with the aid workers landed early Friday morning at the Frankfurt airport. The man was taken to the isolation ward of the University Hospital under tight security. The end of August an Ebola patient had already been treated from West Africa in the University Hospital in Hamburg–Eppendorf. Meanwhile, in the United States goes further the search for people who had contact with a Ebola sufferers.
After landing in Frankfurt was dominated by strict security measures. Fire and police escorted the special vehicle, with which the patient was transported to the hospital. At the rear entrance of the isolation ward several helpers accompanied him in full-body protective suits.
Information regarding the nationality of the man and his use in the Ebola epidemic area, there are not so far. During the day, but details should be communicated. On Thursday, the organizers of the flight had long feared, if the patient’s condition would permit even a transport to Germany.
In Texas, a man is being treated, who had been infected with Ebola in Africa and then became ill on the trip to the USA. The U.S. health authorities are trying by all means to contain the danger. Hundreds of doctors are traveling to find contact persons of the man to investigate and if necessary to isolate. Four people are in quarantine, and the health authority CDC can not exclude other diseases.
“There may be other cases, but it will not spread,” said the head of the CDC, Tom Peace. About 100 people from the environment of the patient to be examined.
Patient unobtrusively before departure
In Liberia, the man had shown no symptoms. “He was examined before his departure and had a body temperature of 36.3 degrees, that is quite normal. He has not shown any symptoms during the trip.” Only after days he had a fever. The condition of the man he described as “still serious”.
The man threatens trouble when he gets home. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said in an interview with the Canadian radio station CBC, she was “very upset” about the fact that the man had gone into the consciousness in the United States, having had contact with Ebola–infected. This is inexcusable. CNN she said she wanted to discuss with lawyers, what to do when he comes back home. According to media reports, he had a terminally ill woman helped into a taxi and apparently infected while.
Four people in Texas in quarantine
According to David Lakey of the health authorities in Texas are currently four people under quarantine. “They show no symptoms, they do not have a fever, and all are doing well. But we must observe them, enjoining the danger of the disease.” The patient was very well looked after and very well insulated. “We will ensure that no one is exposed to the pathogen.” Even peace was confident: “We have a lot of experience with epidemics, and we can react quickly.”
As NBC News announced, meanwhile, fell ill in Liberia working for the US–transmitter cameraman Ebola. Originally from the USA freelancers am taken for treatment in the United States, it said. According to NBC News, the man had been engaged on Tuesday for shooting in the capital Monrovia. The other NBC employees were also flown in the USA and there initially asked for three weeks in quarantine, said the head of the station, Deborah Turness with. Liberia is one of the hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa countries.