sexta-feira, 8 de agosto de 2014

Ebola: Government of Liberia declares state of emergency

Arrived this morning at the Torrejón air base near Madrid, the military plane that transported the priest Miguel Pajares, the first victim of Ebola to be accepted in Europe.

A strong medical and security device was triggered for the transport of the patient to the isolation cell of the Hospital Carlos III, in the Spanish capital.

Miguel Pajares was working on a humanitarian mission in Liberia, where the virus has already killed hundreds of people.

The authorities in Monrovia declared a State of emergency, following the closure of several clinics and hospitals, following the contagion of doctors and medical personnel who treated infected patients.

"Doctors are no longer in contact with the sick because they have been contaminated, so we want to restrict the movements of people in order to try to control the disease," explains the Vice-President, Joseph Bokai.

In Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria have already died 932 people victims of the virus.

Ebola is a highly contagious hemorrhagic fever that has no cure and killed so far more than half of the people infected. The symptoms are fever, vomiting, diarrhea and internal and external bleeding.

The World Health Organization (who) initiated a crisis meeting in Geneva and consider asking the scientific community to use experimental treatments that has to try to combat the epidemic.

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