Germany quarantines suspected Nigerian Ebola patient




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Germany quarantines suspected Nigerian Ebola patient(AFP) – authorities took to and quarantined a 30-year-old West African woman who showed symptoms consistent with the deadly Ebola disease.
Dozens visitors and staff at a Berlin employment office building were also stopped from leaving for several hours as emergency services sealed off part the street.
The mass-circulation Bild daily said the woman had fainted, she hailed from Nigeria and she said later she had recently been contact with people infected with Ebola.
Several people who had been with the woman inside the building the northeastern district Prenzlauer Berg were later also taken to for testing.
Berlin fire department Rolf Erbe said because the patient came from “an area affected by a highly contagious disease, we took these precautions.”[eap_ad_2]
He said the testing the ’s Charite would take some time.
“The patient was isolated inside the ambulance, the staff took the appropriate protective measures. An emergency medic, the public officer, arrived and the necessary precautions were taken,” he added.
West ’s Ebola epidemic, which has hit four nations since it broke out in Guinea early this year, is by far the deadliest since the virus was discovered four decades ago in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The UN World Organization said the Ebola virus had killed 84 people in just three days, bringing the global death toll to 1,229, while confirmed, probable and suspect infections rose to 2,240.
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