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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:26 pm 
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Rwanda website cites suspect Ebola in German medical student ex-Liberia

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:27 pm 
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Suspected Ebola case Isolated
Kigali, 10 August 2014

Today late in the afternoon, a patient at King Faisal Hospital with Ebola like symptoms has been put in isolation as we wait for his test results. Samples from the suspected case have been sent for testing to an international accredited laboratory for approval, results will be available in 48 hours.

The suspected case is a European medical student. It is the first Ebola-suspected case in Rwanda since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa.

The Ministry of Health calls on the public to stay calm and be vigilant, the ministry is closely monitoring the situation and all the needed preventive measures according to national standards are in place. Surveillance systems and emergency management
systems have been established. Health workers have been trained across the country and are vigilant. This will enable timely detection, notification and appropriate management of any suspected cases to safeguard Rwandans.

All persons who have been in contact with the Ebola-suspected case are being monitored and have been placed in quarantine. This is comprised of nurses, doctors, health managers, cashiers and the patients who were passing by as well as private contacts.

http://m.gov.rw/Ebola-suspected-case-Isolated?lang=en

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:31 pm 
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Suspected Ebola patient isolated in Rwanda
English.news.cn 2014-08-11 06:17:13

KIGALI, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda's health officials have placed a man suspected of suffering from Ebola in isolation at King Faisal Hospital Kigali.

A statement by the Ministry of Health released on Sunday indicates that the patient had been tested with results still expected. Samples from the suspected case have been sent for testing to an international accredited laboratory, and results will be available in 48 hours, the statement said.

The suspected case is a European medical student, according to the statement. It is the first suspected Ebola case in Rwanda since the outbreak of the virus in West Africa.

The government urged the public to remain calm and vigilant, as the ministry is closely monitoring the situation.

All the preventive measures needed in line with national standards are already in place, including surveillance systems and emergency management systems, it assured, adding "Health workers have been trained across the country and are vigilant."

This will enable timely detection, notification and appropriate management of any suspected cases to safeguard Rwandans, the statement concluded.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:44 am 
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Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and is waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry says.

"Samples from the suspected case have been sent for testing to an international accredited laboratory for approval, results will be available in 48 hours," the health ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The patient is the first to be tested in Rwanda since the outbreak emerged in west Africa earlier this year.

This outbreak of the virus, centred on Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, is the worst recorded and has killed nearly 1,000 people. Last week the World Health Organisation declared the epidemic a global health emergency.

Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda's health minister, said the patient was a German medical student who had recently spent time in Liberia.

He had a fever and malaria but for "100 percent security" Rwanda had quarantined him, until test results were back in two days, Binagwaho said.

Like other nations across east Africa, Rwanda said it had put in place measures against the deadly virus.

"Surveillance systems and emergency management systems have been established," the health ministry said.

"Health workers have been trained across the country and are vigilant."

Hong Kong test negative

As fears of the disease spread, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection said on Sunday night that a Nigerian man, earlier suspected of having the virus, had tested negative at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

It was Hong Kong's first suspected case of Ebola, which is spread through blood and body fluid, in the latest outbreak.

The 32-year-old man who had been vomiting and suffering from diarrhoea, both symptoms of the disease, had arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday.

After he went to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the man was transferred to the Princess Margaret Hospital and was quarantined there.

According to the centre, the man had never been to Ebola-effected countries such as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the past month, nor had he had contact with Ebola-positive patients and animals.

The UK National Health Service website says an infected person will typically develop fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, sore throat and intense muscle weakness.

These symptoms start suddenly, between two and 21 days after becoming infected, but usually after five to seven days.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:54 am 
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Rwanda tests possible Ebola case, country's health ministry says
A German student with Ebola-like symptoms has been placed in isolation, the health ministry says

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7:17AM BST 11 Aug 2014

Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and was waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry has said.

"Samples from the suspected case have been sent for testing to an international accredited laboratory for approval, results will be available in 48 hours," the health ministry said in a statement.

The patient is the first to be tested in Rwanda since the outbreak in west Africa.

Minister of Health Agnes Binagwaho said the patient was a German medical student, who had recently spent time in Liberia.
He had a fever and malaria but for "100 per cent security" Rwanda had quarantined him, until test results - expected within two days - were back, she said.

Ebola has claimed nearly 1,000 lives in west Africa in the worst outbreak in four decades, prompting the World Health Organisation last week to declare the epidemic a global health emergency.

Like other nations across east Africa, Rwanda said it had put in place measures against the deadly virus.
"Surveillance systems and emergency management systems have been established," the health ministry said.
"Health workers have been trained across the country and are vigilant."
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:57 am 
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Rwanda: Ebola Suspected Case Improving - Minisante

Following Sunday's report of a patient who was identified in Rwanda with Ebola-like symptoms, the ministry of health has announced that the patient's condition is improving.

The patient, a European medical student who has recently been in West Africa, was put in isolation while at King Faisal hospital with malaria when he developed Ebola-like symptoms. He is currently in the isolation facility in Kanombe while doctors wait for the results of medical tests to determine whether the man is actually infected with the hemorrhagic fever.

On Monday, however, Minisante reported that the patient's temperature had significantly gone down and that he is recovering well from the malaria and other symptoms.

Other people who were also put in quarantine, including nurses, doctors, health managers, cashiers, patients as well as other people who had been in contact with the European man, have not shown any signs of Ebola at this time and are doing well.

The ministry of health called on the public to stay calm, saying measures have been put in place aimed at preventing any outbreak of the disease in Rwanda. Health workers have been trained to ensure timely detection, notification and appropriate management of any suspected cases - which showed its efficiency on Sunday.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a highly contagious disease transmitted from person to person and characterized by fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, sore throat, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pains and bleeding. It is not an airborne disease, but is transmitted mainly through contact with body fluids.

Minisante cautioned people to remain vigilant and report any suspected cases immediately at the nearest health facility or call the hotline on 114.

So far, no case of Ebola has ever been confirmed Rwanda.

http://allafrica.com/stories/2014081119 ... ?viewall=1

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