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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:57 am 
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Saudi man dies of suspected Ebola virus
By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
A Saudi man, who was hospitalized for suspected Ebola infection, died on Wednesday.

The man, in his 40s, had returned recently to Jeddah from a business trip to Sierra Leone, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. He was admitted to hospital on Monday and showed symptoms of Ebola virus infection.

His death marks the first reported casualty of the Ebola epidemic in the Arab world and comes as an emergency World Health Organization summit was being held in Geneva to discuss measures to tackle the epidemic.

The tropical virus has claimed almost 900 lives and infected more than 1,600 people in four West African nations since the current outbreak began in February.

The World Bank has pledged as much as $200 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of infections, help their communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis and improve public health systems throughout West Africa.

On Monday, the Saudi health ministry announced it will not issue umrah and hajj visas to pilgrims from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia due to concerns regarding the spread of the Ebola virus.

There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Ebola, but several are under development. Leaders from Sierra Leone and Liberia canceled their plans to attend a U.S.-Africa summit this week and the U.S. set up medical screenings for other officials traveling from those nations.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:01 am 
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Announced the medical team treating the death of a patient suspected wound Ebola virus on Wednesday morning the seventh of August at the eighth and forty-five minutes in the morning time of the Kingdom of the impact stop the patient's heart, despite attempts by the medical team to revive it, mentions that the state of the citizen health was critical since the introduction of the isolation ward intensive care late in the day Monday.

Hospital and take preparations for the burial of the patient and according to Islamic law, taking into account international standards in dealing with the epidemic cases. And advancing the Ministry of Health and sincere condolences to the family of the deceased, asking God to bestow his mercy Poivre and inspires his family patience and solace.

The Ministry of Health through a team of public health, since the reporting of the case to follow the itinerary and his case since he came to the UK to be limited to all the parties who were in direct contact with the situation since the onset of the infection upon to put them under medical observation.

Is still the type of the virus cause infection Mahal survey after the tests conducted on samples of the patient in a laboratory specialist non-injury dengue fever and a host of other species of viruses, hemorrhagic fever, and sent the Ministry of Health in coordination with the World Health Organization patient samples for a number of international laboratories accredited and authorized to perform such these tests in both the United States and Germany for the detection of Ebola virus infection.

The patient has been moved by global standards to a specialized hospital equipped units of insulation needed to deal with conditions similar since Monday after it was detected on the situation by the mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on the epidemic cases of the control system's command and control center at the Ministry of Health. The patient had been after that he showed symptoms of haemorrhagic fever after a business trip to Sierra Leone

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:50 am 
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Death of Ebola Suspected Patient Wednesday Morning in Jeddah
06 August 2014
A Saudi man suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus passed away at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at a specialized hospital in Jeddah. May Allah have mercy upon him. The patient had been admitted to the intensive care unit late Monday after exhibiting symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever following a business trip to Sierra Leone. The cause of the infection is still under investigation.

The Ministry of Health has submitted samples to an international reference lab in the United States as recommended by the World Health Organization. Additional samples are being sent to an accredited laboratory in Germany.

Preparations for burial will be performed at the hospital in keeping with Islamic religious practices and international guidelines for patients suspected of having an infectious disease like Ebola.

MOH officials have been in direct and continuous contact with the family of the patient. Public health experts began retracing the patient’s travels upon notification of his symptoms and travel history. They are currently monitoring the people he came into contact with for any symptoms associated with viral hemorrhagic fever.

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Ebola: Nigerian nurse killed by virus as suspected Saudi patient dies
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Published Wednesday, Aug. 06 2014, 8:41 AM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Aug. 06 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

A Nigerian nurse has died of Ebola and the country has five other confirmed cases of the disease, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Wednesday.

The nurse had treated a man who flew into Lagos and later died of Ebola last month, Chukwu said in a statement handed to reporters in Abuja, the capital.

He said the five confirmed Ebola patients are being treated in isolation in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city, with 21 million people. Chukwu said officials are setting up an emergency centre in Lagos to deal with Ebola which will be “fully functional” Thursday.

NIGERIA: NURSE DIES, MORE CASES CONFIRMED

A Saudi Arabian man suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone died early on Wednesday in Jeddah, the Health Ministry said.

Saudi authorities and international laboratories certified by the World Health Organization are testing samples from the man for Ebola and other diseases after he showed symptoms of viral haemorrhagic fever, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said it was working to trace the man’s route of travel and identify people he was in contact with.

The kingdom has suspended pilgrimage visas from West African countries to counter the further possible spread of the disease.

SPAIN: PLANS TO EVACUATE INFECTED PRIEST FROM LIBERIA

Spain’s Defence Ministry said a medically-equipped Airbus 310 is ready to fly to Liberia to repatriate a Spanish missionary priest who has Ebola. The ministry said Wednesday preparations for the flight are being finalized but it is not yet known at what time the plane would take off.

The priest, Miguel Pajares, is one of three missionaries being kept in isolation at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia who has tested positive for the virus, Spain’s San Juan de Dios hospital order, a Catholic humanitarian group that runs hospitals around the world, said Tuesday.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:19 am 
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Nigerian Nurse Who Treated Ebola Patient Dies Of The Disease
AP | By BASHIR ADIGUN and KRISTA LARSON
Posted: 08/06/2014 8:19 am EDT Updated: 11 minutes ago

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five other people are sick with one of the world's most virulent diseases after coming into contact with him, the country's health minister said Wednesday.

The growing number of cases in Lagos, a megacity of some 21 million people, comes as authorities acknowledge they did not treat Patrick Sawyer as an Ebola patient and isolate him for the first 24 hours after his arrival in Nigeria last month. Sawyer, a 40-year-old American of Liberian descent with a wife and three young daughters in Minnesota, was traveling on a business flight to Nigeria when he fell ill.

The death of the unidentified nurse marks the second Ebola death in Nigeria, and is a very worrisome development since it is the Africa's most populous country and Lagos, where the deaths occurred, one of its biggest cities.


Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says a man who was being tested for the Ebola virus and has died. The 40-year-old returned on Sunday from Sierra Leone, where there has been an Ebola outbreak, and was then hospitalized in Jiddah after showing symptoms of the viral hemorrhagic fever.

Spain's Defense Ministry said a medically-equipped Airbus 310 is ready to fly to Liberia to repatriate a Spanish missionary priest who has Ebola. The ministry said Wednesday preparations for the flight are being finalized but it is not yet known at what time the plane would take off.

The priest, Miguel Pajares, is one of three missionaries being kept in isolation at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia who has tested positive for the virus, Spain's San Juan de Dios hospital order, a Catholic humanitarian group that runs hospitals around the world, said Tuesday.

Ebola, which has no proven vaccine or treatment, has killed nearly 900 people this year in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria and health officials in many countries are struggling to halt its spread.

Health experts say those medical workers in Nigeria now infected from Sawyer would not have been contagious to their neighbors or family members until they started showing symptoms of their own. The delay in enforcing infection control measures, though, is another setback in the battle to stamp out the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

The specter of the virus spreading through Nigeria is particularly alarming, said David Morse, an epidemiology professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

"It makes you nervous when so many people are potentially at risk," he said.

Lagos is a bewildering combination of wealth and abject poverty, awash in luxury SUVs and decrepit buses alike that carry passengers through hours of crowded traffic on the bridges linking the city's islands to the mainland.

Ebola can only be transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is sick — blood, semen, saliva, urine, feces or sweat. Millions live in cramped conditions without access to flushable toilets, and signs posted across the megacity tell people not to urinate in public.

Authorities in Liberia said Sawyer's sister had recently died of Ebola, though Sawyer said he had not had close contact with her while she was ill.

In announcing his death, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu maintained that Nigerian officials had been vigilant.

"It was right there (at the airport) that the problem was noticed because we have maintained our surveillance," he told reporters. "And immediately, he went into the custody of the port health services of the federal ministry of health so there was no time for him to mingle in Lagos. He has not been in touch with any other person again since we took him from the airport."

On Tuesday, the Lagos state health commissioner said, however, that they did not suspect Ebola immediately and it was only after about 24 hours in the hospital that they identified him as a possible Ebola case.

Lagos state health commissioner Jide Idris said Tuesday that the nature of his disease "was not known" the first day.

"They went back to the history and they were like 'Oh, this is Liberia,' and that's why he was put into isolation," he told reporters. "So even in that window period it was possible that some of these people got infected."

Sawyer, who had a fever and was vomiting, was coming from the infected country of Liberia but had a layover in Togo. As a result, officials may not have initially known his original destination.

Experts say people infected with Ebola can spread the disease only through their bodily fluids and after they show symptoms. Since the incubation period can last up to three weeks, some of the Nigerians who treated Sawyer are only now showing signs of illness that can mimic many common tropical illnesses — fever, muscle aches and vomiting.

The national health minister on Wednesday said special tents would be used to speed up the establishment of isolation wards in all of Nigeria's states. Authorities also were setting up an emergency center to deal with Ebola that would be "fully functional" by Thursday.

"We are embarking on recruiting additional health personnel to strengthen the team who are currently managing the situation in Lagos," said his statement.

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Larson reported from Dakar, Senegal. Associated Press writers Maram Mazen in Lagos, Nigeria and Mike Stobbe in New York contributed to this report.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:51 am 
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A patient suspected to have developed symptoms of the Ebola virus fever died in a Jeddah hospital on Wednesday morning, announced the Ministry of Health.

“Ibrahim Al-Zahrani, who was in extremely critical condition since his admission to hospital late Monday, died following unsuccessful attempts to revive him after he went into cardiac arrest,” a medical source said.

The patient, in his 40s, had been placed in quarantine at a specialized hospital after developing these symptoms upon his return from a business trip to Sierra Leone, where hundreds of people have reportedly fallen victim to the disease.

The hospital has taken measures to bury the patient in accordance with Islamic rituals while strictly adhering to international standards for handling contagious diseases, the ministry’s statement said.

A public health team at the ministry is striving to track down anyone who had come into contact with the patient for medical observation, the statement said.

Investigation is still under way to identify the precise disease the patient was suffering from after he had tested negative for dengue fever and other types of hemorrhagic fevers.

The ministry has also sent samples of the victim’s blood to several advanced laboratories in Germany and the United States to identify the disease in collaboration with the WHO. The Kingdom has stopped issuing Umrah visas to pilgrims from Ebola-hit countries.

The UN agency, meanwhile, has launched a $ 100 million appeal. “We need many more contributions from the international community, including governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academic institutions or from anyone who can provide us with doctors, nurses and other public health staff,” Hartl said.

Ebola is a severe and often fatal disease that affects and kills up to 90 percent of humans infected with the virus. The Ebola virus is passed to humans through close contact with animals, such as fruit bats, monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees carrying the virus.

Infected patients are highly contagious and pass the virus onto others who come in close contact with them, either by exposure to objects that have been contaminated with infected blood or bodily fluids or through direct contact with contaminated fluids.

The incubation period for Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever is typically one week, during which time patients will suffer from an array of symptoms, such as fever, chills, back pain, vomiting and diarrhea. As the virus progresses, infected patients will experience a rash over their entire body, swelling of the eyes and genital area and bleeding from the mouth, nose, eyes, ears, and rectum, followed by shock, coma and death in many cases.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:58 am 
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Saudi Arabia .. exclusive detailed information about the victim of a "Ebola"
Wednesday 9 November 1435 e - August 6, 2014 AD

Jeddah - T-Zahrani
After the announcement of the Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia for the death of a patient with suspected Ebola virus in King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah, sources confirmed for "Arabiya" that has been arranged in principle for the funeral of the deceased named Ibrahim Albulsh Zahrani Thursday afternoon, where they will be washed carefully and under the supervision of medical staff, will be buried without the presence of Mhieih, for their own safety, while his family will arrive by the funeral prayers.

According to exclusive information obtained by "Arabiya" from one of the relatives of the deceased, the Zahrani was working paramedic eviction Medical Military Hospital in Jeddah, under the name of specialist medical emergency air ambulance, and was on a mission work in Sierra Leone to transport drugs and treatments returned after the end of the task entrusted to it At the end of Ramadan, and became suffers from shortness of breath and other problems, went to the hospital evacuated and spent his treatments and his condition improved, then quickly reversed in his third day of Eid.

The source pointed out that it was "not in front of his family, but to go about doing a private hospital, then the medical staff suspected there in his case was transferred to King Fahd Hospital in a critical condition, was introduced to an isolation ward intensive care."

"The management of the hospital when his condition quickly suspected in the development of the deceased wife and three daughters in medical isolation, until tests conducted showed them that they are not infected with any infection and returned to their homes."

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Deny and clarify
11 November 1435
Health Ministry denied the report published by a local newspaper for the registration of a second suspected case of Ebola virus in the city of Jeddah.

The ministry pointed out that the basis of its commitment to transparency in communicating with everyone, it underscores the lack of any new cases suspected of being affected by Ebola virus .. and committed to the ministry to tell the community all new about any of infectious diseases and to educate everyone about prevention methods required by the best practices of the International Health.

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Death «Ebola patient» after his poor King Fahd Hospital
Burial in accordance with the standards .. and a medical team to examine the contacts
Ahmed Aljhenne- Jeddah
Thursday, 07/08/2014
Death «Ebola patient» after his poor King Fahd Hospital
Explained a medical source at the King Fahd in Jeddah, that dealing with the case of «deceased Ebola», who died yesterday morning have a particular system are dealt with according to the type of virus and the method of its spread, and that the interests of its clients during the washing and burial order to Aintql virus to his family and about the tests, which conducted Mkhaltin confirmed medical team of King Fahd Hospital presence of his family's house and Dhuah- yesterday afternoon for examination.

was a medical team announced yesterday morning, Wednesday, and the death of the patient «wound suspected Ebola» effect on his heart stopped, despite attempts by the medical team revitalization. Indicating that the state of the citizen health was critical since entered an isolation ward intensive care late on Monday .. and take the hospital preparations for the burial of the patient and according to Islamic law, taking into account international standards in dealing with the epidemic cases.

began the Ministry of Health by a team of public health, since Reporting on the situation trackers itinerary case since traveling and coming to the Kingdom, to confine all the parties who were in direct contact with the situation since the onset of the infection it, to put them under medical observation.

said: «is still the type of virus is the cause of the infection Mahal survey after the tests, which performed on patient samples in a laboratory specialist non-injury dengue fever and a host of other species virus haemorrhagic fever ».. sent the Ministry of Health in coordination with the World Health Organization patient samples for a number of international laboratories accredited and authorized to perform such tests in both the United States and Germany for the detection of infection Ebola virus ».. and the patient has been moved by global standards to a specialized hospital equipped units of insulation needed to deal with conditions similar since Monday after the disclosure of the case by the mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on the epidemic cases of the surveillance system, under the command and control center at the Ministry of Health .. and the patient has symptoms of haemorrhagic fever after a business trip to Sierra Leone.
deceased brother: what happened spend as much death and «not normal»

Abdulaziz Al-Zahrani «brother of the deceased» for «city»: The action taken by the Ministry of Health in coordination with the Secretariat about washing and burial of the deceased universe Death came as a result of epidemic disease and not normal, adding that that was spend as much and thank God for that but Anmlk only pray for him for mercy and forgiveness.

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