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Media reports cite death of UN employee who had been transferred to Germany by air ambulance for treatment.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:08 am 
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14 October 2014 Last updated at 03:57 ET
UN employee infected with Ebola dies in a hospital in Germany, reports say

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:30 am 
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U.N. Medic Dies of Ebola in German Hospital
By REUTERS
OCT. 14, 2014, 4:20 A.M. E.D.T.

BERLIN — A U.N. medical official who caught Ebola while working in Liberia has died in the German hospital where he was being treated, the clinic in Leipzig said on Tuesday.

"The patient sick with Ebola fever died during the night in St. Georg Clinic in Leipzig. Despite intensive medical measures and maximum efforts by the medical team, the 56-year-old U.N. employee succumbed to the serious infectious disease," it said.

The medic, who has not been named, arrived last week and was the third Ebola patient to be treated in Germany.

(Reporting by Stephen Brown; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:40 am 
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October 14, 2014, 4:50 AM
Ebola kills U.N. medical worker in Germany

BERLIN -- A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures," a German hospital said Tuesday.

The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight of the infection. It released no further details and did not answer telephone calls.

The man tested positive for Ebola on Oct. 6, prompting Liberia's UN peacekeeping mission to place 41 staff members who had possibly been in contact with him under "close medical observation."

He arrived in Leipzig for treatment on Oct. 9 where he was put into a special isolation unit.

The man was the third Ebola patient to be flown to Germany for treatment.

The first patient, a Senegalese man infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone was brought to a Hamburg hospital in late August for treatment. The man was released Oct. 3 after recovering and returned to his home country, the hospital said.

Another patient, a Ugandan man who worked for an Italian aid group in West Africa, is undergoing treatment in a Frankfurt hospital.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:46 am 
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CBS/AP October 14, 2014, 10:24 AM
WHO: Ebola cases could hit 10,000 a week

GENEVA -- The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.

WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the grim figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, WHO had estimated the death rate in the current outbreak at around 50 percent.

Aylward said the 70 percent death rate was "a high mortality disease" in any circumstance and that the U.N. health agency was still focused on trying to get sick people isolated and provide treatment as early as possible.

He told reporters that if the world's response to the Ebola crisis isn't stepped up within 60 days, "a lot more people will die" and there will be a huge need to deal with the spiraling numbers of cases.

For the last four weeks, there have been about 1,000 new cases per week -- including suspected, confirmed and probable cases, he said, adding that the U.N. health agency is aiming to get 70 percent of cases isolated within two months to reverse the outbreak.

WHO increased its Ebola death toll tally to 4,447 people on Tuesday, nearly all of them in West Africa, from 8,914 cases.

Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia have been hardest hit nations in the current outbreak. Aylward said WHO was very concerned about the continued spread of Ebola in the three countries' capital cities -- Freetown, Conakry and Monrovia.

He said the agency was still focused on trying to treat Ebola patients, despite the huge demands on the broken health systems in West Africa.

"It would be horrifically unethical to say that we're just going to isolate people," he said, noting that new strategies like handing out protective equipment to families and setting up very basic clinics -- without much treatment -- was a priority.

There have been just two Ebola cases diagnosed in the U.S. to date. Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who was infected in that country and got sick after he arrived for a visit in Texas, died at a Dallas hospital Oct. 8. One of the nurses who cared for him, Nina Pham, was infected in the process and is currently undergoing treatment.

Several other health care workers infected in West Africa received treatment in the U.S. and recovered.

In Spain, officials said a nurse's assistant who contracted Ebola while caring for a missionary priest at a Madrid hospital remains in serious but stable condition.

In Germany, officials said Tuesday that a U.N. medical worker infected with Ebola in Liberia died despite "intensive medical procedures." The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight of the infection. The man tested positive for Ebola on Oct. 6, prompting Liberia's U.N. peacekeeping mission to place 41 other staff members under "close medical observation."

He was the third Ebola patient to be flown to Germany for treatment. The first man recovered and returned home to Senegal. A Uganda aid worker is still being treated in Frankfurt.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:52 am 
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SRSG statement following the death of an UNMIL international civilian infected with Ebola



Monrovia, 14 October 2014

Special Representative of the Secretary-General Karin Landgren made the following statement today:

A United Nations Volunteer, who worked in UNMIL Medical, has passed away in hospital, after testing positive for the Ebola Virus Disease [EVD] on 6 October.
This is the second death in the mission due to Ebola. An earlier probable case resulted in the death of a national staff member on 25 September.

UNMIL colleagues are saddened by the tragic news as they continue to serve at this very difficult time. Our thoughts now are with the family and friends of the departed.

UNMIL has taken all necessary measures to prevent any possible further transmission within or outside the mission. The UNMIL Medical team conducted immediate and robust contact tracing to ensure all people that came into contact with both staff members while they were symptomatic are assessed and quarantined. All UNMIL staff considered at-risk have been isolated, and ambulances and other locations decontaminated.

The mission is extending the review of its actions initiated in the wake of the first, probable, case of EVD. UNMIL will continue to strengthen the mitigation measures that had until late September helped to prevent any of our personnel in Liberia from contracting Ebola, despite the fact that thousands of UNMIL military, police, and civilians live and operate in affected areas.

With Liberia facing its gravest threat since the civil war ended in 2003, UNMIL’s commitment to the country is steadfast. The mission will continue to do all that it can within its range of capabilities to help roll back the tragedy that is Ebola.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:41 am 
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UN medical official dies of Ebola in German hospital
October 14, 2014
The 56-year-old UN employee, who caught Ebola while working in Liberia, has died at a clinic in Leipzig.
A UN employee infected with Ebola has died in Germany, officials say.
The 56-year-old Sudanese man had been flown from Liberia to Leipzig last Thursday, where he received treatment at a specialist unit at the St Georg clinic.
On his arrival, doctors at the hospital described his condition as “highly critical, but stable”. On Tuesday morning the clinic confirmed in a statement that the patient had died on Monday night, “in spite of intensive medical measures and the best efforts on behalf of the medical staff”.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:40 am 
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CBS/AP October 14, 2014, 10:24 AM

He was the third Ebola patient to be flown to Germany for treatment. The first man recovered and returned home to Senegal. A Uganda aid worker is still being treated in Frankfurt.

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The Ugandan EMERGENCY doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was discharged from Frankfurt University Hospital


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The Ugandan EMERGENCY doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was discharged from Frankfurt University Hospital

The Ugandan EMERGENCY doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was discharged from Frankfurt University Hospital today.

After developing the first symptoms while he was still on his mission, he was taken to Germany on 2nd October.

"We've been waiting for this news for weeks, and we're delighted and relieved that our doctor has recovered and can resume his old life - says EMERGENCY NGO President Cecilia Strada - At this time we can't help thinking as well about the thousands of people with Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, who aren't receiving any treatment because of the lack of hospitals, doctors and nurses."

More than 15,000 cases of Ebola are currently registered by the World Health Organization in the countries hit by the virus, but no-one really knows the true extent of the epidemic. In Sierra Leone alone, there are at least 100 new cases every day.

To deal with this dramatic situation, the EMERGENCY staff are working alongside DFID (the British ministerial department set up to fight world poverty) to open a new Ebola treatment centre with 100 beds.

In Sierra Leone, EMERGENCY goes on working in the Ebola treatment centre in Lakka and in the Surgical and Paediatric Centre in Goderich.

(November 20, 2014)
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