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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:51 am 
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Media reporting a suspect Ebola case in Berlin with prior contact with confirmed cases.

Now media denying contact with prior cases.

Later reports cite Malaria

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:55 am 
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An employee at a Job Centre in Berlin's Pankow district told broadcaster rbb that one of her clients showed the early symptoms of the Ebola virus.

The woman had collapsed and emergency medical services were called.

According to the Berliner Zeitung, she said she had had contact with victims of the deadly disease in her homeland.

An initial assessment determined that the patient was showing symptoms of Ebola and the paramedics put in place quarantine measures, according to a spokesman for the Berlin fire department at the Job Centre on Storkower Strasse. The patient was immediately isolated in an ambulance.

Berlin's fire department, which oversees the emergency medical services, would not confirm that it was handling a case of Ebola and that quarantine had been enforced at the Job Centre.

Police have reportedly emptied and closed down the building. Those who came in contact with the woman have been isolated inside.

Ebola can only be determined after a blood test has been done. Early symptoms of the disease include fever and circulation issues, similar to the common flu virus or other tropical diseases like malaria. It is transferred through bodily fluids like blood and mucus.

In western Africa, more than 1,200 people have died from the outbreak of the virus.

Berlin's Virchow Clinic has 20 beds ready for suspected Ebola cases.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:02 am 
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Police Cordon Off Site in Berlin as Woman Shows Symptoms of Infectious Disease

by Harriet Torry

Aug. 19, 2014 7:33 a.m. ET
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A police officer wearing a protective mask leaves the employment center in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district, where a woman received medical treatment after showing symptoms of an infectious disease. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

BERLIN—Berlin police cordoned off a job center in the German capital on Tuesday to attend to a woman showing symptoms of an infectious disease, the emergency services said, less than a week after the foreign ministry urged Germans to leave several West African countries in the grip of an Ebola outbreak.

The fire department couldn't confirm what the woman's suspected infection is, according to spokesman Sven Gering.

More than 1,100 people have died from the Ebola outbreak across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. German media have reported on suspected cases of Ebola in Frankfurt and Hamburg among travelers from African countries in recent weeks, but the patients tested negative for the deadly virus at local hospitals, according to the reports.

Germany's foreign ministry last week ordered German citizens to leave Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone due to the "critical situation" of the Ebola virus in West Africa.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:09 am 
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Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
repealed closure of the Job Centers: Ebola suspected
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by Jörn Hasselmann , Sigrid Kneist , Jana Schlütter , Tassilo Hummel

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Use in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg: Because of suspected Ebola case of a customer in the center were numerous officials of the police and fire departments in large-scale operation. - Photo: AP

Update Ebola suspected at the job center in the Storkower Street: A woman who was recently in Africa, suffered a circulatory collapse and was admitted to the Charité. Several hundred people were not allowed to leave the area first. Meanwhile, however, only two people have to be further investigated.

In Berlin there is an Ebola alert. The fire department was alerted at 10:46 clock because of poor circulation at a client the job center at the Storkower street in Prenzlauer Berg. After the arrival of the ambulance, an employee of the job center expressed the suspicion that it constitutes ebola-like symptoms. Then the police were notified that cordoned off the area as a precaution. According to police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf, around six hundred persons employees were inside the fenced off area and could not leave this at first, as well as clients of the job center. The mood among them remained quiet from the outside looking in, only occasionally there was resentment.



The police took on the identity of the person concerned. About 14:15 clock the blockade was lifted: The employees returned to their jobs, clients, it was free to go. Two people, however, who were in direct contact with the patient must be examined more closely and are therefore admitted to the Charité. Nothing can except to police, no one enter the building again, and this barrier but is likely to be ended soon.

The firefighters wear special suits

The client whose symptoms triggered the alarm, was examined by the medical director of the Berlin Fire Department and taken shortly after 13 clock with an ambulance in the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the Charité Virchow. When the fire department could suspect it might be due to Ebola, so far not confirm. In an impromptu press conference in front of the job center of the fire brigade spokesman Rolf Heritage said: "The symptoms are given." The woman had circulatory problems and was upset. It should be known that the woman was recently in Africa, but we do not know in which country. The Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg confirmed that the experts are there to get a sample of the patient for Ebola diagnosis. When a result is available, is still unclear.

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Great use for police and firefighters on the job center in the Storkower road because of a suspected Ebola case. - Photo: Tassilo Hummel

The firefighters used protect themselves with special suits. A special ambulance does not exist. The vehicle used may need to be decontaminated after use. There were more than a hundred policemen, who were equipped with face masks on site. Meanwhile, however, are only a few task forces of police and firefighters on the ground. Traffic on the road Storkower was not affected. On the sidewalk in front of the job center was observed, as is passing by passers keep clothes in front of the mouth.

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The Job Center in the Storkower road, in which an employee called the fire brigade. - Photo: Imago

Since December raging in West Africa an Ebola epidemic . So far, 2240 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria are suffering according to the World Health Organization, 1229 people have died from the virus. Ebola suspected cases have been confirmed in any other country in the world. The virus can also be well curbed in countries with a functioning health system. It is only transmitted to body fluids and non-over the air. During the incubation period can not infect other people.

At the Charité up to 20 Ebola patients can be treated

That travelers bring in the disease to Europe, is very unlikely, but not impossible. This is the conclusion of a risk analysis of European epidemiological authority ECDC . Exists in this country suspected Ebola, one is immediately isolated.

In an emergency, all contact persons are identified and also studied. "Usually it is a false alarm. Often, a malaria are detected, "says Norbert Suttorp, director of the Medical Department, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Charité. 1999, for example, a German camera man with fever, vomiting and diarrhea back from the Ivory Coast. Gradually, the doctors concluded on the isolation from other infections. Except for Ebola. A sample was analyzed in the high-security laboratory at the Bernhard Nocht Institute in Hamburg seemed to confirm this. The result was a false positive. The man eventually died of yellow fever - even though he was supposedly vaccinated. Later it turned out that he had confused the vaccination against yellow fever and jaundice. In mid-August, there had also been a suspected case of Ebola in Hamburg. A man from Sierra Leone had come over Paris to Hamburg and was taken to the isolation ward of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf. The suspect has not been confirmed.

In Berlin, a striking patient is first separated in place. In 15 minutes, the emergency physicians can determine whether there but malaria is not. If the preliminary diagnosis Ebola, Marburg virus, pneumonic plague or a similarly dangerous infection exist, the health department is calling from infected alarm.

Within an hour, then the station 59 is completely vacated on Virchow Klinikum. Since 2010 it is the largest special isolation of Germany. A special truck will pick up the sick. He is then to intensive care in a negative pressure room from which no virus can escape from nurses and doctors in the "moon suit". Up to 20 patients can be supplied . Approximately 180 Charité-employees are trained. They practice every month. "Before something we are not afraid," says Suttorp. "But an alarm costs a lot of money. This will be carefully considered and justified. "

An airplane with a patient with Ebola symptoms on board should not land in Berlin, because Tegel and Schoenefeld have no isolation. A flyer should therefore be diverted to another city.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:21 am 
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Ebola suspected: even contact people in hospital
Because of the Ebola suspected in a woman in a Berlin Job Center also several contact persons have been brought to a clinic

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An ambulance of the Berlin Fire Department brings the potentially infected with Ebola woman in a special clinic. Photo: Maurizio Gambarini © dpa

Because of the Ebola suspected in a woman in a Berlin Job Center also several contact persons have been brought to a clinic. Other visitors were allowed to leave the building now again, as a spokesman for the fire brigade said. Previously, the 30 year old patient had been treated on Tuesday in the Job Center in the Pankow district of suspected Ebola by paramedics and taken to hospital. They showed typical signs of infection such as high fever. The victims and those who have had to contact her, were first isolated, the fire department spokesman said.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:25 am 
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Ebola suspected in Berlin Job Center
By Andreas Kopietz and Lutz Schnedelbach
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A Berlin Job Center called paramedics to a woman who comes from Africa and had a high fever. Photo: AP
In a job center in Pankow has collapsed with Ebola symptoms on Tuesday a woman. The police have cordoned off the area for safety reasons. The woman has since been admitted to the isolation ward of the Virchow Hospital.

In a job center in the Storkower Straße in Berlin-Pankow woman with symptoms of infectious Ebola virus has caused on Tuesday for a major police operation. The 30-year-old woman from West Africa collapsed to the Job Center and fainted, an ambulance was called. She said that she had had contact with Ebola victims in their home country. Then the ambulance crew came from a suspected Ebola suspected.

Ebola suspected in Berlin Job Center
A Berlin Job Center called paramedics to a woman who comes from Africa and had a high fever. The 30-year-old female patient had the typical signs of infectious disease shown as high fever, said a fire service spokesman before the job center. Police and rescue Wage before the job center in the Storkower road.
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The woman has since been admitted to the isolation ward of the Virchow Hospital. There are 20 beds available for these cases. Just a few days before the staff had successfully rehearsed the care of Ebola patients.

Because of the Ebola suspected to designate several persons have been brought to a hospital, including the four paramedics who had taken care of the woman.

Police registered visitors

The police detained initially for safety reasons, the building Cordon off. Visitors and the people who had contact with the woman, were second as the multi-storey building not leave, they were registered.

Meanwhile, they were allowed to leave the building again, as a spokesman for the fire brigade said. The police picked up at 14.30 clock on the barrier.

"Whether it is Ebola, we can not say yet." Fire Department spokesman says Rolf heritage. The disease can only be detected through a blood test.

The first signs of the infection are similar with fever and circulatory problems like a flu or other tropical diseases such as malaria. Ebola but is less contagious than flu and can only be transmitted through contact with body fluids in wounds or mucous membranes. Berlin is well prepared for a possible Ebola cases with isolation.

A total of around 2,240 Ebola sufferers were in West Africa in the context of the epidemic was previously recognized official, 1,229 people have died. An introduction to Europe but is considered unlikely. In Germany so far all suspected cases have not been confirmed.

What happens when a suspected Ebola in Germany occurs
Fever, malaise, diarrhea and vomiting: When a patient who has previously resided in an Ebola-country, such symptoms occur, he should immediately contact a doctor - first by telephone. As the recommended Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the physician should first ask whether the patient was actually in a country affected by Ebola Country - Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:00 am 
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Woman with Ebola-like symptoms taken to hospital in Berlin - media
BERLIN Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:42am EDT

(Reuters) - Emergency services in Berlin cordoned off a job center and took a woman with Ebola-like symptoms including high fever to hospital, German media reported, citing ambulance workers.

There was no immediate official information on the woman's identity or symptoms, nor on whether she had traveled from the epidemic area in West Africa. Reuters reporters on the scene said other people at the job-center had been allowed to leave.

(Reporting by Stephen Brown; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:22 am 
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Woman collapsed in the job center in Berlin-Pankow
- Charité is not of Ebola infection from
In Berlin, a woman was taken to hospital with suspected Ebola infection. The 30-year-old collapsed in a job center in Berlin-Pankow. Currently, she is examined in the Charité. But the doctors do not believe that it is in the fever infection by Ebola. About 600 people had to endure two hours in the job center because of the suspected case, before most of them were allowed to go home. Some contacts of the woman also came to the clinic.
A woman has been placed in the Charité in Berlin on suspicion of Ebola. There she is examined in an isolation. The doctors believe that it is not to Ebola fever infection in the patient. The 30-year-old had not been present in Africa in an area that had occurred in the Ebola, the Senate Department for Health announced on Tuesday afternoon. The doctors expect from an infectious gastrointestinal disease. More detailed information on the origin of the woman did not make the authorities. 's wife had previously collapsed in a job center in the district of Pankow. At 10.46 clock was an emergency call in the fire brigade, was initially suspected malaria. A summoned ambulance then found typical signs of infection such as high fever; also the woman in Nigeria was said a fire department spokesman. Berlin fire brigade have practiced use in Ebola suspected cases since the epidemic began in West Africa, said a senior emergency doctor on Tuesday. The Information fever in combination with rich Africa at the moment already made ​​for use. "That is but then once that the suspicion of a suspicion," added the doctor. Non-specific symptoms such as fever, headache, diarrhea and limb pain can have a variety of causes. In the context of Africa is involved and often to malaria.




Police officers wearing surgical masks discuss on 08.19.2014 before a job center in Berlin (Source: AP)
Police officers discuss their use before the job center.
Woman on the isolation of cases of the disease

The woman has now been now taken to Virchow-Klinikum in Wedding. There is an isolation ward for cases of the disease. The access roads to the hospital were blocked off by police on the grounds watching a security service. Several people who were in the job center direct contact with it, came to a clinic. All other visitors to the job center, the first had to stay in the house, the buildings were allowed to leave after about two hours. In total, about 600 people were in the building. They were examined by a medical officer and their personal details were recorded. Firefighters wanted to confirm suspected Ebola-not yet. What could have the woman for a disease that was unclear, said a spokesman. Ebola can only be detected through a blood test. With earnings expected during the day.




Ebola Virus under a microscope. Source: dpa
A blood test is to bring within hours of clarity about a possible virus infection.
Virus is detected through a blood test

The first signs of the infection are similar with fever and circulatory problems like a flu or other tropical diseases such as malaria. Ebola but is less contagious than flu and can only be transmitted through contact with body fluids in wounds or mucous membranes. Ebola virus is currently in West Africa on the rise. The current epidemic has already claimed the lives of 1,200 people. Hardest hit is according to the World Health Organization (WHO) with hundreds of bodies Liberia. , the virus appeared first at the beginning in Guinea, in the border area between Sierra Leone and Liberia, on. It has since spread to several neighboring states.




Berlin prepared with isolation

The causative agent in many cases leads to death. Drugs do not exist, but early treatment increases the chances of survival. The WHO declared the epidemic now for health emergency and had the use of untested drugs and vaccines in the countries concerned to. To prevent further spread by travelers, they now formed a joint task force with aviation and tourism associations. Berlin is well prepared for a possible Ebola cases with isolation especially in the Virchow-Klinikum of the Charité. In Germany so far no suspected case was confirmed.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:34 am 
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By ANDREAS LUTZ AND Kopietz SCHNEDELBACH


Experts from the Charité assume that it is not to Ebola fever infection in the patient of a Berlin Job Center with high probability. This had collapsed on Tuesday with Ebola symptoms in Pankow.

Experts from the Charité assume that it is not to Ebola fever infection in the patient of a Berlin Job Center with high probability. The 30-year-old had not been present in Africa in an area that had occurred in the Ebola, the Senate Department for Health announced on Tuesday afternoon. The doctors expect from an infectious gastrointestinal disease.

The person concerned had provided in a job center in the Storkower Straße in Berlin-Pankow with symptoms of infectious Ebola virus on Tuesday for a major police operation. The 30-year-old from West Africa collapsed to the Job Center and fainted, an ambulance was called. She said that she had had contact with Ebola victims in their home country. Then the ambulance crew came from a suspected Ebola suspected.

Pictures (7)A Berlin Job Center called paramedics to a woman who comes from Africa and had a high fever.
A Berlin Job Center called paramedics to a woman who comes from Africa and had a high fever.
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The woman was admitted to the isolation ward of the Virchow Hospital. There are 20 beds available for these cases. Just a few days before the staff had successfully rehearsed the care of Ebola patients. Because of the Ebola suspected to designate several persons have been brought to a hospital, including the four paramedics who had taken care of the woman.
Police registered visitors
The police detained initially for safety reasons, the building Cordon off. Visitors and the people who had contact with the woman, were second as the multi-storey building not leave, they were registered. Meanwhile, they were allowed to leave the building again, as a spokesman for the fire brigade said. The police picked up at 14.30 clock on the barrier.

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Sample from a Berlin patient who was in Africa 8 days ago being tested for #Ebola but highly unlikely since she wasn't in any Ebola region.

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