Fourth UN Staff Member Tests Positive for Ebola

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  December 25, 2014 at 11:24 AM Tropical Disease News
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A United Nations staff member in Liberia has been hospitalized after testing positive for the Ebola virus. This is the fourth case of Ebola among the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) personnel. The UN member who tested positive was immediately transferred to an Ebola treatment unit.
 Fourth UN Staff Member Tests Positive for Ebola
Fourth UN Staff Member Tests Positive for Ebola

Karin Landgren, the special representative of UN chief Ban Ki-moon said, "UNMIL is taking all necessary measures to mitigate any possible further transmission, both within the mission and beyond. The mission had stepped up surveillance to ensure that all people who came into contact with the staff member while symptomatic are assessed and quarantined. The vehicles used to transport the patient and locations they visited while symptomatic are being decontaminated."

The death toll in Liberia is 3,376 but there has been a clear decrease of new transmissions in the past month.

Source: Medindia

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