Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Scottish Nurse With Ebola To Arrive At London Hospital

Glasgow Healthcare Worker Diagnosed With Ebola
 Glasgow Healthcare Worker Diagnosed With Ebola
Sky News
A Scottish nurse who has become the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the UK is being transferred to London for specialist medical care, according to Sky sources.
The woman returned to Scotland after a spell working in Sierra Leone and arrived at Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at around 11.30pm on Sunday.
The patient - understood to have been volunteering for Save The Children - was admitted to hospital early on Monday morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50am. She is in a stable condition.

She was isolated and received treatment in the specialist Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases on the Gartnavel Hospital campus, before the operation to move her to the Royal Free Hospital in London began in the early hours of this morning.
Workers in full protection suits were seen loading her quarantine tent onto a military-style plane at Glasgow airport soon after a convoy of ambulances and police cars left Gartnavel.
The north London hospital's infectious diseases unit is run by a dedicated team of doctors and laboratory staff and access is restricted to trained medical staff.
A specially designed tent is set up around the patient's bed so the infection can be contained while they are treated.
Anyone who is at risk through contact with the patient in transit is to be contacted and closely monitored.
The unit successfully treated another British nurse, William Pooley , who was flown home from Sierra Leone in August after contracting Ebola.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee and has also spoken to Prime Minister David Cameron.

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