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Monday, April 23, 2018

EUROPEAN SCIENTIST ACCIDENTALLY EXPOSES HIMSELF TO THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS


The scientist accidentally exposed himself to the deadly virus in Hungary

The scientist accidentally exposed himself to the deadly virus in Hungary


Worried World Health Organisation bosses have rushed a shipment of an experimental vaccine to treat the man.



The UN health agency revealed that Hungarian officials asked for help after a scientist working in a normally secure laboratory had an “accidental exposure” to Ebola.

The WHO said it has now helped immunise the scientist with an experimental vaccine. It also helped send two unlicensed drugs.

The scientist was immediately isolated in a Budapest hospital and the risk of Ebola spreading to another person is said to be "negligible”.

It noted that the labour worker didn't have any symptoms of the disease – which has a fatality rate of about 50%.

The disease is passed through bodily fluids such as blood, semen, and sweat.

It starts with fever and fatigue before causing multiple organ failures and massive internal bleeding.

Ebola was first seen in the West African nation of Guinea in December 2013 and went on to claim more than 11,000 lives.

The pandemic crippled the already volatile health systems in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

It spread throughout West Africa, reaching Nigeria, Spain, the US and the UK.

Almost 30,000 people across the three nations were infected with the disease, which is spread via contact with an infected person's bodily fluids.

The outbreak was catastrophic, leaving whole communities in ruins, thousands of children orphans and millions facing starvation.

Several Brits also contracted the disease in 2014, including Pauline Cafferkey who was working in Sierra Leone as an aid worker.

She was diagnosed with Ebola virus when she flew home to Glasgow after working at an Ebola treatment centre in Kerry Town.

It was thought she contracted the virus as a result of wearing a visor instead of goggles.


Source: DailyStar.co.uk- by Charlotte Ikonen

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