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Possible Ebola Patient in England

November 17, 2022 • 4:31 pm CST
by Graceful P.
(Vax Before Travel)

The Telegraph reported today that part of Colchester Hospital in Essex was closed to new patients amid concerns that a patient with a travel history to Africa was developing early symptoms of Ebola.

The Telegraph understands that officials at the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA) are testing the patient for various diseases as part of a routine infection control protocol.

This hospital is located northeast of London, England.

Previously, the UKHSA stated on November 14, 2022, all workers returning to the U.K. from areas affected by SUDV, such as the Republic of Uganda, should be risk assessed.

Ebola is a rare disease but often fatal human illness.

Versions of the virus are transmitted to people from wild animals and spread through human-to-human transmission, with case fatality rates varying from 25% to 90%.

As of November 17, 2022, there are no U.S. FDA-approved SUDV vaccines.

Other Ebola outbreak news is posted at Vax-Before-Travel.com/Ebola.

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