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The 5 signs of killer Ebola after scare as UK patient ‘show’s viral signs’

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A PATIENT in the UK is being tested for various diseases, including Ebola, with results expected in the coming days.

An area of ​​Colchester Hospital in essex was closed overnight this week so staff could deal with an “infection control issue,” The Sun exclusively revealed.

There has been a possible case of Ebola in the UK, which health officials are investigating.  Above is a computer generated image of the virus.


There has been a possible case of Ebola in the UK, which health officials are investigating. Above is a computer generated image of the virus.Credit: Getty

The patient is understood to have raised concerns after developing viral symptoms and disclosing his recent travel history.

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) officials said it is routine to test sick returning travelers for a range of infectious diseases.

Just last month, doctors in the UK were told to be on high alert for the disease, following a outbreak in uganda.

The country is trying to combat the spread of ebolawhich has caused 141 cases and 55 deaths since September 20.

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At the time, Dr. Meera Chand, UKHSA’s Director of Clinical and Emerging Infections, said: “UKHSA constantly monitors emerging infection threats in collaboration with partners around the world.

“We are aware of an outbreak of Ebola cases in Uganda and are monitoring the situation closely. The risk to the public in the UK is very low.”

Uganda it has had multiple Ebola outbreaks, including one in 2000 that killed more than 200 people.

The current Ebola outbreak in central Uganda has a case fatality rate of 69 percent.

The UKHSA had been monitoring the outbreak and had urged health professionals to be vigilant for signs of the disease.

Orientation of the National Health Service states that a person who has the disease will typically develop:

  1. high temperature
  2. headache
  3. joint and Muscle pain
  4. throat pain
  5. severe muscle weakness

For most people, these will start suddenly, between two and 21 days after becoming infected.

Other symptoms may then follow, including Diarrheabeing sick, a rash, stomach acheand reduced kidney function.

The virus is spread through contact with the blood, body fluids, or organs of an infected person or animal.

When was the last time Ebola was in the UK?

There has never been a case of Ebola in the UK, but in 2014 two patients who contracted the virus in West Africa were treated here.

Both recovered after treatment in specialist infectious disease units, located at the Royal Free in London and the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Ebola is a rare but serious disease that is often fatal to humans: case fatality rates have ranged from 25 to 90 percent in past outbreaks.

It is transmitted to people through wild animals and is spread through contact with infected bodily fluids, such as blood, feces, semen, and vomit.

Ebola was first identified in 1976 in two outbreaks, one in what is now Nzara, South Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, then Zaire.

The 2014-16 outbreak in West Africa was the largest since 1976, originating in Guinea in March 2014 and spreading across land borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Cases were reported in Nigeria, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy.

There were 28,616 suspected, probable, and confirmed cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, and 11,310 deaths.

Ebola virus disease, formerly called Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a viral infection that occurs in humans and primates.

The virus is part of the Filoviridae family, which also includes the Marburg virus.

It was first detected in regions near the Ebola River, which gave the disease its name.

The NHS states that you can become infected by directly touching the body of someone who has symptoms or has recently died from the disease.

You can also get sick by wiping up bodily fluids or touching dirty clothing from an infected person.

This is because the virus can survive outside the body for several days.

To have sex with an infected person without using a condom or handling or eating raw and undercooked ‘bushmeat’, you can also spread the virus.

There is no treatment for Ebola and if you get it you have to quarantine immediately.

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A spokeswoman for the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Colchester Hospital, said the 24-hour emergency treatment center had fully reopened at 7am today.

“Thank you to all the patients and staff for your support this afternoon when we had to temporarily close an area at the urgent care center to deal with an infection control issue,” he said.

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