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Potential Ebola Patient Under Care in the UK

November 18, 2022 • 4:06 am CST
by Andreas P.
(Precision Vaccinations)

The Colchester Hospital in Essex, England, confirmed yesterday it had an "infection control issue" after a patient's viral symptoms and recent travel history elevated concerns of a Sudan Ebolavirus (SUDV) exposure among medical staff.

Dr. Meera Chand, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) director of clinical and emerging infection, informed local media, "Individuals who have traveled recently and report illness are routinely assessed by NHS clinicians for a variety of infectious diseases."

The UKHSA recently followed the U.S. government's lead in screening travelers from the Republic of Uganda, where a SUDV outbreak has been ongoing since late September 2022.

As of November 18, 2022, over 50 fatalities have been confirmed, including healthcare staff.

While there are U.S. FDA-approved vaccines for the Zaire version of Ebolavirus, the SUDV vaccine development efforts are just launching.

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