In a follow-up to a news report on a Hungarian scientist who was accidentally exposed to Ebola virus, health authorities (computer translated) say the scientist was exposed on April 13 at the National Public Health Institute (OKI) National Security Laboratory while working with the lethal virus in the biosafety level-4 laboratory while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
The scientist was immediately isolated at the South Pest Centrum Hospital – National Institute of Hematology and Infectology at Szent László. Hungarian authorities requested support from WHO which facilitated shipments within 24 hours of rVSV ZEBOV experimental Ebola vaccine, and within 48 hours of experimental treatments and their protocols (Remdesevir and ZMapp).
The scientist¶s health status is closely followed by relevant authorities and at this stage the person is showing no symptoms apart from a reaction to the vaccine.
Immediately after the accident, the necessary measures have been taken and as a result the incidents does not pose a threat to the other employees or the population.