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Following the case of an emergency physician who tested positive for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) last November, Italian health officials are reporting the second case of EVD in a nurse who had returned from Sierra Leone, according to health officials (computer translated).

Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under a very-high magnification, this digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a single filamentous Ebola virus particle that had budded from the surface of a VERO cell of the African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line.

Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under a very-high magnification, this digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a single filamentous Ebola virus particle that had budded from the surface of a VERO cell of the African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line.

The nurse,  tested positive on May 12 to the Ebola tests performed at the Center for Infectious Diseases Reference Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital in Rome. The blood sample has arrived in Rome from Sardinia, where the nurse, arrived on May 8, carried out the self-monitoring of their health status, as required by the protocols of the Ministry of Health and Emergency and showed the first symptoms late on Sunday.

On November 25, Italian physician, Fabrizio Santos was hospitalized for EVD in the same facility after serving in West Africa. He recovered following treatment with a combination of experimental drugs and the blood plasma of an Ebola survivor and was discharged on January 2.

As of May 9, their were 26,648 Total Cases (Suspected, Probable, and Confirmed) in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. More than 11,000 of the cases resulted in death.

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia has been declared over by the World Health Organization last Saturday.

 

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  1. Integritex Europe can assist with barrier clothing for the nurses who have to be in personal contact with ebola positive patients and which has been designed and is presently used by Royal Free Isolation Unit in London: the clinic where British ebola patients have been cared for after being flown back fro West Africa. interestingly the non-woven clothing is actually manufactured in Italy.

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