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    Posted: January 04 2015 at 4:57pm
https://www.internationalsos.com/ebola/index.cfm?content_id=397&language_id=ENG
 
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Two airport workers have been infected with Ebola prompting authorities to enhance airport employee education, training, screening and monitoring (see press release). One was confirmed with Ebola on 2 January, and has been absent from work since mid-December. The other, a contact, has been absent since 25 December. It appears they did not pose a risk of transmission of the virus to others in the work environment.
 
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The longer this thing simmers, the greater the risk that it will either jump out of the region to another continent, or become an endemic, smoldering infection like HIV.  Risk of mutation is also very high with this RNA filovirus type.
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 Know about one worker but not the other.


 

Sierra Leone Sunday introduced new Ebola screening measures at the Freetown International Airport after two workers apparently contracted the virus. 

Government spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay said the measures are intended to reassure the public.

“We just had a case few days ago wherein a worker at the airport, who is attached to the restaurant, got infected with confirmed Ebola. That was a red flag for us recognizing that, since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, we have not exported any patient out of our airports who had confirmed to be Ebola positive based on the symptoms,” he said.

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