Virus Ebola may soon hit the UK and France. This opinion was expressed by scientists analyzing the route of spread of the disease and details of airlines.
The risk of spread of the virus in France to 2014 October 24, 75%, whereas in the case of UK – 50%. It is likely that Ebola will amaze also Belgium, Spain and Switzerland.
Scientists are convinced that there is no specific list of countries at risk of the spread of the virus, but the probability of infection is high for all. Recall that Ebola is not transferred by air, and is transmitted from person to person only by direct contact with blood, secretions, fluids and organs of the patient.
The Ebola virus continues to spread rapidly in West Africa, infections have been registered in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Senegal. According to the published last Friday data, the number of deaths from Ebola was 3 431 people infected 7 470 people.
An effective vaccine against the virus does not yet exist.
Spain – Ebola
In Spain reports first death from Ebola – died the priest.
In Spain recorded the first case of death from Ebola virus. In Madrid died in hospital the priest Miguel Pajares. According to CNN, the priest brought from Liberia to the clinic “Carlos III” five days ago.
He was treated with an experimental drug that has developed in the United States. However, to save the life of a Spaniard failed. Currently there is no effective treatment against infection by the case. The number of victims of the epidemic, caused by a deadly virus in West Africa, has already exceeded a thousand. This is evidenced by recent data from who.
Today the international organization allowed to use American experimental drug for the treatment of patients. Experts believe that the use of drugs that have not yet passed all stages tested in the current situation is ethical.
Russia – Ebola
In Russia under suspicion for infection with the Case were two hundred students.
The CPS has established a watch over 220 students of Russian universities, which arrived in the country from West Africa. This measure is taken to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Russia. “The Russian Federation of West African countries as at 02.10.2014 arrived 557 students, under the supervision continue to be 220 people in respect of 337 monitoring filmed,” reads the official statement of the service. The Agency also notes that the situation remains in control of the Federal service for supervision of consumer rights protection and human welfare, and also leads the global situation regarding the spread of the virus, and data on number of cases.
According to official information, the who, the total number of persons affected by Ebola in five West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal) is 7178 people, including 3338 deaths.