First suspected case of Ebola in Tunisia

Essem

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#2
The first suspected case of Ebola reported in Tunisia, creates panic at Enfidha International Airport

A Tunisian national, who has been living illegally and now expelled from Italy, could be infected with the virus is currently hospitalized in an isolated unit at the Farhat Hached Hospital in Sousse.

Late this morning, the passenger, who is from Tataouine, arrived on a flight from Italy along with several other Tunisians who were also living illegally in Italy.

The medical staff at the airport initially refused to intervene.

Medical services had to transport the patient to the Farhat Hached hospital after receiving instructions.

Contagion is not airborne. It is spread through bodily fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, vomit, and semen. The virus is also present on a patient’s skin once symptoms begin to appear, and can survive for several hours on dry surfaces and several days in puddles or pools, according to the Center for Disease Control. So far, no cure has been found.

http://www.jawharafm.net/fr/article/premier-cas-suspect-du-virus-ebola-signale-en-tunisie/90/15858
 

Essem

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#3
No case of Ebola detected in Enfidha but preventive measures taken

Information was relayed by some media that an Ebola case was reported in Tunisia Enfidha International Airport.

After checking with the Enfidha airport, an informed source said that a Tunisian expelled from Italy and suffering from a fever and a little discomfort was spotted by customs upon arrival at the airport.

Respecting the normal procedure, the Regional Health Directorate of Sousse was alerted to carry out rigorous tests.

http://www.tuniscope.com/article/55258/vie/conseils/enfidha-source-013714
 

Essem

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#4
Slightly conflicting reports.

Last thing Tunisia needs right now is Ebola.
 

alison

Active Member
#5
Very sad, let's hope it is not the case.
 

gem15

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#6
Lets hope it's a case of Tunisian Man Flu
 

Aslemma

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#7
The information as to how it can be caught is also confusing. We have previously been told that it can only be sprad through bodily fluids but it now appears that it can survive on dry surfaces for some time, so if an infected person has touched a door knob or hand rail it could presumably be picked up from that. :(
 

Jane BM

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#8
Can't it take a couple weeks anyway for Ebola to be ruled out?
 

Trulymadlydeeply

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#9
21 days I thought. Probably sweating about being back in Tunisia without his pot of gold..!! ;)
 

mezmereyez

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#10
I really hope it's not ebola!!!
 

Essem

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#11
It wasn't Ebola.
 

mezmereyez

New Member
#12
Phew,Thank God for that!
 

alison

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#13
That's great news !!!
 
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