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August 7, 2019
Ebola Rotterdam a Ebola Patient arrives vomiting blood
Hospital in Rotterdam. A Congo migrant with a possible Ebola infection has arrived at the doctor’s office.
Emergency services circled the hospital as police and medics tried to calm people down in Maasstad tonight, as a congo migrant woman arrived at hospital vomiting blood, with a high fever.
The congo migrant told the hospital staff in french she believed she had ebola virus, a big alarm was immediately sounded. The GP station and emergency care were closed. The emergency services immediately scaled up to GRIP-2 situation. This stands for an “incident with a clear impact on the environment”.
The migrant woman had returned from Congo Africa and had been feeling very sick for three days. She had a fever and was vomiting blood. Because the woman was a migrant from Congo Africa, it was suspected that she might have been infected with Ebola.
It is important to note that this Ebola patient is female people infected with ebola virus in congo often dont get treatment and die at home, ebola patients that do not seek treatment in the congo are taken care of by wives and mothers, and most ebola patients then die at home while their mothers or wives take care of them, currently in Congo more than 50% of infected ebola patients do not seek treatment and die at home.
This congo migrant woman that arrived infected with Ebola today August 7, 2019 was placed directly in the Ebola virus isolation container.
Doctors then examined her and interrogated her with a nurse, “says internist Jan den Hollander.
The doctors officials statement at the hospital was that the doctors believed the ebola patient was not exposed to ebola virus in congo and therefore could not be infected with ebola. The doctors are saying they know the woman travel history and contact history with people in the congo and based on that travel history and contact with people in the congo they are saying she does not have ebola,
How do doctors know a migrant travel history. This does sound quite absurd what do you think?
The doctors know the migrant was not in a risk area how so? The doctors say the woman that is telling people she has ebola virus is not at risk for ebola virus well ok then sounds very reasonable right?
The doctors then had their boss and the government authorities summoned and then the doctors came to the conclusion the migrant woman telling everyone she has ebola does not have ebola virus and is not at risk to anyone at the hospital either.
After consultation with the national coordinator of RIVM, we have found that the congo migrant woman does not have ebola.
The woman will be examined further, because she is indeed sick. ”
Editor note sounds like code words here like the ebola patient in Missouri the same exact words the patient is very sick, and needs treatment.
Editor note here : The hospital does not want to confirm its Ebola it will scare people. The hospital did not say they tested her for ebola virus either. Well if she is bleeding from eyes, nose and skin and vomiting blood would you need a ebola test?
Den Hollander does not think that the massive push of the emergency services was superfluous. ,, We had not done it differently. Ebola is a major risk to the environment and it must be protected at all times. ”
As a precaution, 31 people were placed in Ebola quarantine. Children too. They were finally allowed outside again just before midnight. Everyone at the hospital was happy that it turned out to be a false alarm. According to a woman who was at the GP station with her daughter and nephew and niece, there was “a tense situation inside”. ,, We didn’t know what was going on for a long time. When clarity finally arrived, people laughed and cried. Everyone was kind to each other and also helpful. ”
A man was in very concerned for his family because his sister, brother-in-law and niece were still in the hospital. He constantly called them. “I am very relieved that it is not an ebola and that we can go home now.”
In recent years there have been dozens of reports in the Netherlands of patients allegedly infected with Ebola. In all cases, the disease was not detected. If the woman had been diagnosed with an ebola tonight, she would have been wrapped in a special sleeve and taken by ambulance to the Ebola center in Leiden or Utrecht. The people who were put in quarantine would have had to report to the GGD daily for at least two to three weeks – the incubation period.
The full story can be found tonight on the website below.
We added some opinion to this story we only have the online internet news story and we have an open mind and can think for ourselves and therefore we dont always believe and trust what the media says what do you think?
Updated August 9, 2019
RECONSTRUCTION For a long time, the Ebola virus seemed far away for the Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam, but on Wednesday evening the special moon suits had to be taken out of the shed in a hurry. The doctors were under high voltage until midnight. A reconstruction.
A patient enters the GP station at Maasstad Hospital around half past eight. She called and told that she has complaints: fever and vomiting. The doctor examining her thinks about Ebola pretty quickly, because the woman has just returned from Congo. There is also doubt, because the woman has not been to the area where the deadly infectious disease is prevalent.
In the Maasstad Hospital the telephone rings from internist-infectiologist Jan den Hollander. The doctor wrote the protocol about Ebola infections in the hospital five years ago and knows what to do. Isolate the patient. The monitoring is signaled. Mrs must be taken to an isolation container as quickly as possible. No, not via the hospital corridors, but from the outside, so that she cannot infect anyone during the short walk.
While the internist makes the urgent phone call, Vincent (29, his name has been changed) enters the waiting room of the doctor’s office with his daughter, brother and niece. It is quiet. He sits down two chairs next to an African woman. They don’t say anything to each other. Vincent’s niece has had an asthma attack. The wait does not take long, maybe half a minute. Vincent doesn’t know anymore. But behind the counter he sees panic. People running back and forth. ,, When we asked what was going on, they told us that we and the children had to go to the other waiting room immediately. There could have been a highly contagious disease. ”
There are about twenty other visitors in that other waiting room. Vincent’s neighbor is left behind and is taken away by a guard. The patient goes to a portacabin with a special filter, which ensures that all the air in the container is purified from micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi. The container is bare. There is only a test bench, chair, pot, thermometer and some water for the patient.
There are people with questions in the waiting room. Yorda Gehbray, who has seen the infected patient and knows that she – like her – is from Africa, whispers to her neighbor that it can be two things: TB or Ebola. The two women behind the counter tell the troubled people that they are not allowed to say anything. Despite the panic, the solidarity is great. Someone comforts the daughter of Gehbray, who has earache. Another lends someone a telephone cable. A third hands out drinking.
In the meantime, Den Hollander is calling fellow infectiologists and RIVM. Protective clothing is immersed in the storage room. Large, white moon suits purchased during the huge Ebola outbreak in 2014 in West Africa, which killed 10,000 people. The doctor practiced once. They are two layers that protect him from head to toe. A waterproof suit with an apron and double gloves over it. It takes half an hour for the doctor and a nurse to get into their suits.
The patient receives a long questionnaire in the container. Where exactly has she been in Congo, with whom has she been in contact? Den Hollander is looking for other more specific Ebola symptoms, such as bleeding in the oral mucosa, in the whites of the eyes or under her nails. He doesn’t find it. Before he can go back to the hospital, the suit must be taken off, again a time-consuming job.
The Rotterdam Rijnmond Safety Region raises a major alarm. At the Ebola crisis in Congo has already cost 1800 people, one third of whom are children. It is the tenth outbreak of the deadly disease in Africa since its discovery and the second largest in the region. 2600 people are currently infected, about two thirds of them will die. Between 75 and 100 new cases are added every week, says Médecins Sans Frontières.
something serious is going on in Rotterdam South: there is an “incident with a clear impact on the environment”. The alarm is not a standard procedure: there have been more suspicions of Ebola in recent years, often without the general public being aware of it.
The biggest epidemic was in 2014-2016 when more than 11,000 people died in West Africa. Congo has made agreements this week with neighboring country Rwanda to limit border traffic due to the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls the risk of spreading to neighboring countries “very high” but is against travel restrictions between the two countries. This is because the organization now supervises travelers. Border closure will lead people to take side roads over which there is no control. This happened recently on the border with Uganda, where three people succumbed to the virus.
MediaTv is the first to report on Twitter about “a possible Ebola event.” This is also seen in the waiting room where patients are still waiting for information. Ebola? Googling is done on infectiousness, on the symptoms, on the high death rates in Africa.
Vincent’s mother worries worried. She has read Facebook. Ebola? They don’t know it yet, he says back. He is told that he should report to the hospital in the event of a fever. But for the moment he is sitting here, in the waiting room without information.
In the meantime, Den Hollander is consulting with the LUMC. That hospital in Leiden, specialized in the virus disease, has already prepared a quarantine room, should it actually be an ebola. But the observations of Den Hollander tell the experts enough: this woman has not been in Ebola area. She has no ebola and the chance is zero. The patients are informed in the waiting room around midnight. People laugh and cry. They don’t hear what the woman has.
The security region that has hardly released any information confirms the news in a Twitter message. The patients, such as Vincent’s niece, are helped after hours of waiting. The Maasstad says it is satisfied with the protocol. Vincent doesn’t. ,, We just sat next to her in the waiting room. This could have gone completely wrong. ”
Jan den Hollander spoke to the press in front of the hospital. His work is done. He is going home.
Plans are available at Schiphol if one of the airlines has a passenger on board with Ebola symptoms such as fever or vomiting. The commander of the aircraft is required by the Public Health Act to report a possibly infected passenger.
In that case, the aircraft is set aside at Schiphol and medical experts come on board to isolate the patient and other passengers. “We do train on situations like this, but we expect that the chance is very small that it will happen,” says Saskia van Egmond of the Kennemerland security region.
The temperature of passengers is recorded at the airports in Congo before departure. Also, there is currently no direct scheduled flight from the Ebola area to Amsterdam. “For the time being there is no reason to take extra security measures at Schiphol,” says Van Egmond. In 2014, following the huge Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Schiphol distributed leaflets at the gate about the symptoms and reporting points.
KLM says that measures have also been taken at the surrounding airports in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda. Passengers should complete medical questionnaires and have their temperature checked. How strict this happens is doubtful. The Dutch diplomat Annick van Lookeren Campagne, who works and lives in the Congolese metropolis of Goma, came to Amsterdam two weeks ago without medical checks at the airport. She left by car in Goma and drove to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, three hours away.
There is no fear of contamination. The diplomat was checked at the car border with Rwanda and in the past year complied with strict regulations, such as constant hand washing, temperatures and no-one touching.