Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ebola outbreak: Fresh warning issued as regional crisis talks start

Hindu Business Line - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Ebola virus: Number of people killed by deadly disease could go higher than ...
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2014 West Africa Ebola virus outbreak

116 from Maharashtra under 21-day watch - The Times of ...
by Umesh Isalkar - Aug 19, 2014 - Of the 116 people who have travelled to Ebola hit African countries like Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, 77 are from Mumbai, followed by Pune (30), Nagpur ... "Only five of the 27 passengers could be traced so far[shirking and burking  duty] and they are being ... medical officer of health (MoH), Pune Municipal Corporation.

We are isolating 120 beds specially for these passengers. We have been told that 116 passengers are suspected of an Ebola exposure.”
BMC’s additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh said, “While a facility for 120 passengers is being mobilised, we expect that around 20 would need to get quarantined. Not all of them are infected with the virus.”

Currently, the civic body has only 20 isolation beds for infectious diseases– 10 in Kasturba hospital at Chinchpokli and another 10 in Jogeshwari’s Trauma hospital–   which will now be increased to a capacity of 120 beds.
[after elections may be?]

  1. Indian Express ‎- 2 days ago
    We have been told that 116 passengers are suspected of an Ebola exposure. ... The Brihanmumbai municipal corporation (BMC) geared up to ...