Saturday, October 4, 2014

No longer infectious: Hamburger Ebola patient discharged – Handelsblatt

Hamburg After five weeks of hospitalization the Hamburg Ebola patient has been discharged, as the University Hospital Eppendorf announced on Saturday. The man had left the hospital on Friday. “He’s fine, and he is no longer infectious for many days. We are very pleased for him that he can now return to his home country “, said the hospital. The man from Senegal was infected, according to the World Health Organization for use in a laboratory in Sierra Leone and had brought the end of August to Hamburg.

The second recorded in Germany Ebola patient since Friday in the treated Frankfurt University Hospital. For current health status of the physician from Uganda, who had become infected in Sierra Leone, made the clinic and the Head of the Competence Center Frankfurt, Professor René Gottschalk, on Saturday, no details. On Friday his condition was described as “very serious”. The hope that the patient survives the disease, but was justified, it said.

The Hamburger Ebola patient was placed on 27 August with a Spezialjet to Hamburg. He was treated at the treatment center for highly contagious diseases at the UKE. The hospital on Saturday thanked all the nurses, doctors and staff for their work, which had allowed it to cure the patient of his “very severe disease”.


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