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Saw this on Kitco this morning - was reported in the Morror on Saturday but so far nothing in the main stream press:

'EBOLABUG' IN BRITAIN - 20 May 2006

A WOMAN who arrived in London on a flight from Africa yesterday is reported to have died from the deadly and contagious ebola virus.

Panic has spread among cabin crew and hospital staff after the death of the 38-year-old Briton. The unnamed woman is understood to work at an embassy in the African kingdom of Lesotho.

Before boarding a Virgin Atlantic flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow she visited a doctor complaining of flu-like symptoms.

She was allowed to fly, but during Flight VS602 to the UK she suffered a violent fit which left her unconscious.

Cabin crew and passengers rushed to her aid but towards the end of the flight she began vomiting.

When the Airbus A340-600, carrying 267 passengers and crew, touchdown at Heathrow she was rushed to nearby Hillingdon Hospital, West London. Her symptoms matched those of the viral haemorraghing fever ebola.

A post mortem is being done to confirm it.

Virgin Atlantic cabin crew who came into contact with the woman have been told to monitor their health. One said: "We are now terrified what we may have caught."

Deadly ebola is often characterised by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat.

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It’s just a conspiracy like H5N1 that got stopped because the wet weather drowned all the ducks and black death and all the other pandemics over the decades never happened so don’t fear that we are overdue a correction of the population as man rules nature and we will take care of you all. Do not question what you are told, we know best.

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I kind of hope that it is made up. Ebola is one the heamoragic fevers as is Marberg. Ebola is the worst though (really contagious and bloody deadly)- would make avian flu look like a picnic!.

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I kind of hope that it is made up. Ebola is one the heamoragic fevers as is Marberg. Ebola is the worst though (really contagious and bloody deadly)- would make avian flu look like a picnic!.

I thought ebola was very difficult to pass on effectively as most people die too soon?

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I thought ebola was very difficult to pass on effectively as most people die too soon?

nope it's very contagious... though they are not 100% sure how. Put it this way I wouldn't want to have been on that flight.

from the CDC...

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever >

How is Ebola virus spread?

Infections with Ebola virus are acute. There is no carrier state. Because the natural reservoir of the virus is unknown, the manner in which the virus first appears in a human at the start of an outbreak has not been determined. However, researchers have hypothesized that the first patient becomes infected through contact with an infected animal.

After the first case-patient in an outbreak setting is infected, the virus can be transmitted in several ways. People can be exposed to Ebola virus from direct contact with the blood and/or secretions of an infected person. Thus, the virus is often spread through families and friends because they come in close contact with such secretions when caring for infected persons. People can also be exposed to Ebola virus through contact with objects, such as needles, that have been contaminated with infected secretions.

Nosocomial transmission refers to the spread of a disease within a health-care setting, such as a clinic or hospital. It occurs frequently during Ebola HF outbreaks. It includes both types of transmission described above. In African health-care facilities, patients are often cared for without the use of a mask, gown, or gloves. Exposure to the virus has occurred when health care workers treated individuals with Ebola HF without wearing these types of protective clothing. In addition, when needles or syringes are used, they may not be of the disposable type, or may not have been sterilized, but only rinsed before reinsertion into multi-use vials of medicine. If needles or syringes become contaminated with virus and are then reused, numerous people can become infected.

Ebola-Reston appeared in a primate research facility in Virginia, where it may have been transmitted from monkey to monkey through the air. While all Ebola virus species have displayed the ability to be spread through airborne particles (aerosols) under research conditions, this type of spread has not been documented among humans in a real-world setting, such as a hospital or household.

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I thought ebola was very difficult to pass on effectively as most people die too soon?

It is so quick it wipes out the entire locallity in 2 weeks. In forest areas casuallties remain in double digits because it simply leaves no one left to move on to the next village etc. But in a city, god only knows.

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It is so quick it wipes out the entire locallity in 2 weeks. In forest areas casuallties remain in double digits because it simply leaves no one left to move on to the next village etc. But in a city, god only knows.

Exactly... in an isolated area it burns itself out.

London would be very very different.

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Exactly... in an isolated area it burns itself out.

London would be very very different.

Is there a news blackout on this or something, I can't find any followup reports on this incident from any source?.

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Is there a news blackout on this or something, I can't find any followup reports on this incident from any source?.

http://www.fluwikie2.com/pmwiki.php?n=Foru...BlockingTheNews

Prazza – at 18:09

I called Hillingdon Hospital and eventually got through to Mark Purcell, On-Call Press Officer. He says it’s true that a woman was brought in and died, as reported, but the possibility of Ebola is now discounted. They are testing for other things and results could be in in a couple of days. There will be a post-mortem early next week. The crew and family of deceased are being spoken to by the Health Protection Agency, to whom all other questions need to be addressed. Hillingdon Hospital is open for business as usual.

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