Monday, 9 March 2015

Last country outside the hotzone to pass 42-day period-awaits official announcement...

The United Kingdom (UK) reached the 42-day mark, during which no new known cases resulted from the index case, on the 6th March 2015. 

The UK's accidentally imported Ebola virus disease (EVD) case, a female healthcare worker returning from deployment in Sierra Leone [1], last tested negative for Ebola virus on 23rd of January. She was discharged from hospital on 24th of January.[2]


Timeline of the UK EVD case. 
Green=onset; pink=hospitalization; blue=date of final NEG test on which the 42-day clock started; grey box=country considered, if not yet declared, free of known ongoing Ebola virus transmission.
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All that remains now is for an official announcement...from someone (else) official, singing this achievement from the rooftops. 

A Public Health England report (below), posted on the UK government website has already acknowledged the 42 day mark. 

A bit understated even for the mother country!


From here
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References...

  1. World Health Organization Disease Outbreak News (DON)
    http://www.who.int/csr/don/30-december-2014-ebola/en/
  2. Ebola Situation Report - 4 March 2015
    http://apps.who.int/ebola/current-situation/ebola-situation-report-4-march-2015