Friday, November 28, 2014

Ebola update - two being tested in the UK

The Guardian is reporting in not a lot of detail that two children are being tested in Newcastle upon Tyne for Ebola and malaria, as a precautionary measure.  They have arrived from Africa but it is not clear where, and Public Health England are of the opinion that Ebola is very unlikely.

The Guardian is also reporting that trials of a vaccine look promising, according to the manufacturer.

Here might be a good time and place to mention the BMJ's news piece from a few weeks ago reminding NHS staff to be on the lookout for Ebola.  The news item refers to a BMJ letter from Bruce Keogh.  Access to the BMJ's content about Ebola is currently free.

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