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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Ebola killed UN Officials!

Ebola crisis: United Nations health worker dies in German hospital from deadly disease Oct 14, 2014 09:29 By Alex Wellman The man was being treated at the hospital after contracting the disease while taking part in a medical mission in Liberia AlamyDeadly: The United Nations worker has died at a Leipzig hospital from ebola A United Nations worker infected with the deadly ebola virus has died in a German hospital. The man, an aid-working UN official from Sudan, was being treated at the St Georg clinic in Leipzig after contracted the disease while taking part in a medical mission in Liberia. The hospital, which can handle up to 12 cases in six separate rooms, announced this morning that the man had died from the disease. A spokesman said: "The patient sick with Ebola fever died during the night in St Georg Clinic in Leipzig. Despite intensive medical measures and maximum efforts by the medical team, the 56-year-old UN employee succumbed to the serious infectious disease." GettyAn ambulance carries a suspected carrier of the Ebola virus awayOutbreak : German hospitals had been treating three cases of the disease The man arrived in Germany for treatment five days ago and was one of three cases being treated in Germany. One of the others treated has been released, while the other is still receiving treatment. News of the death comes after the British Government announced plans to screen travellers flying into the UK from countries hit by the virus. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that people coming from West Africa would be subject to health tests to ensure they were not carrying the deadly disease. Those arriving from the region will face temperature tests to prove their bodies were not displaying 'hot' symptoms of the condition, and also asked to fill in health questionnaires. Andrew Fox/Department of HealthEbola ExerciseTraining: Hospitals prepare for an outbreak Although confident the security measures would help, the Government has admitted that airport screening would only reach 89% of travellers coming to the UK from the affected region. Mr Hunt has previously told how he expected the disease to reach British shores soon and that there could be a "handful" of cases over the next three months. To combat any potential outbreak in this country, Mr Hunt revealed that 26 specialist beds had been set aside in isolation units at the Royal Free Hospital in London and in Newcastle, Liverpool and Sheffield. GettyVolunteers arrive to pick up bodies of people who died of the Ebola virusDeadly: Bodies have been dumped in the streets of West Africa So far, more than 4,000 people have been killed by ebola since the it began to spread earlier this year. It has already reached the United States where a nurse treating a man who contracted the disease after flying in from Liberia, was found to have have caught it. Nina Pham, 26, caught ebola despite wearing protective clothing while treating Thomas Eric Duncan and has now been quarantined.