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  • UK Ebola nurse discharged!

    UK Ebola nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, was discharged from hospital today, having made a full recovery. She is not infectious and whilst she's not feeling 100% just yet, she's looking forward to going back to work. I'm sure you'll agree that this is great news and gives the rest of the world a little more hope. As usual, here's a link if you'd like to read the full story.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30967337

  • #2
    This is really great news especially as things looked bleak when it was announced that she was in a critical condition. I had not heard any news updates in a fe days and so was beginning to get concerned again althgh I guess the old adage that no news is good news applied here.
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    • #3
      That's wonderful. It looks like some progress is being made in finding effective treatments for this disease. I hope they are able to take what they learned here and use it to save more lives in Africa.
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      • #4
        It's great news because it does show that there are treatments that actually work with this. Whether they can make them scalable in a way that can eliminate the spread in West Africa will remain to be seen.

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        • #5
          In an interview with The Independent Ms. Cafferkey gave a brief glimpse into life in the isolation tent:
          Although she was treated in an isolation tent, she was able to speak to family members through a window via an intercom system. She was also provided with iPad by the Royal Free Charity.
          "As I was beginning to recover, I listened to lots of music when I was in the HLIU and that was a massive help,” she said. “I also had lots of Irn-Bru to help me through!”
          It sounds like she was incredibly well taken care of. London’s Royal Free Hospital should be very proud.

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          • #6
            There was some more good news today regarding Pauline Cafferkey as the BBC reports that she is free to continue working without restriction following her full recovery from the disease. I really hope that somehow she can get back to her normal life after having to live through such a terrible ordeal.

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            • #7
              So the treatment she underwent was effective. That took a lot of time but her recovery is nothing short of a miracle. Perhaps clinics, medical centers and hospitals can replicate the treatment she received to prevent other victims from succumbing to the deadly virus. They could incorporate it with other successful treatments.

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              • #8
                While ebola is very deadly in undeveloped countries, the healthcare given in "developed" countries such as the U.S. is much better. There is a much higher chance of surviving if you catch ebola in the U.S. than in a country in africa.

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