A Norwegian women that works for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is being flown back to Oslo’s Ullevål University Hospital to be treated for the deadly Ebola Virus.
A Norwegian women who has been operating as a field worker for the Médecins Sans Frontières in Sierra Leone has been infected with the Ebola Virus and is currently in the process of being moved to Norway’s largest hospital for treatment.
Norway’s state run Media (NRK) reported that Ullevål University Hospital had been practicing for such a situation since august and the training that included 340 staff has the ability to care for ten people infected with a virus such as Ebola.
This comes in parallel with the news that the first person to become infected with the virus outside Africa has been confirmed. On monday the Spanish health minister announced that a nurse who had been treating a Priest infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone had tested positive for the disease in Madrid.
According to the world Health Organisations latest Ebola Response Roadmap Update (3rd October 2014) there has been 7470 confirmed cases and 3431 deaths. This is the worst outbreak of the disease since its discovery in 1976.