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[英伦广角] 【整理】2014-08-09 防埃博拉病毒英国航空暂停非洲疫区航班

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At Lago's airport, Nigerian health workers are stepping up efforts to stop Ebola entering the country. 8 people, who last week treated the country's first case, are now suspected of having the disease themselves. The possible spread of the virus by passengers has prompted British airways to suspend flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia until the end of the month, because of what it calls the deteriorating public health situation.
-At the moment, we don't think it's worth screening people at the airports. We'd have a system in place already, so that those come, for example, to UK airports, who are unwell, and you let people know that they are unwell. We have a system to investigate that and detect virus in them including Ebola as soon as possible.
An American nurse infected Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia has been flown back to the US for treatment. Now Nancy Writebol has been given an experimental antibody drug called, ZMapp, and is responding to the relief of her family.
-I can't imagine this, but it's amazing to think that my mom might not only be able to help those who she was trying to help there in country, but by her suffering in this and by her just going through this, she may be able to help countless more through that being able to understand what's happening on her body and develop a cure or resources to help those who are suffering right now.
The colleague Doctor C* is already in quarantine in Atlanta. He walked off the ambulance, reportedly well enough to stand within one hour of being given the drug.
-It could very well be a game-change. Now this as ZMapp drug has been in development for a number of years, and it is never really been tested on humans until now, they had to have somebody who was otherwise probably going to die. And for all we know, it looks like that the drug may have saved Doctor Brently's life.
But it's unlikely that enough of the drug could be made to hold the current Ebola outbreak. Medical charities, working in the region, say more resources are needed to help trace and quarantine anybody who's been in contact with known victims.
It's a challenge with poor borders and mobile population. But they say it's the only way of slowing the spread of the virus.
Thomas More, Sky News.
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