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[Homework]2014-08-09 防埃博拉病毒英国航空暂停非洲疫区航班

At Lagos airport Nigerian health workers are stepping up efforts to stop ebola entering the country, eight 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 what it calls the deteriorating public health situation.
At the moment we don't think it's worth screening people at airports, we have a system in place already, so that those who come for example to the 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 by the virus while treating patients in Liberia has been flown back to the US for treatment, Nancy W has been given an experimental antibody drug called Z and is responding to the relief of her family.
I can't imagine it but it's amazing to think that my mom might not be only able to help those who she was trying to help there in the country, but by her suffering in this and by her just going through it, she maybe able to help countless more through being able to understand what's going on in her body and develop a cure resources to help those who are suffering right now.
Her colleague doctor Ken B is already in quarantine in Atlanta, he walked off the ambulance reportedly well enough to stand within an hour of being given the drug.
It could well be a game changer, this Z drug has been in development for a number of years, and it has 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 the drug may have saved doctor B's life.
But it's unlikely that enough of the drug can 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 has been in contact with known victims, it's a challenge with poor borders and a mobile population, but they say it's the only way of slowing the spread of the virus.
Thomas M, Sky News.

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