I wonder how long it takes to get results of the test back. Seems like it shouldn't take long, but what do I know?
It has just been announced that Spanish missionary Miguel Pajares, has died at the hospital in Madrid, Spain, to which he had been evacuated.
'The Health Ministry said he was being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, manufactured by U.S. company Mapp Biopharmaceutical. Two U.S. aid workers infected by the disease have shown some signs of improvements since being given the drug.'
Rest in peace, brother Pajares.
WHO says Ebola outbreak underestimated because:
- Many families keep sick people at home, as there is no cure
- Many health centres have closed because medical staff have fled
- In Liberia, treatment centres are overwhelmed
- The existence of "shadow-zones", areas where there are reports of Ebola but which cannot be accessed because of local resistance or lack of staff
For example in Monrovia, Liberias capital, an Ebola treatment centre with 20 beds, which opened last week, was immediately overwhelmed with more than 70 patients.