52 GERMANS BEING MONITORED FOR LASSA FEVER AFTER DOMESTIC CASE OF INFECTION

52 GERMANS BEING MONITORED FOR LASSA FEVER AFTER DOMESTIC CASE OF INFECTION

*HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND FUNERAL HOME EMPLOYEES BEING MONITORED IN COLOGNE

52 GERMANS BEING MONITORED FOR LASSA FEVER AFTER DOMESTIC CASE OF INFECTION

More details emerge on German, US Lassa cases linked to Togo

Filed Under: Lassa; VHF

Natalie Vestin, MPH | News Reporter | CIDRAP | Mar 23, 2016

One American died in Cologne, where a German funeral home worker also became infected.

The World Health Organization (WHO) today released more details on two linked American Lassa fever patients who had worked in Togo, one of whom died, and a secondary case in a German funeral home worker who had contact with the deceased American.
The German patient is a funeral home worker who had contact with the deceased American’s body on Mar 2. He wore gloves and was not exposed to bodily fluids when he handled the remains. He was quarantined at home after the post-mortem Lassa fever diagnosis was issued, tested negative for Lassa virus on Mar 10, and then tested positive on Mar 15.

The funeral home worker is being cared for in a special isolation unit in Frankfurt, along with four family members who have been voluntarily quarantined. His infection represents Europe’s first case of locally acquired Lassa fever, the WHO said.

Outbreak investigation, contact tracing

Togo’s Ministry of Health, the WHO, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are conducting an outbreak investigation focused on the affected health facility in Togo, along with monitoring the index case-patient’s contacts, which include 13 people in Togo, 1 in the US, and 52 healthcare workers or funeral home employees in Germany.

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/03/more-details-emerge-german-us-lassa-cases-linked-togo

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  • theunhivedmind

    Isn’t it interesting how this has showed up with an American and in Germany where the majority of malnourished refugees are stranded? What better place other than Greece to kick off a major epidemic! Please remember Germany is right on the edge of the fence when it comes to teaming up with Russia against the New Venice Empire and so numerous events will continue with Germany until its totally defeated. All eyes on the Russian pipeline to Germany for some clues to which side is winning out. Folks don’t kid yourself about Lassa Fever, this is very deadly with a capital ‘D’. Note that this victim has been bought from a missionary in Tongo and he may well have been working for a Chemical And Bacteriological warfare program and things went wrong. Never mess around with Lassa Fever it can be uncontrollable.

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