BOYCOTT DANGEROUS GSK EBOLA VACCINE – FRENCH NURSE CURED USING FAVIPIRAVIR DRUG
The French nurse infected with Ebola leave the hospital cured
AFP OCTOBER 4TH, 2014 AT 14:12 (UPDATED: OCTOBER 4TH, 2014 AT 17:27 )
The entrance to the military hospital Bégin at Saint-Mande, near Paris, September 4, 2014 (Photo Thomas Samson. AFP)
French first patient reached the Ebola virus, the young nurse from Doctors Without Borders, treated with experimental treatments, is now healed and she left the hospital, according to the Ministry of Health.
Repatriated on September 19 in France, the young woman, MSF volunteer, had been contaminated with the virus during a mission in Liberia. Originally from the Grenoble area, she was hospitalized at the military hospital Bégin of Saint-Mande, near Paris.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) expressed his “immense relief” after healing. The NGOs, for whom “it is unfortunately the possibility that other members of departments of Health, MSF or other members of their family contract Ebola” urge “again states that can afford to take immediate action to stem the epidemic. ”
In a statement on Saturday, the Minister of Health Marisol Touraine is “very pleased with this positive trend and greet again the commitment and courage of this young woman, and the mobilization of all the women and all who fighting on the front of the terrible Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ”
The Minister authorized in France the use of three drugs, especially the antiviral Avigan (favipiravir) produced by the Japanese company Toyama Chemical (subsidiary of Fujifilm) against influenza.
The manufacturer of Avigan said last week that the nurse had taken the drug, information that the French authorities have not confirmed. The Ministry of Health, contacted by AFP on Saturday afternoon, declined to comment further, highlighting medical confidentiality.
The young nurse was the first case of Ebola on French territory, but not the first in Europe.
– 50 people under surveillance in the USA –
In late August, a British volunteer nurse, William Pooley, contaminated Sierra Leone, had been repatriated especially in Britain. He had been discharged from hospital after only ten days of treatment, after receiving an experimental treatment, serum ZMapp.
To date, viral haemorrhagic fever was 3,439 deaths recorded in 7478 when West Africa, mainly in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, according to the latest report of the World Health Organization (WHO) stopped October 1 and released Friday in Geneva.
The United States, where the first case was hospitalized Ebola said outside Africa, announced Friday carefully supervised 50 people may have been in contact with the patient. Ten have a “high risk” have been contaminated by man who contracted Ebola virus in Liberia, which is neat in Dallas.
This patient, a Liberian arrived without symptoms – so still not contagious – in this city on September 20 from his country, was diagnosed late before being quarantined.
The American television network NBC also announced Friday the return of the team sent to Liberia as a result of the contamination of a freelance cameraman hired by NBC 33. It was Friday into a quarantine center MSF.
Furthermore, a Ugandan doctor working for an Italian NGO and contaminated Sierra Leone was hospitalized in a “very serious but stable condition” in Frankfurt, western Germany, according to German health authorities.
Germany always Hospital Hamburg said Saturday the healing of a Senegalese WHO expert, admitted to the facility in late August after contamination also in Sierra Leone.
In France, the Minister of Health Marisol Touraine had assured Sept. 26 that no other person in France was reached Ebola outside the MSF nurse.