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National Isolation Unit prepared for possible Ebola outbreak




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According to the HSE, Ireland is ready to deal with a possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

If someone has travelled from an affected area within the last 21 days, and arrives at a GP practice or hospital with a fever of more than 38.6C an assessment must be carried out immediately and a special Ebola form must be filled in by an emergency medical consultant or a senior member of a medical team.

There’s an infectious disease consultant available on-call to assist an assessment in the Mater for anyone no matter where you are in the country.

Other symptoms include unexplained bleeding, headaches, abdominal pains, diarrhoea and organ failure. If the patient is showing them symptoms including the fever should be transferred to the isolation unit immediately.

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