Arrival of first ebola patient to UMC Utrecht

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A spokesperson for the Dutch Ministry of Health confirmed the arrival of a United Nations soldier to the University Medical Center (UMC) in Utrecht. The soldier is believed to have contracted Ebola during his ongoing peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL); one of the West African countries affected by Ebola.

The World Health Organization has requested to ensure proper containment of the patient during his treatment to prevent further spread of the deadly virus. Four specialized beds have been prepared for any possible Ebola patients that might be arriving.

The Netherlands has offered these places as part of a European medical evacuation initiative. Other European countries have also recently accepted foreign Ebola patients such as Germany, France and Switzerland, the spokesman said.

“The UMC are completely prepared for the reception and care of any possible Ebola patients,” reported Minister Edith Schippers from the Ministry of Health last month.

The Healthcare Inspectorate are positive about the measures taken by the UMC to contain and effectively treat patients.

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  1. Michael Darmanin,

    12 Sierra Leonean Doctors have contracted Ebola during this outbreak and 10 have died…… Only one has lived…..Dr. Mawanda who was treated in Frankfurt’s Goethe Hospital where he deteriorated through several experimental Rx treatments and convalescent blood transfusion and was finally treated with Aethlon Medical’s Hemopurifier device after suffering multi-organ failure, lapsing into coma and on a ventilator! The HP filtered 99.5% of the virus from his blood in 6.5 hours and Dr. Mawanda, almost like Lazarus, recovered and is back home with his Ugandan family!
    So how do “they” plan to treat the esteemed Dr. Willoughby, the 12th Sierra Leonean Dr. To contract EBola——like the 10 who died or the 1 who lived?????
    I would request Frankfurt or Nebraska and ZMAPP and Hemopurifier ASAP in order to have the best chance and highest probability to have an injury free recovery.
    Please forward to the family of Dr. Willoughby, the Sierra Leonean Medical Directors, the hospital where Dr. Willoughby is currently and to any media agency covering such!
    Kind Regards,
    Concerned citizen of the USA

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