Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pasteur's clinical cordoned off by the security forces

After the death of the nurse aged 25 following the Ebola virus - Pasteur's clinical cordoned off by the security forces - 50 people including 20 of the MINUSMA segregated
November 13, 2014 at 15:15 PM Category: Health

La clinique Pasteur à Bamako où deux personnes sont décédées des suites d'Ebola, le 12 novembre. REUTERS/Joe Penney The Pasteur Clinic in Bamako where two people have died of Ebola suites, November 12.

More than fifty people put in isolation and Daoudabougou Djicoroni the Pasteur clinic quarantined and forbidden access. These are the measures taken by the Ministry of Health after the death of the nurse suffering from Ebola virus. Other measures have been taken to search for people who have had contact with the nurse or Guinea marabout who contaminated and died on October 27 in the same health facility for. A doctor said ultrasound clinic with symptoms of the disease has been isolated.

Taking a walk yesterday Wednesday at the Pasteur clinic we realize the important security arrangements put in place to prevent the curious from approaching the building or people to visit their hospitalized relatives. The atmosphere was gloomy. Malian police and peacekeepers cordoned off the area. And those outside the institution were kept at a distance. The place that was usually reserved for vendors and parking of taxis was stormed by security forces. We see police officers with protective equipment such as gloves and mufflers ..

  For good reason, a nurse at the polyclinic died of Ebola. The Ministry of Health and the Public Health made the decision to quarantine the hospital patients, physicians and visitors who were in the clinic since November 11. Practical steps have been taken to provide meals to people in isolation. Therefore, regular monitoring of these individuals was undertaken.

After the death of the nurse, questions remain. How the virus he could get into this clinical sub-regional fame with all that as a device? The reason is simple. According to statements of Professor Samba Sow, director of national support for the fight against the disease center, a patient whose age is between 55 and 60 years from Kourémalé the Mali-Guinea border, received care from October 25 before dying on 27 November.

"The patient, who suffered from acute renal failure, died after surgery. His body stopped at a mosque in Djicoroni before arriving at the village where he was buried "said the speaker. Adding that at the time of admission of the patient to the clinic, he had no symptoms of the Ebola virus. The nurse has been contaminated by treating the patient came from Guinea. He said that during the investigation, a blood sample was taken Monday, Nov. 10 on the subject. "Following the results of the analysis, samples were positive to Ebola Tuesday, November 11. The Mali and knows his second case of Ebola virus disease, "said Dr. Samba Sow. Before continuing care only when it was administered, the health worker, aged 25, sadly passed away Tuesday, November 11.

He argued that substantial resources have been implemented to search for people in contact. The family that hosted the Guinean patient was identified and quarantined to Djicoroni not far from the factory Ceramics. "We completely disinfected rooms as recommended by WHO staff and patients are quarantined. For now, we have a suspect whose analyzes are underway ".

The WHO representative in Mali, Dr. Ibrahim Socé Fall, invited media men not to limit as sensational news, but to contribute to the fight against this disease of public health. "We must remain vigilant and strengthen oversight and the ability to provide health response to any new cases, especially as Mali shares 800 km of border with Guinea", said the representative of the World Organization health Organization (WHO), Ibrahima Soce Fall.Est it necessary to recall that the first case of Ebola in Mali appeared at a little girl from Guinea who died last month. The outbreak began in March in Guinea and has nearly 4,950 dead, according to the latest balance sheet of the WHO.

Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are the three most affected by the disease..