Thursday, August 21, 2014
A black African woman was rushed to hospital and hundreds of people have been quarantined after she showed symptoms of Ebola virus infection in a job center in Germany
As many as 600 visitors and staff at the employment office building in Berlin were also stopped from leaving for several hours as emergency services sealed off part of the street. The black African woman was from Nigeria and had recently been in contact with people infected with Ebola. The Nigerian woman had turned up at the employment bureau with a high fever. A spokesman for the city's health authority said that emergency services were called after the black African woman collapsed. West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has hit four nations since it broke out in Guinea early in 2014, is by far the deadliest since the virus was discovered four decades ago in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organization said that the Ebola virus had killed 84 people in just three days, bringing the global death toll to 1,229, while confirmed, probable and suspect infections rose to 2,240. The outbreak is not yet under control, the UN health agency said.