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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
U2's Bono has Likely contracted the Ebola Virus ???
U2's Bono has Likely contracted the Ebola Virus
U2 singer, activist and
humanitarian has reported that he is exhibiting early symptoms of ebola
and has most likely contracted the virus while caring for a dying
Bono, birthname Paul David Hewson and
other volunteer health-care workers wore protective gear, including
gowns, gloves, masks and face shields — and sometimes full-body suits —
when caring for Kmore Sanjij this week. This, naturally launched a
review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World
Health Organization called the outbreak "the most severe, acute health
emergency seen in modern times." Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a press conference "The only fortunate thing here is that Mr. Hewson's involvement will bring the epidemic the international attention that it deserves."
was monitoring his own temperature and went to the hospital Friday
night as soon as he discovered he was running a low fever. He is in
isolation and is expected to live, health officials said.
Monday evening, he has received a transfusion of plasma from Kent
Brantly, a Texas doctor who survived the virus. Brantly, an aid worker
in Liberia, was flown back to the U.S. and treated with the experimental
drug ZMapp at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Another American
doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia, Phil Sacra, received two blood
transfusions from Brantly as part of a treatment program at the Nebraska
Medical Center that allowed him to recover from the virus.
Public-health authorities have since intensified their monitoring of other hospital workers who cared for Sanjij.