A patient has died of Ebola-like virus as third case in UK is confirmed, the British Health Security Agency said on Friday.
One patient has died from a very rare Lassa fever in UK — “similar to Ebola” It is normally contracted by exposure to foods and household items which are contaminated with the urine or feces of infected rats. UK authorities are tracking people exposed to the latest deceased individual.
EBOLA IN THE UK.
So far 3 cases in the UK so far. One of which has died in Luton. Extremely concerning given that 3 cases and one has died. Ebola is a virus with a guaranteed mortality rate. Sky News reported.
WHAT IS EBOLA
WHAT DID THE UK HEALTH SECURITY AGENCY SAID.
In a statement on Friday, the agency said the individual died as they confirmed the case of the acute viral illness, which is endemic in parts of West Africa.We will continue to support the patient’s family and our staff and are working closely with colleagues from the UK Health Security Agency to undertake a robust contact tracing exercise.
REACTIONS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
“Canis Latrans (Jess) wrote : Just was reading the article about Lassa Fever in the UK and it had an explanation at the end of what Lassa is and it reminded me of the brief horrific period in 2014 when I read many, many BBC articles about Ebola that all included identical text explaining what it was.
Have we actually had anyone die of Ebola in the UK before, the UKHSA was a great investment wasn’t it, but we have our best lady at the top, so nothing to worry about.
UK armys, remain safe, wear a mask, social distance, make sure you wash your hands every now and then. do not listen to bojo and risk your own life, I promise you, covid hasn’t ended. it is reality and now we’ve got a deathly ebola like variant”
“Patient dies of Ebola-like virus as 3rd case in UK confirmed”
“Lassa fever is usually caught fr exposure to food or household items contaminated w the urine or feces of infected rats”
— D.G. (@treesgonewild) February 11, 2022
This is more worrying than Covid. Now 3 identified cases. Why are people being allowed unchecked into UK from Countries where Ebola is prevalent?
— PattyBee (@Woldslinx) February 11, 2022