University of Worcester prepared for risk of ebola

University of Worcester prepared for risk of ebola

University of Worcester prepared for risk of ebola

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AS THE ebola epidemic continues to spread throughout West Africa, the University of Worcester has been warned to be prepared for an influx of students from the region.

With the new academic year due to start next month, Universities UK - the organisation representing vice chancellors - has written to every university in the country with advice on how the deal with an outbreak of the fatal disease.

A spokesman from the University of Worcester said they had received official advice earlier this month.

"We are expecting about 15 students from West Africa but we are not expecting any from Libreria, Sierra Leone and Guinea," she said.

The ebola outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December last year but was not detected until March. It has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria and so far more than 1,400 people have died.

The virus can only be transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids or from touching victim's bodies and can cause a grisly death with bleeding from the eyes, mouth and ears.

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1:12pm Wed 27 Aug 14

The Villan says...

Well hopefully common sense will prevail and all students coming from these areas are put through quarantine. No student from the infected countries should be allowed entry without going through stringent medical checks.
Well hopefully common sense will prevail and all students coming from these areas are put through quarantine. No student from the infected countries should be allowed entry without going through stringent medical checks. The Villan
  • Score: 35

1:50pm Wed 27 Aug 14

mrwrighty says...

"We are expecting about 15 students from West Africa but we are not expecting any from Libreria, Sierra Leone and Guinea," she said.

This seems a bit naïve to me. Surely they cannot assume that people from West Africa have not travelled to the areas concerned. If all people from this continent are not quarantined and tested then they should be stopped from entering this country until they have been, the risks are far to high, and I would imagine other students would be concerned considering the close proximity of accommodation etc.
"We are expecting about 15 students from West Africa but we are not expecting any from Libreria, Sierra Leone and Guinea," she said. This seems a bit naïve to me. Surely they cannot assume that people from West Africa have not travelled to the areas concerned. If all people from this continent are not quarantined and tested then they should be stopped from entering this country until they have been, the risks are far to high, and I would imagine other students would be concerned considering the close proximity of accommodation etc. mrwrighty
  • Score: 23

3:55pm Wed 27 Aug 14

CJH says...

It's a serious issue but honestly, Is 15 students 'an influx'? Influx is a mass arrival, not 15 out of 10,000 plus. As long as the proper medical checks have been made then let's not demonise them before they even arrive. Was 'influx' the word used by Universities UK, or is it the press? Sounds like a Daily Mail word to me...
It's a serious issue but honestly, Is 15 students 'an influx'? Influx is a mass arrival, not 15 out of 10,000 plus. As long as the proper medical checks have been made then let's not demonise them before they even arrive. Was 'influx' the word used by Universities UK, or is it the press? Sounds like a Daily Mail word to me... CJH
  • Score: -10

5:18pm Wed 27 Aug 14

imustbeoldiwearacap says...

CJH wrote:
It's a serious issue but honestly, Is 15 students 'an influx'? Influx is a mass arrival, not 15 out of 10,000 plus. As long as the proper medical checks have been made then let's not demonise them before they even arrive. Was 'influx' the word used by Universities UK, or is it the press? Sounds like a Daily Mail word to me...
The DM would have used "invasion"
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: It's a serious issue but honestly, Is 15 students 'an influx'? Influx is a mass arrival, not 15 out of 10,000 plus. As long as the proper medical checks have been made then let's not demonise them before they even arrive. Was 'influx' the word used by Universities UK, or is it the press? Sounds like a Daily Mail word to me...[/p][/quote]The DM would have used "invasion" imustbeoldiwearacap
  • Score: 0

8:56pm Wed 27 Aug 14

ronosborne1955 says...

15 or 1 does not matter. It only takes 1 to be infected and pass on, soon multiplies. A good precaution is to give yourself a stronger immune system and colloidal silver is just the thing, kills most viruses if not all and I would think that includes ebola. Please do some research if you are a little worried, go here http://shop.silverlu
ngs.com/?Click=20066
15 or 1 does not matter. It only takes 1 to be infected and pass on, soon multiplies. A good precaution is to give yourself a stronger immune system and colloidal silver is just the thing, kills most viruses if not all and I would think that includes ebola. Please do some research if you are a little worried, go here http://shop.silverlu ngs.com/?Click=20066 ronosborne1955
  • Score: -8

9:39pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Xxxsparklesxxx says...

Why are they even letting them in the country what idiots why are they putting themselves at risk we don't want Ebola patients here , it's bad enough we have one fighting for his life over here because of how bad it is in Sierra Leone.anyone who's shows Symptoms Of it quarantine them straight away also I hope they all have bi hazard suits and a masks to protect themselves from getting it themelves ban them from the uk .
Why are they even letting them in the country what idiots why are they putting themselves at risk we don't want Ebola patients here , it's bad enough we have one fighting for his life over here because of how bad it is in Sierra Leone.anyone who's shows Symptoms Of it quarantine them straight away also I hope they all have bi hazard suits and a masks to protect themselves from getting it themelves ban them from the uk . Xxxsparklesxxx
  • Score: 11

11:13pm Wed 27 Aug 14

CJH says...

Xxxsparklesxxx wrote:
Why are they even letting them in the country what idiots why are they putting themselves at risk we don't want Ebola patients here , it's bad enough we have one fighting for his life over here because of how bad it is in Sierra Leone.anyone who's shows Symptoms Of it quarantine them straight away also I hope they all have bi hazard suits and a masks to protect themselves from getting it themelves ban them from the uk .
No-one is letting in 'ebola patients'. They are students. Anyone with ebola, or suspected of having it, will be treated and quarantined. Ignorance and knee jerk reactions fuelled by the tabloids helps nobody.
[quote][p][bold]Xxxsparklesxxx[/bold] wrote: Why are they even letting them in the country what idiots why are they putting themselves at risk we don't want Ebola patients here , it's bad enough we have one fighting for his life over here because of how bad it is in Sierra Leone.anyone who's shows Symptoms Of it quarantine them straight away also I hope they all have bi hazard suits and a masks to protect themselves from getting it themelves ban them from the uk .[/p][/quote]No-one is letting in 'ebola patients'. They are students. Anyone with ebola, or suspected of having it, will be treated and quarantined. Ignorance and knee jerk reactions fuelled by the tabloids helps nobody. CJH
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10:06am Thu 28 Aug 14

pinkfluff says...

Quick panic everybody!!!

IF, and a big IF at that, anyone does arrive in this country and has ebola I am confident that our NHS and health services are more than capable of treating and containing the disease.
Quick panic everybody!!! IF, and a big IF at that, anyone does arrive in this country and has ebola I am confident that our NHS and health services are more than capable of treating and containing the disease. pinkfluff
  • Score: -1

10:07am Thu 28 Aug 14

pinkfluff says...

imustbeoldiwearacap wrote:
CJH wrote:
It's a serious issue but honestly, Is 15 students 'an influx'? Influx is a mass arrival, not 15 out of 10,000 plus. As long as the proper medical checks have been made then let's not demonise them before they even arrive. Was 'influx' the word used by Universities UK, or is it the press? Sounds like a Daily Mail word to me...
The DM would have used "invasion"
LOL :-)
[quote][p][bold]imustbeoldiwearacap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: It's a serious issue but honestly, Is 15 students 'an influx'? Influx is a mass arrival, not 15 out of 10,000 plus. As long as the proper medical checks have been made then let's not demonise them before they even arrive. Was 'influx' the word used by Universities UK, or is it the press? Sounds like a Daily Mail word to me...[/p][/quote]The DM would have used "invasion"[/p][/quote]LOL :-) pinkfluff
  • Score: -1

11:00pm Thu 28 Aug 14

DarrenM says...

ronosborne1955 wrote:
15 or 1 does not matter. It only takes 1 to be infected and pass on, soon multiplies. A good precaution is to give yourself a stronger immune system and colloidal silver is just the thing, kills most viruses if not all and I would think that includes ebola. Please do some research if you are a little worried, go here http://shop.silverlu

ngs.com/?Click=20066
Colloidal silver kills Ebola? Ah right that's where they went wrong treating the almost 2000 people that have died from it so far?,and all those expensive un-trialled antidotes that they have to push out in a hurry are no doubt just a conspiracy by "Big Pharma" eh?
[quote][p][bold]ronosborne1955[/bold] wrote: 15 or 1 does not matter. It only takes 1 to be infected and pass on, soon multiplies. A good precaution is to give yourself a stronger immune system and colloidal silver is just the thing, kills most viruses if not all and I would think that includes ebola. Please do some research if you are a little worried, go here http://shop.silverlu ngs.com/?Click=20066[/p][/quote]Colloidal silver kills Ebola? Ah right that's where they went wrong treating the almost 2000 people that have died from it so far?,and all those expensive un-trialled antidotes that they have to push out in a hurry are no doubt just a conspiracy by "Big Pharma" eh? DarrenM
  • Score: 2

9:43am Fri 29 Aug 14

presterjohn says...

ronosborne1955 wrote:
15 or 1 does not matter. It only takes 1 to be infected and pass on, soon multiplies. A good precaution is to give yourself a stronger immune system and colloidal silver is just the thing, kills most viruses if not all and I would think that includes ebola. Please do some research if you are a little worried, go here http://shop.silverlu

ngs.com/?Click=20066
You would have to be mentally deranged to think you are doing anything but harm to yourself by taking that stuff even if you don't come into contact with anyone who is ill. No credible science has anything good to say about lining you lungs with silver. years ago they were selling it as an AIDS cure now it looks like Ebola is the frame. It is a con. A con for the weak minded and gullible.
[quote][p][bold]ronosborne1955[/bold] wrote: 15 or 1 does not matter. It only takes 1 to be infected and pass on, soon multiplies. A good precaution is to give yourself a stronger immune system and colloidal silver is just the thing, kills most viruses if not all and I would think that includes ebola. Please do some research if you are a little worried, go here http://shop.silverlu ngs.com/?Click=20066[/p][/quote]You would have to be mentally deranged to think you are doing anything but harm to yourself by taking that stuff even if you don't come into contact with anyone who is ill. No credible science has anything good to say about lining you lungs with silver. years ago they were selling it as an AIDS cure now it looks like Ebola is the frame. It is a con. A con for the weak minded and gullible. presterjohn
  • Score: 0
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