December 29, 2014
Ebola is back and this time it is in Scotland.
A health worker whose race has not yet been identified, returned from the plague-ridden open cesspit that is Sierra Leone on Sunday night at 11:30 PM and by 7:50 AM Monday morning they were in the isolation ward at Glasgow hospital.
Since by the time the symptoms show the patient has already been infectious for quite some time, this means that everyone else on the plane, along with all the people they met on their way back, could now be at risk.
I am sure this must make us all feel really proud, that we live in an anti-racist society that would rather see us all die of haemorrhagic fever, than quarantine Africa and risk hurting the feelings of the Black plague-carriers.
The Scottish government added: “All possible contacts with the patient are now being investigated and anyone deemed to be at risk will be contacted and closely monitored. However, having been diagnosed in the very early stages of the illness, the risk to others is considered extremely low.”
The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has chaired a meeting of the Scottish government resilience committee to ensure all necessary steps are being taken, and has also spoken to the prime minister, David Cameron.
…Sturgeon said: “Our first thoughts at this time must be with the patient diagnosed with Ebola and their friends and family. I wish them a speedy recovery.
“Scotland has been preparing for this possibility from the beginning of the outbreak in west Africa and I am confident that we are well prepared.”
Yeah, it’s really no big deal guys. Just one of those things.
We’ll just, you know, deal with it.