Friday, 10 October 2014

Ebola in Spain

Spain like the United States is also on edge after Teresa Romero Ramos a nurse who treated the deceased priest missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo for Ebola, is now in critical condition at Carlos III Hospital in Madrid. Teresa was transported by Spanish medics and officials from Liberia to Spain during the last weeks of September. Similar to the deceased Liberian man Thomas Duncan, Teresa also went through careless observation and was dismissed from the first hospital she visited after feeling ill from a small fever. The hospital she visited did not have a proper Ebola isolation facility to admit or monitor her as Carlos III facility does. She did not realize she had Ebola until the media announced her diagnosis on TV and radio. Teresa is the first person to be diagnosis with Ebola outside of West African countries' stricken by the virus. It has led to panic in Spain among hospital staff at Carlos III and general Spanish public. Spanish government has blamed the nurse's deterioration and lack of early preventive care on human error rather than clumsy responses by hospital to the highly publicized virus.

Hospital staff and the public have protested the ebola fermenting in Spain.

Spain is the second Western country to feel the immediate affects of Ebola with returning medical personnel falling ill to the virus at home. Spain has yet to ban flights coming from three Mano River Union countries and Nigeria. There is also a small African community spread across Spain from Equatorial Guinea, one o f Africa's few Spanish speaking countries, Canary Islands a formerly independent colonized islands by Spain off the West coast of Morocco, African Diaspora from Caribbean and South America and other African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Morocco. African migrants have been crossing into Spain from North Africa and entering the autonomous cities of Ceuta-Melilla, two tiny enclaves controlled by Spain in a small sliver of ports in Northern Morocco. Spanish government has built a huge Israeli like double walled electric fence meant to keep migrants, men, women and children out of Ceuta and Melillia who often attempt to enter Spain illegally. Entering Spain legally takes years and is made darn near impossible with massive bureaucratic red tap, slow EU network and an injustice asylum and refuge processing system that makes applicants want to jump through hoops and loops despite the difficulty awaiting the migrants and applicants. The Ebola fear and panic by health officials around the world is driven by the mainstream media's hysterical reporting. Ebola fears will make it difficult for future migrants and asylum seekers to enter Spain or other EU countries legally without being scrutinized or turn back to their home countries either experiencing further "humanitarian wars" or economic recessions or immediate need for healthcare.

Amnistia internacional denuncia al trato malo de migrantes africanos por Espana

PS Nigeria has been successful in halting the rapid spread of Ebola thanks to a large hospital and health facility infrastructure and public awareness that is lacking in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
A British man who died from most likely from a regular fever at a hotel in Macedonia has raised the health level and fear of Ebola there. Macedonia is hundreds of miles away from Spain or West Africa. But the media driven fear of a global pandemic shows how fear has panicked many people.

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