The positive news was announced at a press conference held at Ullevål hospital on Monday afternoon, where the patient is being treated.
Condition of Norwegian Ebola victim improves
13 October 2014
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Dag Kvåle, head of infection department at Ullevål University hospital, Oslo. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix
13 October 2014
The Norwegian female health worker, infected by Ebola virus in Sierra Leone and now receiving treatment in Oslo, is showing signs of improvement, it was confirmed on Monday.
The woman who works for Médecins Sans Frontiers was flown home from Sierra Leone last Tuesday. She is currently receiving treatment at the high risk infection centre at Ullevål. Doctors have stated her condition is stable with signs of improvement.
The hospital assured the public her treatment is being done in a very secure way in terms of safeguarding against the spread of infection.
Head of the infection medical division at Ullevål university hospital, Dag Kvåle, said: “We have chosen a system where the fewest amount of people possible go to the patient. There's only a few doctors having had contact with her.”
The medical staff have full control over who goes in and out of the victim's room and follow very strict guidelines with regard to protection against becoming infected. Kvåle admitted it is a demanding situation.
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Kvåle said: “It is tiresome to work with this kind of treatment. We see how resource demanding such a patient is. But it is well planned logistically and there has been a lot of training behind all of this. There's a good atmosphere among the staff at the ward and among the cooperative partners at the hospital from whom we have received very good service.”