The Italian doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will arrive tonight to Rome, to immediately initiate appropriate clinical treatment in a hospital in the capital, reported the Italian Ministry of Health in a statement.
The Government cooperates with the Ministries of Health, Defence, Foreign Affairs and Interior to conduct the transfer, aboard a military aircraft with a “high” biocontainment level, it added.
The doctor, who works in Sierra Leone for the NGO Emergency, will be treated at the Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital in Rome, after it became known he gave positive in the Ebola virus test yesterday afternoon.
“They have applied all measures to ensure the transport and recovery of the patient with maximum safety and immediately start the clinical treatment,” says the Ministry.
About the health of the physician, the Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, assured: “he’s okay, he had no fever or other symptoms during the night, this morning he had breakfast and continues drinking autonomously.”