Ebola alarm called off in Bergen

Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen called in extra security and specially trained personnel over the weekend, after suspicions rose that one of its patients may be infected with the deadly ebola virus. Test results on Sunday, though, proved negative. “I can confirm that one person has been admitted because of suspicions of ebola,” the hospital’s communications […]

Norway sends out new ebola team

The Norwegian health directorate had no problem assembling a new team of  health care professionals willing to travel to West Africa to treat patients suffering from the deadly ebola virus. The first team of around 20 doctors and nurses will travel on Sunday to Sierra Leone to set up a new medical camp to battle the […]

Ebola doctor now ‘fully recovered’

Norway’s first and, so far, only ebola patient made a surprise appearance at a press conference in Oslo Monday afternoon, after being released not only from the high-isolation ward where she’d been recovering from the deadly virus but also from the hospital itself. Doctors at Oslo University Hospital Ullevål declared her “completely healthy,” but she had a serious […]

Ebola patient out of high-risk unit

The Norwegian woman who was infected with the deadly ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone early this month has improved so much that doctors at Oslo University Hospital were releasing her from the hospital’s high-isolation ward on Monday.  The hospital confirmed a report  on Dagbladet.no Monday afternoon that the woman was now out of its […]

Hopes rise for Norway’s ebola patient

Doctors at Oslo University Hospital Ullevål said late Monday that the Norwegian woman who contracted the ebola virus while working as a doctor in Sierra Leone “is showing signs of improvement.” Norway, meanwhile, plans to send more health care workers to West Africa to fight the deadly virus. Less than a week after she was […]

Norway may impose airport ebola control

Norwegian health authorities were meeting on Friday to discuss ways of preventing ebola infection in Norway. Among their options: Subjecting travelers to ebola control at the airports. The US and Great Britain have already expanded health checks of passengers arriving by plane and train.Norwegian health director Bjørn Guldvog is now considering the same, reported Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). “We’re evaluating […]

Treatment starts for ebola doctor

UPDATED: An ebola-infected Norwegian doctor was carefully transported in a medical convoy with police escort from Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen to the country’s largest hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities clearly wanted no risk of traffic accidents as they kept other vehicles on the road well away from the specially equipped ambulance carrying the stricken woman. Two reserve […]

Norway ready to tackle ebola

UPDATED: Norwegian health authorities claimed they were ready on Monday to tackle their first case of ebola, after a Norwegian woman who works for Leger Uten Grenser, Norway’s chapter of Medecins Sans Frontieres, tested positive to the deadly virus. She was being flown to Norway Monday evening from her work in West Africa, for treatment in a special isolation […]

Norway doubles its anti-ebola effort

Norwegian authorities are doubling the amount of money the country is donating to help fight the ebola epidemic, and sending personnel to fight the disease in West Africa. The move comes as fears rose that new ebola cases will break out in more places in Europe. Foreign Minister Børge Brende, Health Minister Bent Høie and […]