Video: Appearance by Doctor Fernando Simón on 20 November 2014, at 9:15 pm

Dr. Fernando Simón announces the evacuation of one person from Bamako (Mali). DR. FERNANDO SIMÓN: This press briefing has been called to report on a point we have just discussed in the Ebola Management Committee in relation to a high-risk contact of an aid worker who was involved in an incident when treating a patient. This has been classified [ ... ]

Video: What is a PCR?

  Maria Paz Sánchez-Seco, Head of the Arbovirus Laboratory at the National Microbiology Centre (NMC), explains what a PCR is: the technique used to determine whether or not a patient is infected with the Ebola virus, how this test is performed and the conditions in which samples are transported, the equipment that must be worn by staff and [ ... ]

Video: Is there a protocol in place for the treatment of Ebola patients?

  Antoni Andreu, Director of the Carlos III Health Institute, and José Ramón Arribas, Head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at the La Paz-Carlos III Hospital Complex, talk to us about the protocol in place for treating patients who have the Ebola virus, who sets up said protocols and when they are activated. ARE THERE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE FOR [ ... ]

Video: How does Ebola spread?

Doctor JOSE MANUEL ECHEVARRÍA, Head of CNMV Virology at the Carlos III Health Institute, and Doctor RAFAEL DELGADO, Head of the Microbiology Service of the 12 de Octubre University Hospital in Madrid, answers the question worrying people all over the world, “Can the Ebola virus only be spread through very close contact with a sick patient?” [ ... ]

Video: What is Ebola?

  We have known about the Ebola virus since 1976, when it was identified during an outbreak in a small town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (a country that was called Zaire at the time). The name of the town – Yambuku – has passed into the pages of history. It is located on the banks of the river Ebola, from where the [ ... ]

Video: Is there a treatment for Ebola?

  Two experts – José Manuel Echeverría and Fernando Simón – talk to us about the existing treatments for Ebola and what the future holds in terms of possible vaccines. DO WE HAVE AN EBOLA VACCINE? JOSE MANUEL ECHEVERRIA: Work is currently being done on what seem to be the two most promising possibilities. Forecasts suggest that [ ... ]

Video: How can infection be prevented?

Two experts – Fernando Rodríguez Artalejo and Fernando Simón – talk in this video about how to prevent infection, what precautions should be taken when travelling to a country at risk and how long you need to wait before you can be absolutely sure you have not contracted the disease. HOW CAN INFECTION BE PREVENTED? FERNANDO [ ... ]

Video: What are the symptoms of Ebola?

Yolanda Fuentes Rodríguez, Deputy Medical Director of the La Paz-Carlos III Hospital Complex, and José Ramón Arribas, Head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at the La Paz-Carlos III Hospital Complex. Both these experts form part of the Scientific Committee. In this video, they talk about the symptomology of Ebola virus disease. WHAT ARE THE [ ... ]