NHS (Gran Bretaña): uso del teléfono para decidir tipo de atención

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What if I think I might have Ebola in the UK?

If you feel unwell with symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore throat or rash within 21 days of coming back from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, you should stay at home and immediately telephone 111 or 999 and explain that you have recently visited West Africa.

These services will provide advice and arrange for you to be seen in a hospital if necessary so the cause of your illness can be determined.

There are other illnesses that are much more common than Ebola (such as flu, typhoid fever and malaria) that have similar symptoms in the early stages, so proper medical assessment is really important to ensure you get the right diagnosis and treatment.

It is also really important that medical services are expecting your arrival and calling 111 or 999 will ensure this happens.”


En España, dicha recomendación aparece en un documento PDF (Información general sobre el brote de enfermedad por el virus del Ébola: preguntas más frecuentes (09.10.2014) de la página web del Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad, más difícil de acceder.

“Los viajeros que retornan de áreas afectadas deben saber que si presentan síntomas de enfermedad infecciosa como: fiebre de más de 38ºC y dolor muscular, dolor de cabeza, dolor de garganta, vómitos, diarrea o hemorragia, durante los 21 días posteriores al regreso, deben llamar al teléfono 112, informando de su sintomatología y de su reciente viaje.”

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