Only people who have had prolonged, close contact
with the ill person are at a slightly increased risk of becoming unwell, which is why only very close contacts
of the student are being identified and offered antibiotics as a precautionary measure.
The ECB has prepared for this contingency in close contact
with the banks that it supervises and considers that the euro area banking system is resilient in terms of capital and liquidity," the central bank said in a statement.
Ninety-six (81%) contacts were evaluated, and seven close contacts
were found to have latent TB infection.
In addition, 26 of Pauline's close contacts
are understood to have been vaccinated with a new experimental Ebola jab.
Dr Nic Coetzee, PHE consultant with the West Midlands Health Protection Team, said: "In line with national guidance, we have offered testing to people that were in close contact
to the individuals while infectious.
All 56 people who had close contact
with the nurse, most of them medical workers from Evangelista Medical Safety Hospital where the nurse first sought medical attention a day after her arrival last Feb.
This study, while conducted in animal models, tells us that close contact
is required for transmission and that health care workers are at risk for transmission as they are in close contact
with the individuals," said Kelvin.
Of most concern, however, is the fact that the different clusters seen in multiple countries increasingly support the hypothesis that when there is close contact
, this novel coronavirus can transmit from person to person," he said.
The commission said two individuals who had been in close contact
with other confirmed cases are being treated for fever, cough and sore throat symptoms but that laboratory tests have ruled out H7N9 infection.
But anyone who may have been in close contact
with the affected scholars have been offered examinations.
As such the risk to those who were in close contact
with him is minimal.
Because of the high rates of illness and death among the initial case-patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 (14), the Chinese government decided to prevent and contain the rapid spread of disease through tracing and quarantine of persons who had close contact
with persons with confirmed cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009.
While health experts have suspected since the late 1990s that elephants can spread tuberculosis to people coming into close contact
with the animals, a recent case points to transmission even to people not in close contact
with infected elephants.
The risk of catching TB infection is small as it generally requires prolonged and close contact
with someone who has TB.
We remain in very close contact
with the Japanese government, working on these issues.