Staying safe on the frontline for Ebola & COVID-19 | Dr Rashida Kamara

About This Source - acmedsci

The Academy of Medical Sciences (Acmedsci) is an independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Their mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society.

Recent from acmedsci:

  • Learning from crisis: building resilient systems to combat future pandemics
  • Addressing the threat of antimalarial drug resistance to malaria elimination in South East Asia
  • Welcome to your COVID career support space
  • “I was among the first responders to the Ebola epidemic in 2014… when you are actively involved in managing infectious disease cases, you have to think about your friends, your family, and to keep them safe you have to undergo so much.”

    Dr Rashidata Fouad Kamara is an infectious disease specialist clinician from Sierra Leone. Here, she talks to the Academy about facing COVID-19 using her experiences from Ebola, the sadness of coming home to an empty house, and the central aim of medicine: maintaining human dignity.

    We are the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Our mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society.

    Follow the Academy of Medical Sciences’ Careers Team on Twitter:
    http://twitter.com/AMS_Careers

    Find the Academy of Medical Sciences online:
    Website: http://acmedsci.ac.uk/
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/AcMedSci
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/acmedsci
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/acmedsci/

    In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Vic woman dies of COVID ‘complications’ despite recovery, state records 31 days of no cases | 7NEWS
  • H.K. to Suspend In-Person Classes as Virus Cases Mount
  • COVID-19: The state of travel as borders reopen | 7NEWS
  • AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Likely Needs a Restart: Johns Hopkins
  • Black Friday in the Age of Covid-19
  • Leave a Comment