An Ebola patient who helped to develop the treatment of an experimental Ebola strain says he did not know he had the disease until a family member told him he had been cured of it.
The Canadian chemical engineer and the father of two young children who developed the treatment say they were told by his family that they were infected with the Ebola virus and they had to be quarantined.
The family member said the family was on a flight from Germany to Toronto, where the family had flown out of for a weekend vacation, when they heard a news report about the virus.
The family was taken to the airport, and after a short stay at the hospital, the family member was told the family members were no longer infected.
“I thought that was the most amazing news ever,” said Joseph M. Vartan, who was in his early 60s at the time.
“I was a bit shocked, and I asked my family what was going on and they told me, ‘Well, we didn’t know that we had Ebola.'”
Miguel Vartans son was diagnosed with Ebola in October, a couple of months after he and his wife, Nana, took a short trip to Toronto.
They had no idea that they had Ebola until they went to the hospital.
“We had to put him in isolation for three days,” said Miquel Vartanyan, Joseph’s son.
“He was very cold and very tired.
He was very weak and he was very ill.
We put him into the intensive care unit and they said they were going to quarantine him for two weeks, but I think that was a lie.”
The couple did not want to travel to another country to be on the plane home, so they stayed in Germany for a few days.
“At first, we had a feeling that he might be OK, but then I had to check his temperature,” said Vartanyaan.
“There was no reason for us to stay, but we thought we would just get the chance and get home. “
“After a few more days, we realized that we were wrong. “
We had to go back to Toronto and check.””
After a few more days, we realized that we were wrong.
We had to go back to Toronto and check.”
When Vartannas son was discharged, he went to see his parents and was diagnosed again.
The next day, the Vartanas were told their son was no longer in the hospital and they would not be getting him to Toronto for another two weeks.
“My son was told by our doctor that he would not get to Toronto again,” said Miguel Vartanan.
“His condition was so bad that he could barely walk and we had not been able to get him to his house.”
Migual Vartanian and his family say they went into shock, but after they were informed he was not infected, they were relieved.
“Our only fear was that they would find out that we did not have Ebola,” said Nana Vartanda.
“So I was just so sad.
“But we were worried that we would get Ebola again.””
The Vartancas’ family was informed they were not Ebola-positive, and that they will not be going to Toronto anymore, as they will be quaking in fear at the thought of getting infected again.”
But we were worried that we would get Ebola again.”
The Vartancas’ family was informed they were not Ebola-positive, and that they will not be going to Toronto anymore, as they will be quaking in fear at the thought of getting infected again.
They were told the next day that they are safe, and now they are looking forward to having their son back home.
Miguy Vartania says his father was in the intensive-care unit for two days.
He is now recovering at home in Quebec, and he is grateful that he was diagnosed in time to have his son back.
“My father is so happy to have had this opportunity to do this and he would like to thank everyone for all their support, especially the doctors and nurses, who worked hard to make sure he was on the right path,” said Maria Vannana.