A number of Australian fans have been using the internet to lend a hand in the fight against the virus.
One fan from Queensland has taken the initiative of putting up posters and making a donation for a Brisbane hospital to treat an Ebola patient.
“We’re going to be in Brisbane for a couple of weeks now, so we’ve got the opportunity to make a donation and give out leaflets and help out,” the fan said.
“It’s been pretty cool to see so many fans coming together, so I’m really grateful for the help they’ve given.”
A number of Brisbane hospital beds have been set up for Ebola patients in recent weeks.
In the past week, a number of fans from around the state have joined the fight to fight the virus by donating to a number health centres in the region.
One of those local hospitals, Brisbane Hospital, has already made a donation to help fight the outbreak.
“They’ve got one room for a little bit more than 20 beds, so that’s quite a number,” said Dr Rebecca McNeil, an infectious diseases specialist.
“And we have some other beds which we’re looking at potentially filling.”
Dr McNeil said that was quite an expensive process for many people to make.
“The cost for the hospital to do that, which is a lot more than we normally pay for, it’s a very big undertaking, so it’s not always easy,” she said.
She said there was a lot of work that needed to be done by health services and the public to get the infection under control.
“This is a great opportunity for people to take a stand, to get some support for themselves and their families,” Dr McNeil explained.
“People who might not have access to this sort of support, or don’t have any family or friends, they can actually get a bit of support.”
A Brisbane hospital spokesperson said the money raised by the fans and volunteers was donated to a variety of health facilities around the city.
“A significant number of the donations have gone towards the care of Ebola patients, but also to the rehabilitation of our staff,” she told News.
“For those who are in a community-based setting, we have a range of options to provide support to them.”
A spokeswoman from Brisbane Hospital said the hospital had no immediate plans to provide more resources for those affected by the virus, but would continue to support community-wide support.
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