11th Sierra Leonean Doctor Dies Of Ebola; HCWs Demand Better Care When Infected

Associated Press: Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies
“One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said…” (Roy-Macaulay/Diallo, 12/18).

Reuters: Sierra Leone’s leading doctor dies of Ebola
“…His death brings to 12 the number of Sierra Leone doctors to have contracted the virus. Eleven have died. In all, 142 health workers have been infected with the disease in the West African country and 109 have died, according to World Health Organization figures…” (Fofana/Farge, 12/18).

The Lancet: Sierra Leone doctors call for better Ebola care for colleagues
“…Sierra Leone already has an Ebola treatment unit designated for health care workers, which opened last month, but local doctors are blocked from accessing it. Staffed by British Army medics, at the British-built Ebola treatment complex in Kerry Town, the 12-bed health care workers’ unit only accepts local health care workers from U.K.-funded Ebola treatment facilities…” (Schuchman, 12/17).

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