Another U.S. Doctor Infected With Ebola; Infected British HCW Released From Hospital After Receiving ZMapp Drug
News outlets report on the health of two health care workers infected with Ebola and examine the impact the outbreak is having on medical personnel.
ABC News: Another American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in West Africa
“Another American doctor working for the missionary group SIM has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia. The doctor was treating pregnant women [at] ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, according to SIM. But he was not treating Ebola patients in the hospital’s separate Ebola isolation facility, the group said, adding that it was unclear how he contracted the virus…” (Lupkin, 9/2).
Reuters: U.S. missionary doctor in Liberia tests positive for Ebola
“…The U.S. doctor involved in the new Ebola case immediately isolated himself when symptoms began, according to a SIM USA news release. He was later transferred to the Ebola isolation unit on the group’s 136-acre (55-hectare) campus in Monrovia…” (Stein/Morgan, 9/2).
Reuters: British Ebola patient discharged from hospital after ZMapp treatment
“A British man who contracted Ebola in West Africa has been discharged after successful treatment with the experimental ZMapp drug, the Royal Free Hospital in London said on Wednesday…” (Addison, 9/3).
National Geographic: Doctors and Nurses Risk Everything to Fight Ebola in West Africa
“…In West Africa, where history’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak has sown terror in countries with virtually no health care infrastructure of their own — Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone — foreign health care workers … have been an essential part of the response since spring, when the disease began to spread rapidly…” (Weintraub, 8/29).
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