Ebola Doctors Strike For 2nd Day In Sierra Leone; CDC Reports Higher Cumulative Ebola Incidence Among HCWs In Country

Associated Press: Sierra Leonean docs strike again over Ebola care
“Sierra Leone’s junior doctors went on strike for a second day Tuesday, a move they dubbed a ‘tactical retreat’ to demand better care for medical workers who catch Ebola after a spate of deaths. … On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study that found the rate of lab-confirmed Ebola infections this year has been 100 times higher in medical workers in Sierra Leone than in other adults…” (Roy-Macaulay/Stobbe, 12/10).

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