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Ebola Treatment Varies For Aid Workers From U.S., Sierra Leone

New York Times: Care Differs for American and African With Ebola
“The latest American aid worker to contract Ebola overseas, last week in Sierra Leone, was swiftly evacuated to a specialized treatment center for infected health workers run by the British Defense Ministry in the country’s capital, Freetown, then on to the National Institutes of Health clinical center in Bethesda, Md. … For a Sierra Leonean colleague who developed Ebola within days of the American, the course of care has been markedly different. … The paths taken by the Americans and their Sierra Leonean colleague have raised questions about whether [Partners In Health] has been acting in concert with its stated values…” (Fink, 3/16).

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