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French HCW Evacuated From Liberia After Contracting Ebola To Receive Experimental Drug

News outlets report on the evacuation and treatment of a French health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Liberia.

Agence France-Presse: France OKs ‘experimental treatments’ on Ebola-hit nurse
“France’s health minister on Friday authorized ‘experimental treatments’ for a French nurse who has contracted Ebola and is now being treated in a Paris hospital…” (9/19).

Reuters: MSF says French Ebola patient’s repatriation far too slow
“Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday criticized the delay in repatriating a foreign health worker infected with Ebola in Africa after it took two days to fly out the infected French volunteer from Liberia…” (Irish, 9/18).

Wall Street Journal: France’s First Ebola Patient to Get Experimental Drug
“The French nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia will receive an experimental drug in France where she is being treated in a military hospital after being flown back late Thursday…” (Landauro, 9/19).

Wall Street Journal: Doctors’ Organization to Evacuate French Worker With Ebola
“A French aid organization Thursday called for speedier evacuation options for humanitarian workers who have contracted the deadly Ebola virus, saying efforts to transport a contaminated member of its group have been too slow…” (Landauro, 9/18).