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Sierra Leone’s Chief Ebola Doctor Catches Virus

News outlets continue coverage on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Reuters: Sierra Leone’s chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
“The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said…” (7/23).

VOA News: Sierra Leone’s Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts Virus
“…The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, … a Sierra Leonean virologist credited with treating more than 100 Ebola victims, has been transferred to a treatment ward run by medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières, according to the statement released late on Tuesday by the president’s office…” (7/23).

NPR: Ebola Is A Deadly Virus — But Doctors Say It Can Be Beaten
“…[T]here are signs of hope [in overcoming Ebola]: changes taking place that could be key to stopping the West African outbreak that began in March and has so far seen 1,032 cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with more than 600 deaths…” (Beaubien, 7/22).

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