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U.S., British HCWs Infected With Ebola In Sierra Leone Transported To Home Countries For Care

New York Times: American and British Aid Workers Infected With Ebola in Sierra Leone
“A worker from Partners In Health, the prominent American medical aid organization, and an emergency worker from the British military have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, health officials said Thursday…” (Fink/Cowell, 3/12).

Reuters: NIH center to admit U.S. health care worker with Ebola
“The U.S. National Institutes of Health will admit to its hospital on Friday a U.S. health care worker who tested positive for the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone…” (Steenhuysen, 3/12).

USA TODAY: Health worker with Ebola heading to NIH Clinical Center
“…The worker will stay in the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit, one of a handful of units in the USA designed to treat the most dangerous pathogens. NIH officials have not released any information about the identity of the patient, the 11th person with Ebola to be treated in the USA…” (Szabo, 3/12).

VOA News: U.S. Health Worker With Ebola Headed Home for Treatment
“…Earlier, a female British military health worker in Sierra Leone who tested positive for Ebola was flown home for treatment, the Ministry of Defense said Thursday. A Royal Air Force plane was sent to the West African country Wednesday. The woman will be treated at London’s Royal Free Hospital, a military spokeswoman said…” (3/12).

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