Another American Doctor Tests Positive to Ebola Virus in Liberia
The Case of Ebola Virus spread just keeps getting worse than better as another American doctor who works in a Liberian hospital has been confirmed to have contracted the Ebola disease, Tuesday 2nd September, 2014. US missionary group confirmed this. The male obstetrician, who was not immediately identified by name, did not work in any Ebola ward so it’s still obvious how he contracted the disease.
Reports says “the doctor immediately isolated himself” on noticing the symptoms, and that he is now recovering, said the group.
This marks the third known American to contract the deadly virus, which has taken over 1,500 lives in West Africa.
The group’s director Margaret Chan said existing treatment centres can offer little more than palliative care and called on other countries to contribute civilian and military medical personnel familiar with biological disasters.