British man dies of Ebola virus in Macedonia
Ashoka Mukpo, 33-year-old Photojournalist, who holds both Britain and US passports, has died in Macedonia after suffering from the suspected Ebola virus, as reports says. He contracted the virus in Liberia while working for American news channel NBC.
According to reports, he will receive plasma from American Dr Kent Brantly in a bid to boost his chances of survival. The yet to be named man’s death was announced by a senior Macedonian Government official.
On Monday he was flown to the Nebraska Medical Centre bio containment unit, where he was met by doctors as well as his British fiancee and mother and American dad.
Meanwhile..Britain has taken action in the battle against Ebola by sending 750 troops to Sierra Leone to help tackle the outbreak.
Photo credits: mirror.co.uk
Posted on October 9, 2014, in Ebola, Europe, Health, latest news, UK and tagged American news channel NBC, British, Death, Dr Kent Brantly, fiancee, Government official, Liberia, Macedonia, Nebraska Medical Centre, plasma, Sierra Leone, survive, Troops, US passports, virus. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.