Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Doctor Leading fight against Ebola dies of the virus (Photo)

The fight against Ebola has just experienced a major setback as Sierra Leone's top doctor fighting the outbreak has died from the virus. The death of Sheik Umar Khan ,39 was confirmed by the country's chief medicalofficer, Brima Kargbo.

Sheik who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, was infected with Ebola this month and had been moved to a treatment ward run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in the far north of the country.Before his diagnosis, he told reporters:

 "I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life.Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk,"

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