WHO Health Official Infected With Ebola

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 24th, 2014

A health official with the World Health Organisation has contracted the Ebola virus while working with infected victims in Sierra Leone.


According to a statement by the global body on Sunday, this is the first time, a WHO staff has been infected with the viral disease.


The WHO, however, stated that it was not clear on how the worker contracted the disease but it would be deploying all treatment to manage the victim.


Meanwhile, a British citizen infected with the virus in Sierra Leone is being flown home, the British Department of Health on Sunday.


The man, simply identified as William, lives in the West African nation in a home established by an American university for researchers.


He was volunteering as a nurse at the Kenema Government Hospital, Ebola patients patients are being treated according to the Associated Press.


The deputy chief medical officer, Dr. John Watson in a statement on Sunday said the UK government has prepared a specially equipped C17 Royal Air Force plane to transport William to an isolation unit at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.


Watson said, “UK hospitals have a proven record of dealing with imported infectious diseases and this patient will be isolated and will receive the best care possible.”

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