American Doctor Contracts Ebola in Liberia


An American doctor working in West Africa has tested positive for Ebola according to an announcement from his organization, SIM USA.

SIM USA said the doctor immediately quarantined himself once he began to show symptoms of Ebola and is “in good spirits” in the organization’s Ebola isolation unit.

The doctor was working in SIM’s hospital facility in Liberia–the epicenter of the current Ebola outbreak–but was not treating Ebola patients, SIM said in a statement. He was at a separate hospital on the same 130-plus-acre campus, and the organization does not know how he contracted Ebola.


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