Sep 11, 2014 1:31 PM

4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

The Associated Press

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) Sierra Leone says another of the country's doctors has been infected with Ebola, and she will be sent abroad for treatment.

Health Ministry spokesman Sidie Yahya Tunis says Dr. Olivette Buck, the medical superintendent of a hospital in the capital, has tested positive for the disease. He said Thursday that arrangements are being made to evacuate her to another country so she can received better medical treatment.

She is the fourth Sierra Leonean doctor to become infected during the current outbreak in West Africa. So far, only westerners have been evacuated for treatment abroad.

The outbreak in West Africa is believed to have killed more than 2,200 people and experts say it is accelerating.


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