Third American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in Liberia

Sept. 3, 2014

Another American doctor working in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, an aid group said yesterday. SIM USA says the doctor, who was not named, was treating obstetric patients at ELWA hospital in Monrovia and had not treated Ebola patients in the hospital’s isolation unit, which is separate from the main hospital. The charity said it was not yet known how the doctor was infected, but he immediately isolated himself when he showed symptoms. The doctor was transferred to the Ebola isolation unit and is doing well and in good spirits, SIM says in a statement.

The new case comes two weeks after Dr. Kent Brantly and his colleague Nancy Writebol, who worked for SIM, walked out of an Atlanta hospital virus-free after being infected and evacuated from Liberia. Learn more from an NBC News report.

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