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American Doctor Returns to Sierra Leone to Assist in Recent Ebola Outbreak

by Reshma Anand on  July 22, 2015 at 4:53 PM Tropical Disease News   - G J E 4
The deadly outbreak of Ebola disease in western Africa from 2014-2015 is the worst ever attack in the history of the virus. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are the worst affected countries in Africa.
American Doctor Returns to Sierra Leone to Assist in Recent Ebola Outbreak
American Doctor Returns to Sierra Leone to Assist in Recent Ebola Outbreak
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Ebola virus has killed more than 11,200 people in the three African countries, which are currently struggling to reach zero infection of the virus.

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According to WHO, implementation of infections prevention and control standards will prevent transmission of the Ebola virus from affected patients to the community and health workers.

Many health practitioners from all over the world came to Africa for treating the victims. But inadequate infrastructures and lack of proper knowledge in treating them has led to the deaths of many people due to this virus.

Recently a doctor from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in United States has come to West Africa to help respond to the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

Dr. Ali Khan is the dean of public health center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He left to Sierra Leone earlier this month to help the affected victims along with the World Health Organization. He has also spent six months in Sierra Leone previously this year. University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Nebraska Medical Center has treated many Ebola victims and also has trained many health care workers over the past year.



Source: Medindia
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