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The man, who originates from Sudan, contracted the virus in Liberia, they said, adding that he had been transported from the airport to the St. Georg Clinic in the city of Leipzig, which is located roughly 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Berlin. St. Georg's Clinic is one of seven health facilities in Germany with the capability to treating highly infectious patients in isolation.
Two other Ebola patients have also been flown to the Central European country in recent weeks. A World Health Organization (WHO) employee had fallen ill with the hemorrhagic fever in Sierre Leone was brought to Hamburg, where doctors were able to stabilize him and eventually release him last week.
Doctors in Frankfurt am Main continue to treat a second patient, a Ugandan doctor and WHO worker, who had also contracted the virus in Sierra Leone.
The Ebola epidemic has swept through the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, claiming an estimated 3,800 lives since March. Though the United Nations, the US and Germany have launched coordinated mission to combat the spread of the virus, leaders outside of Africa are concerned about Ebola appearing in their own countries.
originally posted by: QuietSpeech
a reply to: JustKoz
Thank you for sharing. I find it interesting that Ebola is dominating the news, almost to the point of scare mongering in multiple nations. Although I do agree that it should not be taken lightly.
originally posted by: JustKoz
a reply to: aLLeKs
I also live in germany / Poland and there is lots of awernnes about that on news. When I used to live in Canada for years didn't hear anything about Ebola