3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Freetown - A senior adviser to Sierra Leone's president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country's fight against the virulent disease.

Presidential adviser Ibrahim Ben Kargbo said on Wednesday that Dr Sahr Rogers had been working in a clinic in the eastern town of Kenema when he contracted the virus.

News of his death came as a Senegalese epidemiologist working in Sierra Leone was evacuated to Germany for medical treatment. He had been doing surveillance work for the World Health Organisation.

Ebola is spread by direct contact with the bodily fluids of people sick with the virus. Health workers have been the most vulnerable because of their proximity to patients. The WHO says more than 120 health workers have died in the four affected countries.

Azana Booi 2014/08/27 03:08:53 PM
Sounds like therez more to the spread of this virus that the doctors are overlooking. Something is not right...maybe it doesnt spread by fluids only...maybe by just breathing in the same room.
Frans Mosia 2014/08/27 04:14:42 PM
Since this deadly virus is killing the doctors who will be there to help patients?
Phineas Moeti Matlala 2014/08/27 04:36:52 PM
eish this virus, Africa is coming to an end
Megan Andrews 2014/08/27 05:05:23 PM
The medical staff are exhausted. Naturally of you work triple shifts you mess up. Those people are falling over themselves ring to assist. Just thinking about it makes me tired.
Rofhiwa Ronald 2014/08/27 05:09:36 PM
Doctors without borders b careful of the deadly disease