10th Doctor from Sierra Leone Dies from Ebola

A healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone,Oct. 16, 2014..
A healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone,Oct. 16, 2014..

Another Sierra Leonean doctor has died from Ebola, the 10th to succumb to the disease, a health official said Sunday.

Dr. Aiah Solomon Konoyeima died Saturday, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brima Kargbo. His death came a day after two other doctors died from Ebola, emphasizing the tremendous toll the disease has taken on health care workers.

Konoyeima worked at a children’s hospital in the capital and tested positive for Ebola about two weeks ago. He was treated at the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center, which is staffed exclusively by Sierra Leonean medical personnel, as compared to many other treatment units, which are run by international organizations or employ some foreign staff.

Because Ebola is transmitted through the bodily fluids of the sick

SOURCE: The Associated Press

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