Germany's Ebola patient dies

Germany's Ebola patient dies

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:28 am

A UN employee from Liberia who was transported to the eastern German city of Leipzig after contracting Ebola died overnight into Tuesday, the hospital says.

The 56-year-old man had been transported to St Georg hospital in Leipzig on Oct. 9 for treatment.

a medical staff dresses for Ebola in Frankfurt

a medical staff dresses for Ebola in Frankfurt

He had arrived in a modified Gulfstream jet equipped with an isolation chamber, and was met by a medical team in biohazard suits and two ambulances.

The hospital authorities said there would be no further infection, as the hospital has six rooms in its tropical medicine clinic.

They said another Ebola patient, from Uganda, remains in a hospital in Frankfurt, and a third, from Senegal, was released in good health from a Hamburg clinic after five weeks’ treatment.

The latest WHO update estimates the death toll resulting from the worst outbreak of Ebola on record to have reached 4,033.

In Liberia, the hardest-hit West African country, 2,316 people have died.

The death toll in Sierra Leone and Guinea stands at nearly 1,000, respectively.

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