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German doctors completely cure and release Ebola patient



by Joseph Earnest  October 6, 2014   


Newscast Media HAMBURGA man being treated for Ebola in Germany has been discharged after showing no further signs of infection, according to health officials. The Senegal national had been hospitalized in late August.

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf confirmed on Saturday that its Ebola patient had been cured and subsequently sent home.

"We are very happy that he can now return to his home country," the hospital said in a statement.

The man, whose identity has not been made public, had contracted the deadly virus while working for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Sierra Leone.

Officials brought the infected man to Germany in late August. According to the Hamburg hospital, he had stopped showing signs of infection days before being discharged on Friday.

It was not immediately clear when he would return to his native Senegal.

A hospital in Frankfurt recently began treating a Ugandan man who had also contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.

"We have to [act] as fast as we can because every day longer that it takes, more people die and that is not acceptable," UNMEER head Antony Banbury told Reuters news agency.

Health officials across the world face numerous challenges in containing the epidemic, including simply distributing educational information about Ebola. Local officials are working to inform both the public and sectors workers who could come into contact with infected people, such as on airplanes.   Add Comments>>


 Source: Deutsche Welle













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