Head Ebola doctor contracts virus, awaiting fate

By Shepard Ambellas

A national hero of Africa has now contracted Ebola

(Photo credit: European Commission DG ECHO/Flickr)
(Photo credit: European Commission DG ECHO/Flickr)

SIERRA LEONE (INTELLIHUB) — Sheik Umar Khan, 39, chief Ebola doctor also dubbed a national hero, has contracted the deadly virus himself.

Over 600 others in the region have died from Ebola which has a 90% kill rate as 9 out of 10 who contract the virus will die.

As of yet there is no cure or vaccine for the deadly virus.

Reuters reported:

Khan told Reuters in late June that he was worried about contracting Ebola. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life,” he said in an interview, showing no signs of ill-health at the time.

“Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.”

Three days ago, three nurses working in the same Ebola treatment centre alongside Khan died from the disease.

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