LIBERIA: Ugandan Medical Doctor Dies Of Ebola

The Liberian health ministry has confirmed the death of a Ugandan medical doctor, Sam Mokoro from the deadly Ebola virus.

Assistant Health Minister for Preventive services Tolbert Nyesuah told reporters in the capital Monrovia Wednesday that Dr. Mokoro died Tuesday at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital where he had been quarantined after contracting the disease from the Redemption Hospital
in the western Monrovia suburb of New Kru Town.

Dr. Mokoro who served as head surgeon at the Redemption Hospital is said to have contracted the disease after treating a health worker who later died of the Ebola disease.

The nurse herself contracted the disease after supervising an Ebola patient who was hospitalized at the hospital.

The Ebola patient is said to have come from Sierra Leone where she contracted the disease.

Dr. Mokoro’s death brings to seven the number of Ebola-related deaths from the western suburb of New Kru Town.

News of the latest death comes as West African health ministers meet in Accra Ghana this week to deal with the threat posed by the disease in the region.

About 467 people have died across West Africa since the outbreak of the disease in neighbouring Guinea in January which spread across the porous borders of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Its symptoms include the vomiting of blood.

The Liberian health ministry has confirmed the death of a Ugandan medical doctor, Sam Mokoro from the deadly Ebola virus.

Assistant Health Minister for Preventive services Tolbert Nyesuah told reporters in the capital Monrovia Wednesday that Dr. Mokoro died Tuesday at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital where he had been quarantined after contracting the disease from the Redemption Hospital
in the western Monrovia suburb of New Kru Town.

Dr. Mokoro who served as head surgeon at the Redemption Hospital is said to have contracted the disease after treating a health worker who later died of the Ebola disease.

The nurse herself contracted the disease after supervising an Ebola patient who was hospitalized at the hospital.

The Ebola patient is said to have come from Sierra Leone where she contracted the disease.

Dr. Mokoro’s death brings to seven the number of Ebola-related deaths from the western suburb of New Kru Town.

News of the latest death comes as West African health ministers meet in Accra Ghana this week to deal with the threat posed by the disease in the region.

About 467 people have died across West Africa since the outbreak of the disease in neighbouring Guinea in January which spread across the porous borders of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Its symptoms include the vomiting of blood.

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