Ugandan Doctor Infected By Ebola In Sierra Leone Flown To Germany

Medical staff in protective equipment attend the arrival of the Ebola patient at Frankfurt University Hospital
Medical staff in protective equipment attend the arrival of the Ebola patient at Frankfurt University Hospital

A hospital in the German city of Frankfurt-on-Main has taken in an Ebola patient (Ugandan doctor) after he was flown in during the night under tight security.

After arriving on a medical flight from West Africa, the man was brought to Frankfurt University Hospital where he was placed in an isolation ward.

The doctor who is yet to be identified worked with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

It is Germany’s second case, with a man undergoing treatment in Hamburg after arriving from West Africa in August.

In West Africa more than 3,338 people have died in the world’s worst outbreak of the virus.

He is not the only medical personnel from Uganda to contract the deadly disease.

Dr Sam Muhumuza Mutoro, 45, succumbed to the deadly virus in July at JFK Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Mutoro was working in Redemption Hospital, Monrovia, under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW).

There have been 7,178 confirmed cases, with Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea suffering the most.

The Frankfurt hospital said the patient’s arrival had gone well.

“I am confident that the patient can get good treatment,” Professor Rene Gottschalk told reporters.

Staff, he said, had been trained to handle Ebola patients, adding “but still, the adrenaline levels naturally go a little higher when a real patient is brought in.”

Giving details of the sufferer, Hesse Minister of Social Affairs Stefan Gruettner said he had been working for an Italian aid organisation in Sierra Leone and had helped Ebola sufferers there before becoming infected himself.

2 thoughts on “Ugandan Doctor Infected By Ebola In Sierra Leone Flown To Germany

  1. Talk about the other side of the Story too and how the Germans reacted to this action! Anyway another Experiment for further development in the medicine history. Uganda has always had Ebola but no one had an eye, now the bells ring again like the HIV that it can not only be transmitted to Africans alone but can reach this far, hence the effort to even handle it live by themselves. Yes speculation or not: Omufu yamanya ani amuse goes the saying

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