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US doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

US doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia tests positive for the deadly virus

US doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

BOONE, North Carolina (AP) -- An aid organization says a U.S. doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.

Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying Dr. Kent Brantly was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, the capital. Brantly had been serving as medical director for the aid organization's case management center there.

Samaritan's Purse spokeswoman Melissa Strickland says Brantly's wife and children had been living with him in Africa but are currently in the U.S.

The disease has already killed 672 in four West African countries since the outbreak began earlier this year.


Updated : 2020-12-01 20:36 GMT+08:00