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Ebola Takes Heavy Toll on Health Workers

7/27/2014

​ABC News
By Gillian Mohney and Dean Schabner
via World News

The Ebola virus continues its grim march across west Africa as the first two Americans were reported to be infected and a top Liberian doctor died this weekend.

Officials are also concerned after an infected man managed to board a plane from Liberia to Nigeria, potentially spreading the deadly virus to a fourth country.

The World Health Organization has reported that 1,093 people were infected with the virus as of July 20 in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and of those infected 660 have died.

This weekend an American relief organization reported that both Dr. Kent Brantly and aid worker Nancy Writebol were sickened with the virus. They were helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team treating Ebola patients at the Case Management Center in Monrovia.

The country's medical team also suffered a serious blow when top Ebola doctor Dr. Samuel Brisbane died from an Ebola infection on Saturday.

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