Top Sierra Leone Ebola Dr. Contracts Virus And A Texas Dr. Catches Disease: Is It Airborne Virus Now? [Video]

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Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor has reportedly saved over 100 patients from the deadly disease, now he will have to fight it within his own body. Sheik Umar Khan is a virologist whom Sierra Leone’s health minister called a “national hero” for his efforts to fight the spread of the Ebola virus. He is now receiving treatment at a center run by the NGO Doctors Without Borders. Though he is reportedly alive, his current condition is unknown. Khan acknowledged the risk he was taking back in June, when he told Reuters that treating patients had him “afraid for my life.” That risk was heightened just this past week when three nurses died after contracting the virus in the same treatment center where Khan worked.

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