An WHO (World Health Organization) employee that is infected with Ebola is to be flown to Hamburg, Germany, in order to receive treatment. The employee contracted the virus while working in Sierra Leona.
The Hamburg Health Senate spokesman, Rico Schmidt, declared that the patient will arrive later on Wednesday and will be treated and the tropical medicine institute of Hamburg University. The patient is a Senegalese epidemiologist.
WHO deployed close to 400 staff members and partner organizations joined in to fight the Ebola virus outbreak that struck Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Ebola is a deadly virus that killed over 120 healthcare workers till now.
The World Health Organization recently shut down a Sierra Leone laboratory after a medic became infected. In total, over 1,400 people died and over 2,600 were infected since the first case was detected in March, in southeastern Guinea.