Ebola infected WHO doctor to be evacuated from Sierra Leone

A World Health Organisation (WHO) doctor who has been infected with the deadly disease, Ebola will be evacuated from Sierra Leone.

Zee Media Bureau

Geneva: A World Health Organisation (WHO) doctor who has been infected with the deadly disease, Ebola will be evacuated from Sierra Leone.

The disclosure of the doctor's identity has been declined by WHO. As reported by Xinhua, the doctor is currently in stable condition in Sierra Leone's capital city of Freetown.

The doctor was working with Ebola Treatment centre which is located in the country's south-eastern Kenema government hospital. The treatment centre is run by the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation.

The role of WHO in the facility was to offer guidance on setting up an Ebola treatment centre, to provide mentorship and direction to national staff until they could manage the facilities with local capacity.

According to WHO's latest report, the total number of Ebola cases now stand at 3,944 and deaths at 2,079 in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, countries identified as "those with widespread and intense transmission".