Breaking News: Have we lost another doctor?

26 November 2014

There are conflicting reports this morning of another Sierra Leonean doctor, having succumbed to the Ebola virus.

Unconfirmed reports say that Dr. Konoyima of the Children’s Hospital in Freetown, who just yesterday was reported ill with the deadly Ebola virus, has this morning passed away.

If confirmed, this would bring the total number of Sierra Leonean doctors to have died of Ebola to eight – equivalent to two doctors a month, in the last four months.

Dr. Konoyima is a paediatrician. He is an active member of Sierra Leone’s Paediatric Association.

He is believed to have tested Ebola positive yesterday and was then admitted at the Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre.

More on this news later.

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