Dr. Olivet Buck is the fourth physician to die of the disease since the epidemic hit Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization said it was unable to pay to transport her to Germany, where she could have received treatment.
Initially, multiple government sources said the $22-million, 25-bed facility announced by the Pentagon on Monday was intended for foreign healthcare workers.
The World Health Organization says the deadly virus didn’t spread.
He was from Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea, which borders Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in west Africa an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response. More than 1,700 people in West Africa are infected with the virus.
But national and international health groups are now stepping things up.
The deadly virus was brought to the country two weeks ago by a Liberian traveler. Health officials say three more people may yet test positive.
The ongoing Ebola epidemic in west Africa had killed 729 people as of the end of July.
“If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic,” the director-general of the World Health Organization said Friday.
A Liberian government employee on his way to a conference became the first Ebola death in Nigeria. But a specialist unit in Monrovia is ill-prepared to respond to the number of patients.
Doctors say the medical response to Nigeria’s first Ebola case has been swift. But deaths are still mounting in three West African nations.
Doctor Sheik Umar Khan has helped save more than 100 people.
The doctor and “national hero” leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone contracted the deadly virus around July 23. The doctor died on July 29.
“This geographical spread is worrisome because it will greatly complicate the tasks of the organizations working to control the epidemic.”
Commends the successful countries, and stays vague on the less cheerful issues.