4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola (AP)

Health workers in protective gear leave after carrying the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus, in an area known as Clara Town in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming number of patients. A higher proportion of health workers has been infected in this outbreak than in any previous one.

 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Another doctor from Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, and an official said Thursday that she would be evacuated abroad for medical treatment. Dr. Olivette Buck is the fourth doctor from the West African country to contract the disease. The other three have died. Arrangements are being made to send her More...

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