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11th Doctor in Sierra Leone Dies

Al Jazeera   in 
December 20, 2014

One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians has died from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.

Dr Victor Willoughby, who tested positive for Ebola on Saturday, died on Thursday, Dr Brima Kargbo, the country’s chief medical officer said.

“Dr. Victor Willoughby was a mentor to us physicians and a big loss to the medical profession,” said Kargbo.
“He has always been available to help junior colleagues.”

The 67-year-old died just hours after an experimental drug arrived in the country for him.

The arrival of ZMAb, developed in Canada, had raised hopes for Willoughby’s survival. But he died before a dose could be administered, said Kargbo.


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