NEWS Doctor treated at British-run Ebola military clinic in Sierra Leone dies

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    doctor who was being treated at an Ebola clinic run by British military medical staff in Sierra Leone has died.
    The death of Thomas Rogers at the clinic in Kerry Town on Friday brings the number of doctors in Sierra Leone who have been killed by the deadly virus to eight. He had worked at Connaught hospital in Freetown, the capital of the country where Ebola is spreading fastest.
    Ebola has now infected more than 17,500 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and killed about 6,200. He was the 11th doctor in Sierra Leone to have been infected with the virus.
    The clinic, which opened in early November, included an 80-bed treatment centre managed by Save the Children and a 12-bed centre staffed by British Army medics specifically for healthcare workers and international staff responding to the Ebola crisis. :eek:

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