United Nations worker dies of Ebola in German hospital
United Nations worker dies of Ebola in German hospital

United Nations worker dies of Ebola in German hospital

A Sudanese medical official in his fifties who was working for the UN in Liberia has died of Ebola in a hospital in Leipzig, Germany.

The UN employee from Liberia who was transported to Leipzig last week after contracting Ebola died overnight at St. Georg Hospital, according to the St Georg clinic.

The man tested positive for Ebola on 6 October, prompting Liberia’s UN peacekeeping mission to place 41 staff members who had possibly been in contact with him under “close medical observation.”

The infected worker arrived in Leipzig for treatment on 9 October, and was put into a special isolation unit at the Leipzig hospital.

The man was the third Ebola patient to be flown to Germany for treatment.

The first patient, a Senegalese man infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone, was brought to a Hamburg hospital in late August for treatment.

The man was released on 3 October after recovering and returned to his home country, the hospital said.

Another patient, a Ugandan man who worked for an Italian aid group in West Africa, is undergoing treatment in a Frankfurt hospital.


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