British military tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone

Scientists are already studying the first vaccines against Ebola. | Photo: AFP

The British government announced Wednesday that a military officer in the medical corps of the country tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone.

“We can confirm that a medical member of the British Army in Sierra Leone tested positive for Ebola. Some medical experts are currently evaluating the situation to ensure that you receive the proper treatment, “said a statement from Public Health England, government agency responsible for health.

Sanitary sources indicated that Sierra Leone is providing all the proper care and England sent a plane to evacuate the country if necessary, but has not yet decided whether it will or not transferred.

“The health worker of the British armed forces is hospitalized in a specialized Ebola in Kerry Town, in western Sierra Leone center” according to AFP.At present the authorities investigate how the official could spread disease.

With this new case and three British citizens who have tested positive for Ebola in similiar situations are recorded.

Sierra Leone has posted more than 11 thousand 466 cases of Ebola infections to date since the epidemic struck the country leaving more than 500 dead 3000, according to the World Health Organization.

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