Ebola: WHO Denies Sierra Leone Funds to Move Infected Doctor to Germany for Treatment



The World Health Organization yesterday said it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola diseas.

Dr. Olivet Buck, a citizen of Sierra Leone, is the fourth doctor from that country to come down with Ebola, which has been blamed for 2,400 deaths in West Africa. The other three Sierra Leone doctors died in the country, NBCNews says.

Sierra Leone requested funds from the World Health Organization to evacuate the doctor to Germany on Friday, and said a Hamburg hospital was ready to receive her.

But a WHO spokesman said Saturday it could not comply with the request and instead would work to give Buck "the best care possible" in Sierra Leone, including access to experimental drugs.

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