Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Ebola: UN Worker Dies in Germany
died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The outbreak has killed more than 4,000 people since
March - mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and
The World Health Organization described it as the
"the most severe, acute health emergency seen in
modern times". The US and UK are among countries
to have introduced scanning at airports.
The man had been working as a UN medical official
in Liberia - one of the worst affected countries by the
outbreak - when he caught Ebola. He arrived in
Germany last Thursday for treatment.
"Despite intensive medical measures and maximum
efforts by the medical team, the 56-year-old UN
employee succumbed to the serious infectious
disease," a statement from St Georg hospital said.
He was the third Ebola patient to be treated for the
deadly virus in Germany, Der Spiegel newspaper
One patient is still receiving treatment in a hospital in
Frankfurt, while a third was released from a hospital
in Hamburg after five weeks of treatment, it adds.