South Korean Flown to Germany for Ebola Treatment

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South Korean Flown to Germany for Ebola Treatment

World Health Organization officials wearing protective gear against the Ebola virus. (Agence France- Presse)

Berlin:  A member of a South Korean medical team treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has been flown to Germany after suffering an injury with a hypodermic needle.

Berlin's renowned Charite hospital said in a statement that the unidentified medic was taken to its special isolation unit today.

The hospital didn't stay whether an Ebola infection had been confirmed in the patient, but said a news conference would take place later in the day.

The World Health Organization says more than 8,000 people have died from the Ebola outbreak that began in West Africa about a year ago.




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