The French Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights (Ministère des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des Femmes) announced today that they would be accepting a United Nations health worker who contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone.


According to the press release (computer translated),  French authorities have agreed to respond positively to the request of the World Health Organization (WHO) and welcome in France a person employed by an agency of the United Nations and victim of Ebola virus.

This person, who works in Sierra Leone in the fight against Ebola has been medicalized and secure a medical evacuation by special plane. The entire circuit support was secured from the off Freetown and the plane ride to the hospital in isolation in high-security room dedicated to the Army Instruction Bégin (St. Hospital mended), where she receives medical attention.

There are no other confirmed cases of Ebola in the area.

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Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights, said that France is fully committed to the fight against the terrible epidemic of Ebola strikes the West Africa and takes its international commitments taken medical care for humanitarian workers mobilized by non-governmental organizations and UN agencies to fight the virus in affected countries.