Less than two weeks of the recovery and release of Ebola infected health workers, Samaritan’s Purse physician, Dr. Kent Brantly and SIM USA nurse, Nancy Writebol, the international Christian mission organization, SIM USA announced today that another physician has contracted the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) working in Liberia.
SIM USA made the following announcement about the yet unnamed health provider:
SIM USA reported today that one of its missionary doctors in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus.The American doctor was treating obstetrics patients at SIM’s ELWA hospital in Monrovia. Upon onset of the symptoms, the doctor immediately isolated himself and has since been transferred to the ELWA Ebola isolation unit. The doctor is doing well and is in good spirits.
“My heart was deeply saddened, but my faith was not shaken, when I learned another of our missionary doctors contracted Ebola,” said Bruce Johnson, president of SIM USA. “As a global mission, we are surrounding our missionary with prayer, as well as our Liberian SIM/ELWA colleagues, who continue fighting the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. We have gifted Liberian doctors, medical staff and support staff who are carrying on the fight.”