Doctors risking their lives to fight Ebola

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Doctors caring for an Ebola patient

           The Ebola disease is considered to be one of the world’s deadliest. First, because Ebola is incurable and also because the disease spreads very easily. More than 660 people of the 1,100 who have fallen sick with Ebola have died, in the worst outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever on record. Just body contact with a patient can transfer the disease. Ebola is a disease that many doctors and health workers will like to stay away from. However, few others are risking their lives to combat this monstrous disease. Sadly, three doctors who have been treating Ebola virus victims have been infected with the virus and are now battling for their lives.
         I will share the story of these three doctors who have ignored all risks and fears to care for the sick and dying Ebola patients, whom most of their colleagues prefer to avoid.
         ‘God’s going to deliver me from this but even if he doesn’t… I have no regrets’. These were the words of Dr Kent Brantly, a 33 year old American working for the charity organization, Samaritans Purse to combat Ebola in Liberia.


Devoted: Kent Brantly, pictured with his wife Amber and their two children, contracted Ebola while working with patients in Liberia. He and his family chose to stay in the country even after Ebola began to spread.

Dr Sheikh Umar Khan
        Sheikh Khan is one of the three senior doctors that have been diagnosed with the Ebola virus disease within a week. The Sierra Leone leading Ebola specialist, Dr Sheikh Umar Khan tested positive last week, and is being treated at a Medecins Sans Frontieres clinic. Thankfully, he is expected to survive.


Dr. Samuel Brisbane
    Unfortunately, Dr. Samuel became the first Liberian doctor to die in the outbreak the World Health Organization says. A Ugandan doctor working in the country died earlier this month. Brisbane, who once served as a medical adviser to former Liberian President Charles Taylor, was working as a consultant with the internal medicine unit at the country’s largest hospital, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia.  After falling ill with Ebola, he was taken to a treatment center on the outskirts of the capital, where he died.

     These brave and courageous doctors with large hearts have sacrificed their own lives and health to help fight this threatening and scary disease. We must recognize the great work they are doing and keep praying for them. Its a great pity that we lost Dr Sam. May the Lord rest his soul.


6 thoughts on “Doctors risking their lives to fight Ebola

    Dr. Rex said:
    July 30, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Reblogging in their honor & to recognize them!


      lotenna responded:
      July 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Dr Rex. You have a golden heart. I really admire you genuine concern for them and indeed many other people going through hard times around the world.


        Dr. Rex said:
        July 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm

        Thank YOU, lotenna! You are educating me. Thx for this post!


      John said:
      October 3, 2014 at 5:51 am

      Did they not care for their families? Were their egos such that they would jeapordize health and welfare for the sake of others w/o regard for their own families? How is this admirable?


        lotenna responded:
        October 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

        John, you seem not to understand. I hope you read the post. Its not a matter of ego. These doctors followed the best medical practices in treating the Ebola disease but unfortunately, they happened to get the virus. So they were very brave by agreeing to treat patients with Ebola and doing their duty to the best of their ability.


    Jueseppi B. said:
    July 30, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCratâ„¢.


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