by Mayowa Aboah
Top Sierra Leonian doctor, Sheik Umar Khan, who was leading the fight against Ebola, in his country, has died from the virus.
Khan, 39, who was called a “national hero” by the Health Ministry for treating more than 100 patients, died on Tuesday, less than 7 days after it was announced that he had been infected.
Confirming the incident, the country’s chief medical officer, Brima Kargbo said; “It is a big and irreparable loss to Sierra Leone as he was the only specialist the country had in viral haemorrhagic fevers”.
Few days ago, a doctor in Liberia, responsible for treating infected patients was also infected by the deadly virus.
Since the outbreak of Ebola in February this year, more than 672 people have been killed in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.