France takes in UNICEF worker with Ebola

Nov 2, 2014 11:07 AM by News Staff

PARIS (AP) - France's government has flown in a UNICEF employee infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone for treatment.

The Health Ministry says the patient was evacuated in a special flight and is undergoing treatment in "high-security isolation" in Begin Army Training Hospital in Saint-Mande, near Paris. The patient's name was not released.

UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado confirmed Sunday that a member of its team in Sierra Leone was being treated in France, and "our hope is that our colleague will make a full recovery."

In September, France took in a Doctors Without Borders medic who had Ebola. She later recovered.

France has not had any Ebola cases on its territory, but has been active in the fight against the disease, particularly in Guinea, a former French colony.

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