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About half of the 3,000 people who ahve caught the virus have died in the current Ebola outbreak

About half of the 3,000 people who ahve caught the virus have died in the current Ebola outbreak

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About half of the 3,000 people who ahve caught the virus have died in the current Ebola outbreak

A fourth doctor has died of Ebola in Sierra Leone after a failed bid to transfer her abroad for treatment.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Brima Kargbo confirmed that Dr Olivet Buck has died.

Sierra Leone had requested funds from the World Health Organisation to evacuate the doctor to Germany on Friday.

WHO said it could not meet the request but instead would work to give Buck "the best care possible" in Sierra Leone, including access to experimental drugs.

More than 300 health workers have become infected with Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. According to WHO, nearly half of them have died.

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