Two infected Americans, a dead Liberian doctor, and the worst-ever Ebola outbreak

Monday, July 28, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Terrence McCoy
WashingtonPost.com
July 28, 2014

All weekend, the Ebola news kept getting worse. It began on Saturday, when Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, confirmed that it was the latest country to confirm a death by Ebola. He was Liberian, and he had died after landing in Lagos airport on Tuesday.

Then came the news that a Sierra Leone woman, the first woman to have contracted the disease in the national capital of Freetown, who had escaped medical care after she was diagnosed, had died.

Next it was announced that one of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors, who had spearheaded national efforts against the disease, had also died after three weeks fighting the virus.

Also this weekend: Two Americans have been infected with Ebola in an outbreak that has killed more than 670 across several West African nations and frustrated and confounded both aid workers and national agencies.

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