Ebola claims life of UN medic in Germany

Ebola claims life of UN medic in Germany

An international member of the United Nations' medical team who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures", a German hospital said today.

The St Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, who has not been named, died of the infection overnight . It released no further details.

The man tested positive for Ebola on October 6 and arrived in Leipzig for treatment on October 9, where he was put into a special isolation unit.

The man was the third Ebola patient to be flown to Germany for treatment.

The first patient, a Senegalese man infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation in Sierra Leone, was taken to a Hamburg hospital in late August for treatment.

He was discharged on October 3 after recovering and returned to his home country, the hospital said.

Another patient, a Ugandan man who worked for an Italian aid group in West Africa, is undergoing treatment in a Frankfurt hospital.

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