Via CBC News British Columbia: Azaria Marthyman, Ebola doctor, returns home to Victoria. Excerpt:
A Victoria doctor who was part of a medical group that travelled to Liberia earlier this month to treat victims of the Ebola virus has returned home, while two of his U.S. colleagues fight for their lives against the deadly virus.
Dr. Azaria Marthyman was part of a 14-member team sent by Christian relief agency Samaritan's Purse to provide clinical care as a renewed outbreak of Ebola ravages West Africa.
On Saturday, the charity issued a news release saying that one of Marthyman's colleagues, Dr. Kent Brantly of the U.S., had tested positive for the virus and was being treated in isolation in Liberia.
On Sunday, Serving In Mission (SIM) — another charity that works closely with Samaritan's Purse — said that Nancy Writebol, an American who was part of the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team had also tested positive for Ebola and was being treated in the same isolation centre as Brantly.
Marthyman is reported to have placed himself in voluntary quarantine on his return.
"Azaria is symptom-free right now and there is no chance of being contagious with Ebola if you are not exhibiting symptoms," spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse, Melissa Strickland, told CTV Vancouver Island.
The report goes on to say that Dr. Marthyman is declining requests for media interviews. I posted about his journey to Liberia on July 6. He wrote some comments on his first impressions on the Samaritan's Purse blog on July 13.