Thanks to ironorehopper for tweeting the link to this CTV News report: Ebola outbreak: Canadian doctor in self-imposed quarantine after work in Liberia. Excerpt:
A Canadian doctor is in self-imposed quarantine after spending nearly a month in West Africa treating patients in the deadly Ebola outbreak that has claimed nearly 700 lives.
Dr. Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, B.C. was among a handful of Canadian health-care workers who travelled to Liberia, one of three countries hit by the outbreak. He was part of a North American team from the Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse.
Dr. Marthyman worked at the agency’s facility in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, before returning to Canada last Saturday. While he has not tested positive for the disease, he has quarantined himself as a precaution.
“Azaria is symptom-free right now and there is no chance of being contagious with Ebola if you are not exhibiting symptoms,” Melissa Strickland, a spokesperson for Samaritan’s Purse, told CTV Vancouver Island.
Two Americans working in Liberia have come down with the disease, including one of Marthyman’s colleagues with Samaritan’s Purse, Dr. Kent Brantly. The 33-year-old married father of two children is undergoing intensive treatment for the disease, but has been able to speak with doctors and work on his computer.