Via The Independent: Ebola virus: British Dr Nathalie MacDermott quarantined for three weeks returns to work. Excerpt:
A British doctor who was quarantined for three weeks after treating Ebola patients in Africa has returned to work.
Dr Nathalie MacDermott, who works at the neonatal unit in Singleton Hospital in Swansea, flew to Liberia with Christian organisation Samaritan's Purse to help victims of the deadly virus.
While she was out there, two of her fellow volunteers, Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, from the US, contracted Ebola. Dr MacDermott took over running of a specialist centre when the two were isolated after developing symptoms. Both are now recovering after being evacuated to the United States.
Although the 32-year-old was completely fine, on the advice from Public Health Wales, kept herself isolated from everyone for 21 days. Of the 50-100 patients she treated during here time there, just three survived.
"It felt like we were sitting on a time bomb which was slowly exploding under us and there was nothing we could do," said Dr MacDermott.
"There is so much work to be done and if I could get leave I would definitely go out there and help again," she added. "They need healthcare staff to not only care for patients but help to contain the spread of infection."
Only three survivors out of 50 to 100 cases seems astonishing.