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Italian doctor with Ebola returning for treatment

The Italian Health Ministry says an Italian doctor working in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is being transferred to Rome for treatment.

The Ministry said in a statement on Monday that the doctor, who works for the non-governmental organization Emergency, is arriving overnight in Italy for treatment at the Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome. The doctor was not identified. It is Italy’s first confirmed case of Ebola.

The Ministry said all measures were being taken to ensure the safe transport of the patient.


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