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Another Sierra Leone doctor dies from Ebola

A banner encouraging people suffering from Ebola to go immediately to a health centre for treatment is seen on a sidewalk in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  

An official in Sierra Leone said another of the country’s leading physicians has died from Ebola.

Sidie Yayah Tunis, director of communications for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, announced that Modupeh Cole died on Wednesday.

Cole was one of the lead doctors working in the Ebola isolation ward in Connaught Hospital in Freetown.

Cole’s death comes on the heels of that of another physician, who was leading Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola, Sheik Humarr Khan.

Ebola has killed more than 1,000 people in a West African outbreak that has also hit Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.

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