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Risk cited in call to withhold Ebola drug

Decision not to treat Sierra Leone doctor ‘impossible dilemma,’ aid group says

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 4:26 a.m.

A health care worker helps a colleague as she prepares his Ebola personal protective equipment before he enters the Ebola isolation ward Tuesday at Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, the Eastern Province, about 186 miles from the capital city of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Doctors treating a Sierra Leone physician who had Ebola defended their decision not to give him an experimental drug, saying Wednesday that they feared it was too risky.

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