According to vanguard nigeria, 

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An American doctor battling
West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick
with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency said. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, said Dr Kent
Brantly had been isolated at the group’s Ebola
treatment center at the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. “Dr Brantly is married with two children,” the group said, in a statement posted to its website on Saturday.

“Samaritan’s Purse is committed to doing
everything possible to help Dr Brantly during this
time of crisis. We ask everyone to please pray for
him and his family.” The aid agency did not immediately return calls from AFP. The US State Department said it was aware of an Ebola case but could not provide information about a private individual.

Brantly is the medical director of the Samaritan’s
Purse Ebola case management center in Liberia,
where the agency continues to work with Liberian and international health officials to contain the outbreak.

Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever with a very high
fatality rate. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have
borne the brunt of the recent epidemic, and last
week Nigeria recorded its first death. As of July 20, the number of Ebola cases recorded
in the months-long epidemic stood at 1,093,
including more than 660 deaths, according to the
World Health Organization.

The virus can fell victims within days, causing
severe fever and muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea
and, in some cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding.

Ebola is believed to be carried by animals hunted
for meat, notably bats. It spreads among humans via bodily fluids including sweat, meaning you can get sick from touching an infected person. With no vaccine, patients believed to have caught
the virus must be isolated to prevent further
contagion.

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