Frontline physician Tim Jagatic on the worst Ebola outbreak in history in McLean’s

Dr. Jagatic on the diseases stigma and whether or not it could spread beyond West Africa

by Genna Buck, July 25, 2014 in McLean’s (Link)

Few diseases inspire more terror than Ebola. The deadly virus causes rapidly worsening fever and pain, internal hemorrhages and, usually, death.

Most  patients spend their last days in isolation, sometimes bleeding from their eyes and nose, surrounded by people in Hazmat-style suits and goggles.

Some suspect the current outbreak originated among bat hunters near Guéckédougou, Guinea. Since February, it has spread to 1,093 people and killed 660 in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Family doctor and native of Windsor, Ont., Tim Jagatic is on the ground in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, helping Doctors Without Borders fight the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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