Four Dutch quarantined in Sierra Leone to rule out Ebola
Four Dutch people have been placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone as a precaution to make sure they have not been infected with Ebola. They are two doctors, who work in the Masanga Hospital in Tonkolli where a patient died of Ebola last week, and one of the doctors' wife and child, the Telegraaf reports.
The 27 year old patient spent two days in the hospital before he died of Ebola. As a precaution the hospital quarantined all 123 patients and hospital staff for three weeks. The four Dutch people have to stay quarantined for another two weeks. They can stay in their homes. The other 118 patients and staff members have been quarantined in large buildings on the hospital grounds.
Doctors Without Borders Netherlands has sent doctors to the hospital to treat the patients. The four Dutch people are doing well under the circumstances.
This is the first case of Ebola in the Tonkolli district in more than 150 days.