Ebola strikes second American doctor on Liberia is the report out of Monrovia. The physician was working in the same hospital as Dr. Kent Brantly but was not working in the Ebola ward. Rather, he was providing obstetrical care on supposedly uninfected patients.
The physician voluntarily isolated himself when he first experienced symptoms and is now in the Ebola ward that held Brantly and healthcare worker Nancy Writebol.
It is not clear at this time whether arrangements will be made to transport the physician, who was working for Samaritan’s Purse, back to the United States for treatment at Emory University Hospital. It is also unknown at this time whether doses of the experimental drug ZMAPP are available for care.
The physician has not been identified by name and is said to be in good spirits and feeling relatively well. Ebola can progress to cardiac, liver, and renal failure in the setting of widespread hemmorhage.