Smell of Ebola Lingers as Health Workers Fight Disease

August 21, 2014 8:21 PM

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Ebola has a specific smell, says Sebastian Stein, a medical worker in Sierra Leone. While he can’t really describe it, he can tell you the effect.

Sulaiman Kanneh Saidu, who runs an Ebola treatment center, recalls running to a police station to escape an angry mob when he tried to move a diagnosed patient, along with other suspected cases, to a hospital. The mob wanted the patients treated at home, and that’s where they ended up, he said.

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