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Italy's 1st Ebola patient

Ebola Update: Robert Carter reports that an Italian physician has contracted the Ebola virus. This is the first Italian citizen infected with Ebola. The unnamed doctor while working with an NGO was treating Ebola infected patients in Sierra Leone.  Reportedly, the physician exhibited symptoms (nausea and vomiting) consistent with the onset of hemorrhagic fever. The physician later tested positive and was diagnosed with Ebola. 

The physician was subsequently transported to Rome via  a "specialized" Italian Air Force KC 767.  The physician is currently recovering at Rome's prestigious Lazzaro Spallanzani Institute according to ANSA. Headed by the brilliant Dr. Emanuele Nicastri, the facility specializes in treating infectious diseases. The Winston Salem Journal reports "that the 50 plus unnamed physician is being treated with the same experimental drugs used in the United States and other European countries to treat people infected with the Ebola virus."

Italian Doctor taken to plane                        KC 767 equipped to transport the MD
AP photo                                                          AP photo

Emanuele Nicastri, Head Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease at a News Conference 
AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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