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Ebola kills Anglican doctor in Sierra Leone

The West African Ebola outbreak has claimed the life of an Anglican doctor in Sierra Leone. The Bishop of Freetown, the Rt. Rev. Thomas Wilson reports Dr. Olivette Buck (59) capital died last month from the deadly hemorrhagic fever. The wife of the Rev Canon Jenner Buck, vicar of St Charles Parish in Freetown, Dr. Buck was the Medical Superintendent at the Lumley Health. As of 3 October 2014 the U.S. Center for Disease Control in Atlanta reports 7470 cases with 3431 deaths reported in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Two cases have been reported in the United States and Senegal, while Nigeria reports 20 cases and 8 deaths. In his funeral sermon, Bishop Wilson said, “we all should follow the advice the health workers are giving us and should listen to the Government as they have the earthly authority after God Almighty.”  An isolation center had been set up at Bishopscourt, the diocesan headquarters, for Ebola patients, he reported, adding: ““If we follow all the preventive measures, surely God in his infinite wisdom will protect us, even if we made a little mistake.”

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