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Health officials said on Wednesday that a third medical worker in Sierra Leone, who contracted Ebola, has died.
The Associated Press reported that Presidential adviser Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, confirmed that Dr. Sahr Rogers, who was working at a medical clinic in the country, succumbed to the disease. The doctor was doing work for the World Health Organization in Kenema when he contracted the virus.
The AFP noted that two other doctors, senior physician Modupeh Cole and virologist, Umar Khan, died earlier this month after they were stricken with the deadly virus while working in the African nation.
Over the past several months more than 1200 people, including 120 healthcare workers, have died from the disease.
The Ebola outbreak plaguing West Africa is the worst in its history.
The often fatal disease, which has also showed up in primates, is spread through close human contact.
The symptoms of the Ebola virus include arthritis, chills, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and internal as well as external bleeding.