HUFFINGTON POST
09/17/2014 02:19 pm ET Updated Sep 18, 2014

French Aid Worker For MSF Contracts Ebola In Liberia

PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity said in a statement on Wednesday.

The volunteer, the first French national to catch the disease in the current outbreak, was put in quarantine on Sept. 16 when the first symptoms of the illness appeared.

She will be evacuated to a specialized treatment center in France. (Reporting By John Irish; editing by Leigh Thomas)

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