Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bravest of the Brave

The news that British health worker Pauline Cafferkey has been diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Scotland from Sierra Leone is a reminder of how very proud we should be of those British people who have risked their lives by going to Africa to fight this horrible disease.

Ms Cafferkey an associate public health nurse at Blantyre Health Centre, was part of a group of up to 50 NHS healthcare workers who returned to the UK at the weekend after volunteering in Sierra Leone. She had been working with Save the Children.

The outbreak of Ebola in Africa has already claimed  about 7,800 lives since it broke out a year ago. The World Health Organization estimates that the number of people infected by the disease in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has now passed 20,000. It is very important this outbreak is brought under control, and those who have gone to fight the disease and help those suffering from it are true heroes.

They are the bravest of the brave.

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