“The man was the third patient to arrive in Germany in recent weeks for treatment of Ebola, and the first to die.”
A 56-year-old male Ebola patient who had been working with the United Nations in Liberia died overnight at the hospital in Leipzig where he was
being treated, the hospital said Tuesday in a statement quoted by the German news media.
The brief statement gave no further details. The man was the third patient to arrive in Germany in recent weeks for treatment of Ebola, and the first to die.
The first patient, a Senegalese man who worked for the World Health Organization, was treated in Hamburg from late August until Oct. 3, when he was released. He has since returned home. The second patient, a Ugandan doctor who was working in West Africa for an Italian aid organization, continues to receive treatment at a hospital in Frankfurt.
The St. Georg clinic in Leipzig, where the man who died was treated, announced his arrival last Thursday in a statement. At the time, doctors said his condition was critical, but stable, and there were no further updates on his status.