Italian doctor in Ebola quarantine

Medic took train ride after returning from Sierra Leone

(ANSA) - Aosta, October 31 - A doctor in the northwestern Italian town of Quart was notified Friday that he was being placed under precautionary quarantine after returning from Sierra Leone where he treated hospital patients for one month. The doctor landed in Malpensa airport Thursday afternoon and reached the Val d'Aosta town by train. He had treated patients in a hospital run by the Italian NGO Emergency.
    The 21-day isolation is being imposed on the doctor by the local authorities to prevent the risk of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which has been blazing a path of carnage across Sierra Leone among other Western African countries. "It seems excessive to me," the doctor told ANSA regarding the prevention procedure.


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