"Dr. Jonah Kule died this evening, Tuesday 4 December, at Mulago Hospital [of Ebola hemorrhagic fever] ...
"Ebola is horrific. There are no words to express our grief. And this makes the whole epidemic even more frightening, if that were possible."
So writes Dr. Jennifer Myhre, a medical missionary, who, along with her husband, Dr. Scott Myhre, has lived in Bundibugyo District in remote western Uganda for 14 years serving the poorest of the poor.
"We have lost one of our best friends," she continues.
The Myhres -- Scott, a family physician, and Jennifer, a pediatrician, knew Kule since they began work in this virtually unknown corner of the world.
Bundibugyo is a place that rarely makes the news -- that is until a week ago when the deadly Ebola virus erupted with vengeance into a ghastly epidemic.
Native to Africa, Ebola is not well known in the United States. But in central and eastern parts of Africa, where it periodically explodes into fatal, bloody outbreaks, the mere mention of the word sparks dread and panic.
作者:admin@医学,生命科学 2011-08-31 17:16