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Aid Workers React To Ebola Diagnosis Of Two Americans

In this photo taken on Monday, March 2, 2015, a health care worker prepares a colleague's Ebola virus protective gear at an Ebola virus clinic operated by the International Medical Corps in Makeni, Sierra Leone. (Michael Duff/AP)
In this photo taken on Monday, March 2, 2015, a health care worker prepares a colleague's Ebola virus protective gear at an Ebola virus clinic operated by the International Medical Corps in Makeni, Sierra Leone. (Michael Duff/AP)

An American health care worker arrived on Friday at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland to begin treatment for the deadly Ebola virus. The patient, who is not being identified, was working with Partners in Health and is the 11th person with the virus to be treated in the U.S.

For one organization, the news brings back dark memories of saving two of its own workers from the virus. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks to George Salloum, Ebola crisis team leader for Serving in Mission (SIM), about his organization’s experience with treating some of its own.

Guest

  • George Salloum, Ebola crisis team leader for West Africa and vice-president of finance and operations for Serving in Mission (SIM).

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