Listen: This Doctor Tried To Save A Boy With The Ebola Virus

Jun 26, 2014

The World Health Organization has reported the largest outbreak of Ebola ever: more than 330 deaths in western Africa, and the number is rising.  Dr. William Fischer is an infectious disease specialist at the UNC School of Medicine. He has just returned from Guinea, the epicenter of the outbreak.  Fischer admits he was scared at first. He wore protective clothing and a mask that made him look more like an astronaut than a physician. 

When asked about one of his most memorable experiences, he told this story:

Read more stories from Dr. Fischer's blog, Dispatch from Guinea: Containing Ebola.

Dr. Fischer and a colleague. This clothing will protect them from Ebola.