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Ebola: British Nurse who Survived Returns to Sierra Leone



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William Pooley, the 29-year-old health worker who was the first Briton to contract Ebola in Sierra Leone, has returned to the country as he promised he would.

Pooley told BBC that he returned to Sierra Leone because he felt there was a great emergency in the country, and felt an urgent need to help out.

He will resume work today – Monday, at the isolation unit at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he will train staff and set up new isolation units.

Photo Credit: PA/BBC


  1. Author Unknown

    October 20, 2014 at 4:08 am

    God will bless you.

  2. Vanessa

    October 20, 2014 at 4:38 am

    That’ real dedication right there, a nurse not because he had no other option, but a calling. Must have read Florence Nightingale oath thoroughly.

  3. anonym

    October 20, 2014 at 5:16 am

    now this is what i call COURAGE…..may God go with u on your mission to save lives & prosper u as u do so….Amen!

  4. anonym

    October 20, 2014 at 5:29 am

    now this is what i call COURAGE!…. May God go with u on ur mission to save lives and prosper u as u do…Amen!

  5. 'Gbemi L.

    October 20, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Brave man!

  6. Bvl

    October 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Foreigners doing what most of us can’t do for ourselves… #God’sblessings

  7. papermoon

    October 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

    God bless you even unto your descendants. May he never forget this kindness.

  8. Max

    October 20, 2014 at 9:08 am

    God bless you real good.

  9. Grown Woman

    October 20, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Wow such a brave man…May God bless you abundantly.

  10. S!

    October 20, 2014 at 9:51 am

    This man doesn’t value his life.
    God gave you another chance & you are going to throw it away?

    • Miss_Flygerian

      October 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Can you please shut it and get educated? An Ebola survivor is immune to the disease.

    • Beeeee

      October 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      You are part of the reason why there is so much evil and wickedness in the world. Even if he wasn’t immune to the disease. The fact that he decided to go back and help shows that he cares for humanity. How can you say such a wicked thing. Do you know how many people still need help in Sierra Leone? This is the time to applaud such a courageous man and not to sit behind whatever device you are privileged to use spewing rubbish

  11. Tosin

    October 20, 2014 at 10:19 am


  12. mbakara

    October 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    God bless u. @S! I pity u.
    He is already immuned, This is his choice, respect it.

  13. jake ro

    October 20, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Now , that is the spirit.he is one of the real heroes out there.when others are refusing to come to africa to help do to fear of course;you who almost die helping came back.just thank you for your big heart dear.may you live long to save more lives.

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