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Ebola claims another top doctor in West Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo courtesy of  CBS News

A second senior doctor has died from the deadly Ebola virus that has so far killed more than 670 people in west Africa. Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died on Tuesday in Sierra Leone.

His death follows that of prominent Liberian doctor Samuel Brisbane at the weekend where two American health workers are currently hospitalized with the disease.

The outbreak is described as the largest in history with deaths also reported in Guinea and Nigeria.

Meanwhile a major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concerns over the outbreak. Asky said it took the decision to keep “its passengers and staff safe during this unsettling time”.

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