By Stephanie Stahl
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thousands of doctors who know all about Ebola, an infectious disease, are meeting in Philadelphia. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie sits down with one doctor who just got back from Africa treating those sickened by the disease.
It’s a full house at the convention center to hear Dr. Robert Fowler, who’s been treating Ebola patients in West Africa.
“There’s definitely a level of concern that’s pervasive,” said Dr. Fowler. Working with the World Health Organization, Dr. Fowler has been in Guinna, Sierra Leone, and Liberia on and off for the last six months. He says conditions are difficult. Treatment options are limited.
“At a personal and professional level that can be very tough because you’re seeing people that are experiencing an illness that has a very high mortality rate. About half of them or more will die,” said Dr. Fowler.
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