Penn doctor prepares to fight Ebola in Liberia

October 16, 2014

This is such an inspiring story! Trish Henwood, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will travel to Liberia to work with the International Medicine Corps treating Ebola.

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She will be entering the epicenter of the largest known Ebola epidemic, which has infected 8,914 people in West Africa and killed at least 4,447, according to the World Health Organization. More than half the reported deaths have been in Liberia. And the WHO predicts that 1.4 million people could soon be infected if aid efforts aren't increased. Trish is among a pioneering wave of ER physicians who have learned that the humble little ultrasound machine is a "game-changer" in remote countries.

For the full story click on this link: http://articles.philly.com/2014-10-15/news/55065707_1_liberia-epidemic-new-job

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