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On the Ebola frontline: five minutes with . . . Oliver Johnson

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 11 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1106
  1. Joanne Silberner
  1. London, UK

The doctor and visiting lecturer at King’s College London describes how in 2014 he found himself in Sierra Leone in the midst of the Ebola outbreak

“I was 28 and I’d been in Sierra Leone for just over a year before the Ebola outbreak started, not doing clinical work but doing policy, teaching, that sort of thing.

“I shared a little office in the hospital. I remember seeing the news about unexplained deaths in a rural area of Guinea. Then we heard a few days later it was an Ebola …

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