Ebola patient in Guinea dies after jumping off ambulance
CONAKRY, Oct. 18 (Xinhua/Sun) -- One patient suspected of being infected with Ebola virus died on Friday when he jumped off an ambulance that was taking him to a treatment center in Guinea's Kankan region, about 800 km from Conakry, health sources have said.
Three suspected Ebola patients from Kankan were being driven by the health services to the Gueckedou treatment center situated about 300 km away.
During the journey, one of the patients jumped off from the ambulance that was in high speed and died on the spot, with a broken neck.
His wife, equally suspected of being infected and carried in the same ambulance, fled into the bush.
The third suspected patient was transported to the treatment center where he is awaiting results of clinical examination