Iowan Heading to Africa to Help with Ebola Prevent Efforts

DES MOINES, Iowa – An epidemiologist with the Iowa Department of Public Health is fighting Ebola.

Samir Koirala arrived in Sierra Leone last week. He’s working with local teams to coordinate outbreak care and prevention efforts with the Center for Disease Control.

The health expert said he is helping educate local workers like burial team members and ambulance drivers about the risks of getting Ebola. He’s also teaching putting chlorinated water in offices to clean hands and disinfecting work space daily.


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