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Danbury Doctor And Global Health Advocate Fights Ebola, Zika Virus

Danbury Doctor And Global Health Advocate Fights Ebola, Zika Virus

Dr. Majid Sadigh was suited up like an astronaut and all you could see were his eyes. This was 2014, when he was in Liberia, West Africa, fighting the deadly Ebola epidemic, covered from head to toe in a protective Tyvek suit, hood and goggles.

Ebola is a highly contagious disease that, in average cases, has a 50 percent mortality rate, according to the World Health Organization. The disease is transmitted human to human through contact with bodily fluids, as well as surfaces, such as bedding and clothing, that have come in contact with infected bodily fluids.

Sadigh, an infectious disease expert, was among the doctors who went to Africa to help during the worst of the Ebola...

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