Victoria doctor returns from fighting Ebola in Africa

A Victoria doctor flew home Saturday after nearly a month volunteering with a charitable organization aimed at helping those in Africa stricken with the deadly Ebola virus.

In early July, Azaria Marthyman, a 48-year-old physician at Admirals Medical Clinic, joined a registered nurse from Vancouver to be part of a 14-member contingent from Samaritan’s Purse Canada, an international Christian relief and development organization.

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He expected to be back by the end of July.

Marthyman did not return phone calls Monday to confirm reports that he’d put himself in a voluntary quarantine.

In a blog post dated Thursday, Marthyman reported he was close to ending his stay and he was preparing to come home to Victoria.

“I am doing very well physically and emotionally, having worked every day since my arrival in Liberia, and today having to say goodbye to so many people,” wrote Marthyman.

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