Mont. doctor shares stories of treating Ebola in West Africa

“The disease is way worse than I thought,” Dr. Luanne Freer, medical director for Yellowstone National Park, told Montana State University students

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Dr. Luanne Freer had years of experience with illness and death, but nothing prepared her for the trauma and tragedy she witnessed on the front lines of Africa’s Ebola epidemic.

Freer, 56, Yellowstone National Park’s medical director for 20 years, volunteered with the nonprofit Partners in Health to treat Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for an intense six weeks.

“My experience was life-changing,” Freer said. “The disease is way worse than I thought.”

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