The Grand Cape Mount County Health Team (CHT) has reported 14 deaths and 75 persons quarantined for allegedly coming into direct contact with suspected Ebola patients in the area.
The report says that from January 1 to 6, the CHT recorded 14 deaths, which took place in Tienii, Gbesseh, Jorjoama and Camp #3 in Tewor District, where the virus is said to be prevalent.
Mr. Samuel Zayzay, Surveillance Officer for the county, gave the troubling report at the County Ebola Taskforce coordination meeting held in Robertsport last Wednesday, according to information reaching the Daily Observer.
Meanwhile, Imam Mohammed A. Paasewe, County Superintendent, also disclosed that local authorities in collaboration with the CHT, national and international partners have set up Ebola awareness and prevention measures to fight the virus.
In a related development, the Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said the government had sent a six-man technical team to the county to beef up the strength of the local Ebola Taskforce in eradicating the virus from the county.
He said government’s decision to dispatch the team to the county was because of the constant outbreak of new Ebola cases there and the need for greater efforts to curb the virus.
The six-man team will work with the CHT and local and international partners in fighting the further spread of the virus.