Chief Medical Officer Completes 21-day Self-imposed Quarantine, After the Death Her Special Assistant

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The Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Liberia’s  Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn, has completed her 21-day self-imposed quarantine after the death of her special assistant, Rev. Napoleon Brathwaite.

Speaking yesterday at the Information Ministry's Ebola Hour regular press briefing,  Dr. Dahn said, it was  important for every Liberian  to focus on finding the best way of combating the deadly Ebola virus.

She explained that her  self-imposed quarantine was tense, especially after losing someone with whom you have worked closely.

Immediately following Rev. Brathwaite’s untimely death, his boss, Chief Medical Officer Dahn, in an exemplary display of self discipline and professionalism, quarantined herself at home to avoid further contact with all others, including close family members and coworkers.

Speaking of interaction with family, she said, "I separated myself from my husband, Counselor Roland Dahn, and the children at home in Redhill Field, Virginia, Montserrado County. 

“I only speak with them, but we had absolutely no physical contact whatsoever, she told the Daily Observer newspaper during her self-imposed quarantine.  She told the press briefing that after the 21-days, she is in good health.

Rev. Brathwaite’s last day in office at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, according to Dr. Dahn, was Monday, September 15, when he fell ill.   She visited him at his Barnersville Estate residence on September 20, where she saw him but did not touch him, anyone or anything in the house.  It was at that point that she decided to quarantine herself, remaining home, isolating herself from her husband, children and anyone else in the house. 

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