Liberia Accounts for Total 6 Ebola Cases

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Dr. Francis Kateh, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Deputy Health Minister, has confirmed two persons who have died of Ebola, with a new case being reported in Paynesville, on A.B. Tolbert road, outside Monrovia.
Dr. Kateh made the disclosure yesterday in Monrovia at the Information Ministry regular press briefing on Capitol Hill.
According to him, the new case brings the total number of confirmed cases to six but four are in at an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU). The two deaths were reported from Margibi and Montserrado counties.
He explained, “We have a confirmed case in Montserrado and people have already been quarantined in A. B. Tolbert Estate road area.”
He stated that all the confirmed and deceased cases are from Montserrado and Margibi counties.
He said there are 124 persons under “precautionary observation” which is being done voluntarily in Margibi County, taking into consideration the impact of quarantining a community, excluding the AB Tolbert Road area in Montserrado County.
Among the 124 persons, 16 are in Montserrado County.
Dr. Kateh said, they have written all County Health Teams to be on their alert and to institute measures to control further confirmations.
“We call on the various superintendents to join county health teams to be on alert,” he added.
He said the Ministry of Health will provide the public with vital information through press conferences and releases concerning the status of Ebola cases and the causes of the outbreak, as government remains committed in combating the virus and breaking the transmission to other counties.
He further explained that health officials have developed many protocols and best practices aimed at increasing survivor rate across the country.


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