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Lofa Ebola survivors want govts support

By Ferricks Dainsee
President Ellen Johnson addressing the people of Lofa County
President Ellen Johnson addressing the people of Lofa County

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Oct. 22, 2014)-Over 130 Ebola survivors in Lofa County are appealing to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Liberian Government for support.

According to some of the Ebola survivors, they lost their entire family members and may not continue their education, due to the virus infection.

The Ebola survivors made the appeal in an interview with www.elbcradio.com upon the arrival of President Johnson-Sirleaf in Foya, Lofa County Monday, October 20, 2014.

They commended the Liberian Leader, the Government and the Lofa County Health Team for gradually winning the war against Ebola in the county.

Also speaking at the Foya ETU, the MSF Coordinator at the Unit, Serge St-Louis, said: “Lofa County was on the verge of meeting the zero Ebola infection rate.”

Mr. St-Louis also said: “There have been no new Ebola infections on Lofa for the past three weeks and that the last six patients at the Foya ETU would be shortly discharged.”

He, however, urged the Government to tighten the borders between Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, noting that the Ebola’s new infection rate in Gaykaydu and Macinta have reached their peak.

The MSF Coordinator at the Foya ETU emphasized that if Liberia must be freed from Ebola, the borders must be closely monitored to prevent new cases and Ebola patients from crossing into Liberia.

 


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