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US Govt erects five ETUs-Nyenswah

By Ferricks Dainsee/Benjamin S. Taingay
One of the many units, very unique to seek  early treatment.
One of the many units, very unique to seek early treatment.

( 5, 2014)-The Chairman of the Incident Management System (IMS) on Ebola, Tolbert Nyenswah, says five of the 17 ETUs, promised by the American Government, have been constructed.

Mr. Nyenswah is also serving as Deputy Information Minister in the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf led Government. 

According to Chairman Nyenswah, the five ETUs include one each in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Kakata, Margibi County, Ganta, Nimba County, Sinje, Cape Mount County and in the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

He said: “The construction of the ETUs by the Government and partners demonstrates the Government’s unflinching commitment to driving Ebola out of Liberia.”

The Deputy Information Minister spoke to Friday, October 31, 2014 at the dedication of the five newly constructed ETUs in Congo Town.

Mr. Nyenswah refuted reports that money from the international community to fight Ebola was coming directly to the Liberian Government.

He added: “More than 80% of the funds are being directed through international NGOs and donor agencies, including the WHO.”
The Chairman of the Incident Management System, however, commended the international Community for the level of support to Liberia’s Ebola fight.

Meanwhile, the Head of the new ETU, Soka Moses, has again warned male Ebola survivors not to have sexual intercourse with their partners until after three months.

Dr. Moses noted: “The window period for male Ebola survivors to clear the virus from their system is three months. Any sexual intercourse during the window period would cause the female partner to definitely contract the disease.”

He, however, added: “Ebola survivors cannot contract the disease more than one time and therefore people should not be afraid of them.”


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