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Government reports 17 days of NO Ebola case

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Head of the Incident Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah
Head of the Incident Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah

(elbcradio.com/April 15, 2015)-Liberian health authorities say Liberia has gone seventeen days of the incubation period of 42 days to be declared Ebola free.

Liberia’s current status report of the Ebola virus represents the recount of the 42 days after the death of a woman in March this year.

The Head of the Incident Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah, said: “Liberians must remain vigilant by practicing good health activities for the remaining 25 days.”

“I am cautioning Ebola survivors to abstain from sexual intercourse for ninety days or beyond, and those wanting to have sex must use condom,” he noted. 

Mr. Nyenswah also disclosed that the primary, secondary and low case stages of those who came in contact with the last Ebola victim have completed their 21 days.

“They have been reintegrated into their respective communities with their family members, relatives as well as community dwellers,” Mr. Nyenswah said.

The Head of the Incident Management System told elbcradio.com that government and its partners have begun mobilizing financial and medical resources to assist Ebola survivors.

“Three American Doctors are in the country to work along with other Liberian eye doctors to administer free medical services to Ebola survivors, Mr. Nyenswah said.

Currently, Ebola survivors are developing health complications ranging from blindness, impotency, and mental disorder, among others.

In a related development, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMER) has reported a drastic decline in the number of confirmed Ebola cases in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were the three worst Ebola- affected countries in West Africa.

The Mission’s Weekly Situational Analysis shows that a total of 30 confirmed Ebola cases were reported up to the early week of April.

The UNMER said out of the number, 21 cases were reported in Guinea and nine reported in Sierra Leone, while no confirmed case was reported in Liberia.

 


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