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Liberia reports confirmed Ebola case

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Tolbert Nyensuah
Tolbert Nyensuah

(elbcradio.com/June 30, 2015)-Liberia has reported one confirmed case of Ebola.

Health Minister, Bernice Dahn, made the disclosure Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Information Ministry’s Press Conference in Monrovia.

Minister Dahn repeated calls for caution among residents and to abide by the Ebola preventive measures. Dr. Dahn encouraged citizens to report the sick and keep on a vigorous watch as they did during the Ebola crisis.

She said the source of the new case has not been established. The virus was contained in the corpse of a 17-year old boy already buried. The deceased resided with his father in Melowen Town, Smell-No Taste Community in Margibi County.

Family members have been told to remain at home while they receive support from the Government.

News of the Ebola case was first reported by the Head of Liberia’s Incident Management Unit, Tolbert Nyensuah, and it comes nearly two months after the country was declared free of the virus.

Liberia now has to go through another 42-day count-down.
The last time similar incident happened involving a woman in Caldwell believed to be in her early 40s.

Dr. Dahn and Mr. Nyensuah told Liberians not to panic, because the country has the capacity to tacklwe any Ebola outbreak.

They said even the World Health Organization (WHO) IS AWARE OF Liberia’s ability to deal with the disease.
A team of health workers and authorities from the Health Ministry have already been sent to the area where the victim once lived.

The Incident Management Unit says Vigorous contact-tracing has begun and the situation is under control.

 


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