Since Ebola erupted in West Africa, there have been 27,443 reported cases, More than 11,000 people have died. “It is under control, we buried the corpse safely and our team will beef up work in the surrounding areas”, Mr. Nyenswah said.
As the epidemic began to subside at the end of previous year the handshakes made a comeback, but the “Ebola shake” was back as Monrovians met in the streets on Wednesday.
Moses Massaquoi, the head of the Liberian government’s Ebola management department, said that 14 conventional health workers among the people identified to have had contact with Memaigar placed themselves in voluntary quarantine.
Ebola is no longer ebola free. They also went to work tracing the victim’s movements, trying to figure out who he may have come into contact with while infected. The body belongs to a 17-year-old boy and authorities are now finding people who may have interacted or have come in contact with the latest victim, according to CBC News.
According to Joyce Gbee, an occupant of the house in which Nyanfor was taken; health workers took specimen of Nyanfor and others on Tuesday before returning Wednesday to take him away. The very high mortality rate of the disease, estimated at around 60% in this outbreak, means that Ebola can quickly claim more lives than other, more established killers.
Health officials in Liberia are investigating news Ebola cases that emerged amidst the recent announcement that the country is now Ebola-free.
CNN reported that the teen – who resided near the Liberian airport – sought out medical attention at a local clinic on June 21 after showing signs of Ebola. In the new case, the teenage boy was treated for malaria, and was only diagnosed with Ebola after his death.
Liberia was the worst hit of the three West African countries affected by the disease since a year ago.
Liberia’s Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn has stressed the need to strengthen surveillance in the health system to adequately respond to any new Ebola case immediately.
The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (Unmeer) visited Guinea Bissau last week to inspect its preparedness in case Ebola crosses the border after cases were registered in the neighbouring prefecture of Boké in Guinea.
The country was reporting more than 300 new cases a week, with uncollected and highly infectious bodies piling up in the streets of Monrovia, a sprawling, chaotic city at the best of times.
“The main concern here is: Did this man infect anybody else before he died?”