With no new Ebola case discovered in Guinea for over two weeks now, the commissioner-general of the Liberia Immigration Service says his agency is continuing to restrict human traffic along the border with Guinea.
On the day a suspected Ebola patient was being treated at Redemption Hospital, the New Kru Town-based facility lacked essential personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, according to conversations with at least two staff members there.
A situational report released by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia on February 21 shows that health authorities have had at least six suspected Ebola cases since the recent outbreak in Guinea. All have tested negative.
Barely 24 hours after Liberia’s health minister disclosed that the country had no Ebola cases and that health officials were in talks with the World Health Organization to secure access to a vaccine for the virus, the country’s first suspected case was reported at Redemption Hospital. Tests later conducted confirmed the case to be negative.
Following the resurgence of Ebola in neighboring Guinea, Liberia’s health minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, has disclosed that her government, along with its neighbors, are in talks with the World Health Organization to secure access to a vaccine for the virus.
Following reports of an Ebola outbreak in neighboring Guinea, the Nimba County Health Team says it has begun to strengthen surveillance in communities bordering Guinea to prevent a spillover of the disease.
After recording three deaths, Guinean health authorities have declared an Ebola epidemic in N’Zérékoré prefecture, a region bordering the northern end of Nimba.
Much like the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Ebola revealed global inequities and exerted a debilitating psychological drag alongside its medical effects. My fellow Americans, who were so quick to condemn West Africa(ns) during the Ebola crisis, would be well served to recall their recent alarm as they struggle to address the Coronavirus.