Over the past decade, the Liberian government has often spent tens of thousands of dollars in fees in each high-profile case of mysterious death. The frequency of these cases has often elicited the question of why Liberia does not have locally-based pathologists.
Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francis Kateh says the country has rigorous surveillance and response systems in place to deal with any potential outbreak of Ebola.
Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Francis Kateh, revealed that genetic sequencing is currently underway to determine how 15-year-old Nathan Gbotoe became infected with the Ebola virus.
Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, has announced that the two remaining patients at the ELWA 3 Ebola Treatment Unit will shortly be discharged and declared free of the deadly virus.
The Bush Chicken has learned that several students at the Living in Christ School in the Duport Road Community, where the newest case of Ebola in Liberia emerged, are undergoing regular temperature checks for possible signs of the deadly virus.
A total of thirteen households from nine homes within the affected Cow Field community in Paynesville are currently being quarantined in the newest Ebola outbreak, although the quarantine is not being strictly enforced.
During the latest outbreak of Ebola in the country, many citizens have generally had a low level of awareness of the situation. Information dissemination has also not been as widespread as with previous outbreaks.
Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, in a press briefing on Tuesday said health authorities have still not identified the source of the newest outbreak of Ebola.