Ebola Incidents Decline In Lofa, Increase In Nimba
It has been disclosed in Monrovia that the fight against the Ebola virus is gaining grounds in Lofa County as the situation is said to be improving on a daily basis.
Information Minister told a news conference yesterday that if the death rate was ten in the county, it is now reduced to two because the people of Lofa are adhering to preventive measures being put in place by the Ministry of Health.
Minister Brown told the conference that the major struggle for the government is to contain the virus in Monrovia that inhabits over a million persons.
Minister Brown told journalists that when once sneezes in Lofa, people get concerned and report same to the authorities, saying, “The situation has greatly improved in a place like Quarndo Gboni where over fifty persons had died since the virus was noticed in the country.”
Minister Brown called on the people of Monrovia to adhere to the preventive measures been prescribe by the Ministry of Health, saying, it is not reporting Ebola cases and the constant denial that is increasing the virus in Monrovia.
Minister Brown appealed to Monrovians to take the preventive measures being prescribed by the Ministry of Health seriously and stop the habit of denial which is producing counter-productive result in the fight against Ebola.
In a related development, the Ebola virus has killed 25 persons in Nimba County in less than three months, the Assistant Superintendent for Development, TekoYorla has disclosed.
According to the Ebola Task Force spokesperson and Assistant Superintendent for Development, Teko Yorla confirmed 48 plausible and suspected cases, 156 contacts and 25 deaths in Nimba.
Ganta has the population of more than 500, 000 but because of the outbreak residents of various communities are fleeing in thousands to towns and villages around the county.
Speaking to this paper in Ganta, the city mayor, Dorr Cooper appealed to the central Government to make food available for the suspected cases quarantined by the Ebola Task Force in the county.
He said that the Ebola burial team charged per each dead body US$ 300. 00 to bury and the City Corporation has no money to pay the burial team in the county.
Meanwhile, two dead bodies have been discovered in a house at the LPMC community in Ganta with residents of the area setting road block to call the attention of authorities in the county.