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The head of the Ebola Response Team, Assistant Health Minister, Tolbert G. Nyenswah, said if preventive measures are observed, Liberia will see great improvement in the fight against Ebola.

Minister Nyenswah said three counties; Bomi, Cape Mount and Rivercess are currently experiencing a decrease in the Ebola infection while Lofa County is having an increase in the epidemic.

Speaking to journalists yesterday at the regular Press briefing of the Ministry of Information, Mr. Nyenswah said that a strong United Nations team is expected in the country to assess the level of Liberia’s response to the Ebola epidemic.

Minister Nyenswah said the UN team which is from the World Health Organization (WHO) is also expected to meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a bid to further fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

The minister also disclosed that the Bong County Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) will soon be opened with the help of Save the Children while Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) being delivered to various parts of the country.

Mr. Nyenswah said the three individuals to whom the Ebola medicine were administered are improving in health thus the Government of Liberia had requested the United States to send more of such medicine to Liberia but the US government said the company that manufactured the drug do not have same in supply.

He disclosed that good results are coming from the contract tracing while 12 persons were discharged yesterday from the ELWA Ebola Treatment Center (ETC).

Minister Nyenswah said Liberia has formed an Ebola Survival Network headed by a survivor of the virus and noted that community support is critical to the fight against Ebola.