Specimen Test Before Burial Order Enforced In Maryland

By Lewis Verdier

Maryland county authority in collaboration with the County Health Team has agreed that specimen of dead bodies be taken and tested before burial in the county.

The measure according to the county’s authority is intended to establish the actual cause of people’s death in a bid to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the county.

Speaking at a joint news conference recently at the office of the Assistant Superintendent, the director for community health services, Cyrus Sneh, said all is set and safe for the transportation of specimens from Maryland to a lab in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.

Mr. sneh noted that the County Health Team in collaboration with the Ministry of Health has given guidelines and measures for schools to follow in order to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus as schools are about to be reopened across the county.

At the same time, the Assistant Superintendent, Nathaniel Toe, disclosed that thermometers have been distributed to public offices, check points and border entrance points too to ensure that people’s temperature are taken.

The county authority and the health team are requesting citizens to abide by the rules and mandated that specimens be taken on every dead body.