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Brown Urges ‘All Hands On Deck’ in Ebola Fight
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Information Minister Lewis Brown

 

 

 

Brown Urges ‘All Hands On Deck’ in Ebola Fight

By Wilfred Gortor, Intern

MONROVIA, July 3 (LINA) -Information Minister Lewis Brown says the fight against the deadly Ebola virus should involve all Liberians, and that the country should use all its human resource capacity in combating the menace.

Minister Brown has accordingly called on Liberians not to treat the issue of the Ebola outbreak as “a joke,” but as “a serious matter” that all Liberians must help to eradicate from their society.

The Information Minister made the statement at the Ministry of Information regular weekly press briefing held Thursday in the Charles Gbenyon Conference Hall at the ministry.

Minister Brown informed Liberians about the damaging effects of the Ebola virus saying, “Even a medical doctor and health workers have been victims of the Ebola virus and it is not like AIDS that you can live with it for some time.”

He noted that Liberians as a people overcame and braved the storm of so many difficulties in the past and as such the fight against Ebola must be a collective battle by all Liberians until the nation is fully recovered from the disease.

Meanwhile, Minister Brown has warned Liberians to desist from seeking medication from traditional doctors or churches when hit by the Ebola virus.

He also called on chiefs and elders residing in rural Liberia to caution people to stop practicing traditional funeral rites on persons suspected to have died from the virus, stating that “even tradition must now give way to safety.”

At the same time, the Information minister has praised journalists and media entities in the country for their continued efforts in disseminating information about the deadly Ebola Virus 

He said journalists have stood as “credible partners” and have continued to aid in the journey and fight against the Ebola disease.

The Ebola virus has killed 66 people so far in Liberia since its outbreak in the country in May.

The Ministry of Health has announced that it has launched a robust campaign to combat the virus by quarantining suspected patients as well as distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to medical practitioners.

The Mano River region is now recording the worst outbreak with 64 percent Case Fertility Risk (CFR) since the virus was discovered in 1976 in Zaire.

LINA WG/TSS/PTK

 

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