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Cape Mount Records First Suspected Ebola Case
By D. Ignatius Roberts, LINA Grand Cape Mount County Correspondent
ROBERTSPORT, July 6 (LINA) - The first suspected case of the deadly Ebola disease has been recorded at the St. Timothy Government Hospital in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.
The hospital's Medical Director, Sekou Kieta, told the Liberia News Agency correspondent Saturday that the Health Ministry has taken specimen from the suspected Ebola patient to Monrovia for testing.
Dr. Keita said following the submission of the testing result, it will be established whether the patient is an Ebola patient or not.
He said the patient is still undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Meanwhile, Grand Cape Mount County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Tenneh Simpson Kpedebah, is calling on the Ministry of Health to provide protective materials for health workers to prevent them from contracting the Ebola virus.
The local government official said failure to provide protective gear to health workers could make them to abandon suspected Ebola patients and even the hospital.
She stressed the need for Government to protect the county from the Ebola virus, especially as it shares common borders with the Sierra Leone, where Ebola cases have also been reported.