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Health Ministry Reintegrates 10 Ebola Survivors
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Health Ministry Reintegrates 10 Ebola Survivors

By Wilfred Gortor, Intern

MONROVIA, July 10 (LINA) -The Ministry of Health says it has reintegrated 10 Ebola survivors into their respective communities in Lofa and Montserrado counties.

The Ministry also revealed that it has increased efforts and methods aimed at interrupting the transmission and spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has continued to terrorize and instill fear into Liberians.

Speaking Thursday at the Ministry of Information weekly press conference in Monrovia, Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services, Tolbert Nyenswah said the 10 survivors, seven females and three males, were re-integrated into society after completing 21 days in quarantine by isolation units.

He noted that the survivors, nine from Lofa and one from Montserrado, formerly tested positive for the Ebola virus but further laboratory results later proved negative after repeated analysis of their specimens.

Nyenswah called on Liberians to receive this news as a success story as recovery from Ebola can be made possible provided there is an early warning system and immediate provision of treatment of suspected Ebola cases.

Meanwhile, Nyenswah has said already 250 out of the total number of 500 targeted Health facilities have been reached in Montserrado and rural Liberia where training and sensitization methods were taught to doctors, nurses, securities and support staff and others professionals.

He said the Health Ministry and partners have also provided protective materials which include gloves, disposable gowns, chlorines and other assorted materials to the health facilities to combat and contain the Ebola disease.

According to Nyenswah, as of July 9 two new suspected Ebola cases were reported bringing the cumulative cases to 143 with 64 so far to be confirmed.

Liberia’s Ebola case fatality rate currently stands at 69.1 percent, with 81 total deaths, which include 38 confirmed deaths so far.

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