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“My Survival is a Complete Miracle,” Says Ebola Victim
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“My Survival is a Complete Miracle,” Says Ebola Victim

By Prince Nagbe

MONROVIA, July 16 (LINA) - Claudius Barnawolo, an Ebola survivor, has said in Monrovia that his “survival is a complete miracle from God.”

“It is only God that has kept me alive. It was strenuous and pathetic, because I was living while people pronounced me dead,” Barnawolo, a Physician Assistant (PA) at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Bushrod Island, narrated.

He made the statement Wednesday at programs marking his re-integration into society after a month of intense treatment at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia.

Claudius said he was grateful to the Almighty God for granting him the opportunity to be back outside the isolation center and to once again experience the natural breeze that he missed so much.

Barnawolo told journalists that he contracted the disease while catering to a nurse who had come down with the Ebola virus.

 Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Case Management Committee at the John F. Kennedy Hospital, Dr. Moses Massaquoi, said the case of Barnawolo is an indication that “we can have survivors, if Liberians come to the hospital on time and stop denying the existence of the disease in the country.”

Dr. Massaquoi said he was pleased to present Barnawolo to his family who had lost all hope about the survival of their brother and son.

Speaking for the family of the survivor, Nenne Parker said she was happy to see her nephew alive after coming down with the deadly disease.

Nenne, who is also a nurse at one of the hospitals in Monrovia, said nurses are not protected at their various places of work, putting them at “a very high risk of contracting the disease” just as in the case of her nephew Claudius.

According to her, doctors, nurses, physician assistants, among others, lack the protective gears needed to treat people suspected of being Ebola patients, and called on the Government to find a solution to this problem affecting the entire health sector of Liberia.



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