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NAHWAL Concerned About Outbreak of Ebola
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NAHWAL Concerned About Outbreak of Ebola
By Robert Dixon

MONROVIA, July 25 (LINA)-The Secretary General of National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NAHWAL), George P. Wiliiams, says the
association has observed with great concern  the second outbreak and spillover of the deadly Ebola virus across Liberia in the last 120 days.

Addressing a press conference in Monrovia Friday, the NAHWAL Secretary General called on Liberians and foreign residents to adhere to the
preventive measures that have been put in place by authorities of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and its partners to prevent them
from contracting the Ebola virus.

He also urged Liberians and foreign residents not to doubt the existence of the virus.
Mr. Williams said there are reports of the rapid spread of suspected and confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Lofa, Margibi, Montserrado,
Bong and Nimba Counties which, he noted, can be partly attributed to high level of disbelief of the existence of the virus among many Liberians.
The NAHWAL Secretary General warned against doubting the existing of the virus, noting that it is real and has no cure.
He said the virus has already killed a number of health workers including an expatriate medical doctor from Uganda.

 

Mr. Williams disclosed that these health workers died at the Foyah Burma Hospital in Lofa County, the Telewoyon Hospital in Voinjama
City, Lofa County, Redemption Hospital In Monrovia and Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County.

He added that about seven health workers have been confirmed positive with Ebola and are being attended to, while several others are under
surveillance.

Mr. Williams used the occasion to call on authorities of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to give health workers throughout the
country the needed support in the fight against the Ebola epidemic.
LINA/RD/TSS


 

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