- Search Results
Nurse Killed, 11 Show Ebola Symptoms In Kakata
Date Uploaded: Aug 06, 2014

Margibi County Flag




Nurse Killed, 11 Show Ebola Symptoms In Kakata

By Richard Baysah, LINA Margibi County Correspondent

KAKATA, August 5 (LINA) - One nurse has died and 11 others working at the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County are showing symptoms of the Ebola disease, the Medical Director, Dr. Adolphus Yeiah, has disclosed.

Dr. Yeiah told the Liberia News Agency Tuesday he will shutdown the hospital if results of specimen taken from those nurses prove positive, adding “this will show that the situation could go from bad to worse at the hospital.” 

He added that the situation has left the hospital partially abandoned by the nurses who have been complaining about the lack of personal protective equipment to no avail.

According to Yeiah, the victim, a lab technician, is identified as Steven Blamah, who, along with the other 11 unidentified nurses, contracted the virus from one of their late colleagues, John Quaye, from another public health facility in Kakata.

He said the late Quaye concealed the information from his colleagues about having the disease, and was working alongside them “secretly treating suspected patients of the virus at his home.”

He said the late Quaye’s wife and sister, whose names were not disclosed, are also down with the virus and are refusing to show up at the hospital after doctors advised them to do so following Quaye’s death.


latest headlines
Judge Kaba Reserves Ruling In E.J. Roye Building Case
Judge Yussuf D. Kaba of the Civil Law Court has reserved ruling in a motion for Declaratory Judgment filed by some individuals calling themselves ...more
CENTAL Raises Eyebrow About Political Parties Spending
The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has expressed concern over the expenditure of political parties on fleets of n ...more
LTA, Partners End Int’l Internet Workshop
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and partners have ended a two-day international workshop on ICANN (the Internet Cooperation for As ...more
Liberia To Host GIABA Plenary, Ministerial Meetings
Liberia will host the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) 27th Technical Commission/Plenary and 17th M ...more
GOL, Sweden Sign US$21.6m Accord On Feeder Roads In 7 Counties
The Governments of Liberia and Sweden have signed a US$21.6 million agreement to support the third phase of the Liberia-Swedish Feeder Roads Proj ...more
Defense Ministry Relaxes Camp Ramrod Eviction
The Ministry of Defense has with immediate effect put on hold its notice of eviction to inhabitants of the 72nd Camp Ramrod Barracks in Paynesvil ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency