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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.