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Bassa Sets Anti-Ebola Measures Along Major Highway
Date Uploaded: Aug 07, 2014

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Bassa Sets Anti-Ebola Measures Along Major Highway

By Johnson Liway, LINA Grand Bassa County Correspondent

BUCHANAN, August 7 (LINA) - Grand Bassa County and health authorities have set up two points to help contain the spread of the Ebola disease at the Cotton Tree and Big Joe Town checkpoints on the highway leading to and from Buchanan, the provincial capital.

Making the disclosure on Tuesday, the County Information Officer, Eddie Williams, said the measures are intended to thoroughly check in-coming and out-going travelers for Ebola symptoms without discrimination.

He named the measures as the use of buckets with faucets and detergent for hand washing and a state-of-the-art thermo flash for temperature detection, among others.

Williams said a thermo flash is a device shaped like a pistol which when shown between the eye and ear can release and register a person's body temperature.

“Anybody who registers a temperature above requirement on the thermo flash will be sent to a referral hospital for check-up and will not be allowed to enter or leave Grand Bassa County," he explained.

Meanwhile, Mr. Williams has reiterated a previous call by Superintendent Etweeda Cooper that anyone caught harboring an Ebola patient will be arrested and prosecuted.

Williams said earlier measures include a restriction that no funeral home should accept dead bodies without proper documents and no wake-keeping should be held without permission.

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