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Margibi Records 47 Suspected Ebola Deaths In One Week
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Inspector and Co-chair of the Margibi County Burial Team, Tarr Sackie

                     

 

 

 

Margibi Records 47 Suspected Ebola Deaths In One Week

By Richard Baysah, LINA Margibi County Correspondent

KAKATA, August 16 (LINA) – Forty-seven deaths believed to be Ebola-related have been reported in Margibi County between August 10 and 15, health authorities have disclosed.

The County Inspector and Co-chair of the Margibi County Burial Team, Tarr Sackie, told the Liberia News Agency Friday that of the 47 deaths, eight are health workers, including the Supervisor of the Emergency Room at the C. H. Rennie Memorial Hospital in Kakata, Miss Enid Darlieh.

Mr. Sackie said the rest died in various parts of Margibi County.

He said even though the persons who died in the communities were not tested prior to their interment, their relatives confirmed that they showed signs and symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

The Margibi County Inspector also indicated that the county burial team was not able to conduct tests on the bodies of these dead persons.

Meanwhile, the Margibi County Ebola Task Force Team has embarked on a vigorous sensitization campaign throughout the county to educate citizens on the prevention and control of the pandemic.

He said under the awareness campaign, it has put into place contact tracers to help locate persons who may have come in contact with either suspected or confirmed cases in the various communities in the county.

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