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Bassa Ebola Toll Rises As Six Survivors Rejoin Families
By Johnson Liway, LINA Grand Bassa County Correspondent
BUCHANAN, September 28 (LINA) - Six persons who survived the Ebola virus in Grand Bassa County have been reunited with their families and communities, a county health official has disclosed.
Speaking during the Ebola Task Force briefing held in Buchanan at the weekend, Joyce Garblah, a member of the County Health Team, said the six survivors who earlier tested positive with Ebola, were transferred to the Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia.
She said after undergoing treatment and observation, they were pronounced free of the virus and allowed to rejoin their families.
Meanwhile, Madam Garblah has disclosed that 26 confirmed Ebola deaths occurred in Grand Bassa County from July to September 26, 2014.
She said out of the 26 confirmed Ebola deaths, 15 were males and 11 females, while 44 Ebola probable and suspected cases were recorded in the six districts of the county.
According to statistics, Buchanan District recorded 20, Owensgrove District six, District #One, seven; District #Two, six; District #Three, four and District #Four, one.
Meanwhile, Garblah has disclosed that five samples taken to the National Diagnostic Lab in Marshall are awaiting results.
In a related development, Madam Garblah has disclosed that several families in eight communities in Buchanan District have been quarantined and are undergoing observation for between 21- 30 days.
They are one family each in Dirt Hole, Preston Street, Open Bible, Old Field, Water and Sewer Community, Joezohn, and Payneberry and two families in Gbarpu Town in Tubmanville.