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Two More Ebola Survivors Freed From Bong ETU
By Ballah Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent
SUAKOKO, September 30 (LINA) - The Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Suakoko has released two additional persons after successfully undergoing treatment for the Ebola virus.
The two, discharged on Monday, September 29, are J. Martin Larmah and Alex McGill.
Larmah is the first confirmed Ebola case from Grand Gedeh, who arrived at the unit on September 22, while McGill was picked up from Mawah in Fuamah District, the epicenter of Bong County’s current Ebola cases.
Larmah and McGill told the Liberia News Agency that they are gratified by the special blessings of God and called on persons suspected of the virus to make urgent use of a treatment unit.
They noted that contrary to negative speculations, they were well taken care of and fed thrice daily, while they received clothes, cash and certificate before leaving the ETU.
The two are the unit’s first survivors since it began operation on Monday, September 15.
A total of 31 persons have been admitted at the unit since its opening.
According to the center’s record, 20 patients are being treated, while four were discharged after proving negative upon arrival, and a total of nine deaths reported during the period.
The Bong ETU is operated by the international medical NGO, International Medical Corps (IMC).
In a related development, the Bong County Health Team has reported that 569 persons have completed 21 days of surveillance, while 170 are being kept in close check with no new Ebola case reported over the weekend.