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43 Ebola Suspects Resist Quarantine

By D. Ignatius Roberts

ROBERTSPORT, October 11 (LINA)-Forty-three Ebola suspects resident in Bo-Waterside in Tewor District, Grand Cape Mount County have refused to be quarantined.

Authorities want the forty-three persons quarantined because they interacted with a suspected Ebola patient who died later.

According to the Liberia News Agency correspondent in the county, this was disclosed by the county Assistant Superintendent for Development, Tenneh Simpson Kpedebah, Wednesday during the County Ebola Task Force coordination meeting held in Sinje.

She expressed fear that the refusal of the people to be quarantined in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations could lead to the spread of the Ebola virus in the county.

Kpedebah said the citizens are refusing to be quarantined on grounds that they need supplies such as mattresses, clothes and cooking utensils.

Madam Kpedebah explained that the citizens said they will not honor the quarantine regulations if the county Ebola Task Force fails to supply them with the needed items.

She noted that presently, Grand Cape Mount County does not have any withholding Center; so they are quarantining people in their respective homes.       

She said the lack of withholding centers is one of the major challenges facing the county task force in the fight against the spread of the Ebola disease.

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