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13 Ebola Patients Treated, Discharged From Bong ETU

By Ballah Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, October 18 (LINA) -The Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) has successfully treated and discharged 13 confirmed Ebola patients who were admitted at the center.

The number constitutes 14.56 percent of the 112 patients admitted at the unit between September 15 and October 15, 2014.

The International Medical Corps (IMC) Liberia Program Coordinator, Sambhavi Cheemalapati, told LINA Bong county Correspondent Friday that despite starting on a low scale, the center is now operating at full capacity and has 33 patients, 20 of whom are suspected, while 13 are confirmed.

She said 40 of the 112 persons admitted in a month were tested negative, while 29 deaths were recorded during the period.

She further indicated that 17 of the 29 deaths were confirmed cases, while 12 died upon arrival or without being tested.

Meanwhile, the IMC coordinator has extolled the Bong County Health Team and partners for exceptionally supporting their program, noting “without their support we would not have made such a remarkable achievement in one month.”

Dedicated on September 10, the center is serving patients from Bong, Nimba, Grand Gedeh and Lofa counties, with most of its recent cases coming from Margibi and Gbarpolu counties.

LINA BK/GDJ/TSS/PTK

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