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Most Deaths Not Ebola-Related, Ugandan Doctor
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A Ugandan epidemiologist Dr. Joa Ja’Keno Okech Ojony





‘Most Deaths Not Ebola-Related,’ Ugandan Doctor
Richard Baysah

KAKATA, October 21(LINA) - A Ugandan epidemiologist has said most of the deaths in Liberia are not Ebola-related and can be attributed to other illnesses that could be cured.

Dr. Joa Ja’Keno Okech Ojony observed that “because hospitals and clinics were opened to cater to these cases in the wake of the outbreak of the virus in the country, they (deaths) were attributed to Ebola.”

Dr. Ojony, who is World Health Organization (WHO) Consultant in Liberia, said the Ebola virus could not have overwhelmed the country’s health sector and claimed so many lives, if these health facilities had been fully functional.

He made the statement in an exclusive interview with the Liberia News Agency at the C.H Rennie Memorial Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County on Monday.

“When my country Uganda experienced the first Ebola outbreak in 2000, all public health facilities remained open to the public while the virus was being contained. Public health facilities should have remained opened in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in the country,” Dr. Ojony noted.

He disclosed that Uganda has been attacked nine times by the deadly Ebola virus disease since its first outbreak in 2000.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ojony has hailed Liberian health workers for the bravery they have exhibited thus far in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

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