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Maryland CHT On Ebola Update
By John N. Bropleh, Maryland County Correspondent
HARPER, October 31 (LINA)-The Maryland County Health Team Thursday reported 14 suspected cases of Ebola in the County.
Addressing an Ebola update meeting held at the County Administration building, the Maryland County Health Officer, Dr. Odell Kumeh, said out of this number, there are 4 confirmed cases and two deaths.
Dr. Kumeh who is also head of the County Health Team said the team operates on four (4) pillars in the fight against Ebola in the county.
She named the pillars as Social Mobilization, Surveillance, Awareness and Contact Tracing.
In a related development, Dr. Kumeh disclosed that the Catholic Diocese of Cape Palmas has donated a parcel of land for the construction of an Ebola Treatment Unit in the County.
She said construction of the unit which will be done by the international NGO German Agro Action, is expected to commence early November 2014.
Dr. Kumeh told the gathering that community based organizations including NGOs were making tremendous contributions in the areas of awareness and social mobilization with funding from UNMIL.