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Sanniquellie Ebola Holding Center To Become Lab

By Wellington G. Patricks, LINA Nimba County Correspondent

SANNIQUELLIE, November 7 (LINA) -The newly-constructed Ebola holding center at the G. W. Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie, Nimba County will be converted into an Ebola laboratory, Major Benjamin Nagy of the US Army Response Team has disclosed.

Nagy said the decision will help speed up the fight against the Ebola disease and was based on “technical talks” held between the U.S Army team and the Nimba County Ebola Task Force in Sanniquellie Friday.

He told reporters Friday that a team of four US medical personnel, including a microbiologist, two laboratory technicians and a support person, will operate the laboratory.

Specimen removal network would be built across Nimba to accelerate the transportation of specimen to the Ebola laboratory, Nagy pointed out.

He noted that the U.S Ebola response team will also provide a 60 KVA generator and fuel oil as a backup to the West African Power Pool that electrifies the hospital.

According to Nagy, the U.S medical team will also renovate the water and sewer system, supply Personal Protective Equipment and other necessary medical supplies to the Ganta Ebola Treatment Unit.    

Nagy did not disclose the cost of the renovation, but pointed out that work is expected to start by November 21, 2014.

Meanwhile, the Administrator of the Nimba County Heath Team, Rancy Leeslah, ha called on the U.S medical team to train some local health workers to help operate the testing center.



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