Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
13-yr-Old Is 509th Ebola Survivor From ELWA 3
MONROVIA, February 23 (LINA) – A 13-year-old boy has gone down in history at the 509th Ebola survivor at the ELWA3, the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) managed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Monrovia.
The boy was driven home by a MSF vehicle on 19 February to be reunited with his big sister and two younger brothers, a release from the medical charity said Sunday.
“He has been our only confirmed patient for a few weeks. The entire medical team was caring for him,” said Gloria Lougon, head nurse in ELWA3. “All our energy and determination was put into helping this boy fight the virus and recover.”
As the young patient is a football lover, the team organized the screening of a legendary football game (Brazil-Germany at the World Cup 2014).
Three days later his blood sample finally tested Ebola-negative, meaning the kid could be brought home.
Before leaving ELWA3, the last survivor left his tiny handprint on the walls to remind everyone of an important message: yes, it is possible to beat Ebola.