New Ebola Patient Is Stable - IMS
By Wilfred Gortor, LINA
MONROVIA, March 23 (LINA) -An official of the Incident Management System (IMS) has disclosed that the patient recently confirmed Ebola positive is in a stable condition, receiving enormous attention by health workers.
The Deputy IMS Manager, Dr. Francis Kateh, cited Liberia’s current surveillance system as well as the Rapid Isolation and Treating of Ebola (RITE) strategy as factors responsible for quickly identifying the recent Ebola case.
Speaking at the Ministry of Information daily Ebola press conference in Monrovia Monday, Dr. Kateh said it remains the hope of every Liberian for the patient (name withheld) to speedily recover.
Liberia’s count-down to becoming an Ebola-free nation was jeopardized as a result of the recent case which, according to the IMS report, has since generated about 80 contacts or more to be followed based on ongoing investigations.
The IMS says investigation has not yet authenticated how the woman became infected, but sources close to the victim also told officials that her involvement with multiple contacts through the handling of food cooked for sale might serve as a clue.
Dr. Kateh also unveiled that a male Ebola survivor who has gone more than 100 days since he was discharged from the ETU has been linked to the investigation.
According to him, the recent infection might provide new clues in tackling the Ebola disease, and urged Liberians to continue to adhere to preventive measures until the entire region is declared Ebola free.