Ministry Oh Health
IMS Confirms Isolation Of Active Ebola Contact
By Wilfred Gortor, LINA
MONROVIA, March 25 (LINA) – The Incident Management System (IMS) has disclosed that it has placed into Society-Ebola-IMS isolation one of the active contacts linked to the recent Ebola case in the country.
Deputy Incident Manager Francis Kateh said the contact, who began showing signs and symptoms of the virus, was isolated and taken to an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia for further observation.
Speaking Wednesday at the Ministry of Information daily Ebola press conference in Monrovia, Kateh said specimen from the contact patient has been taken and the resultant lab information will be publicized.
Kateh emphasized that given the current stage of the health crisis, continual information sharing with the public is essential in alleviating fear and suspicion.
Meanwhile, Kateh has also disclosed that another suspected Ebola patient was extracted from the Clara Town community on March 23 and taken to an ETU for further medical examination.
He said the IMS is currently going through active investigation to authenticate the status of the suspected patient as well as find out the primary cause of the recent infection which hampered progress to becoming an Ebola-free nation.
The confirmation by Dr. Kateh means that Liberia now has two suspected and one confirmed Ebola cases, a condition which validates that Liberia still faces threats from the virus that killed over 10,000 people in the three Mano River countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in one year.