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Liberia Begins Third Ebola-Free Countdown
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Liberia Begins Third Ebola-Free Countdown

MONROVIA, July 27 (LINA) - Liberia on Friday, July 24, started a new 42-day countdown to be Ebola-free following the latest outbreak in Margibi County.

Laboratory testing has confirmed that the last two Ebola cases known in Liberia are now negative for the Ebola virus, a Health Ministry release said at the weekend.

The World Health Organization begins a new 42-day countdown 24 hours after the second negative test result, toward once again declaring Liberia to be free of Ebola. 

The release said only 33 people remain in contact monitoring, with 17 people in Montserrado and 16 in Margibi Counties, noting that both the contacts and their communities deserve the ministry’s thanks. 

Restating that early treatment helps people survive, the ministry disclosed that in this latest outbreak, two people died, while four others survived.

“Five of those who were confirmed to have Ebola were taken to the ETU as soon as they showed symptoms. In the ETU they received care and support that helped them walk out as survivors,” the release said.  

It cautioned all Liberians to continue to take precautions to stay safe from the disease and said that until every case of Ebola is gone from West Africa, Liberia will not relax its efforts to watch for and catch any sign of infection.

LINA PTK

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