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Buchanan City Holds One-Day Awareness On Ebola
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Superintendent of Grand Bassa County, Etweda Cooper.



Buchanan City Holds One-Day Awareness On Ebola

By Johnson Liway, Grand Bassa County Correspondent

BUCHANAN, April 8 (LINA) - The Buchanan City Corporation in Grand Bassa County has held a one-day Ebola awareness workshop at the Fair Ground in Buchanan to explain the dangers of the deadly disease to Bassa citizens.

According to the Liberia News Agency, attending workshop on Monday were Tribal Governors, members of the Liberia Marketing Association, Federation of Transport Unions, Youths, Civil Society groups, Motorcyclists, Zonal heads of the city, and City Council members, among others.

The Chief Information Officer in the office of the Superintendent of Grand Bassa County, Eddie Williams addressed the workshop on the topic “Facts on Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever".

Williams explained the dangers of Ebola, noting that since the inception of this dangerous virus in 1976, starting from Uganda, Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Guinea and now spreading in Liberia, no cure has been found for it.

He explained how the disease is spread in communities and among health workers, its signs and symptoms and how it can be prevented.

He explained that symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, sore throat, vomiting and stomach pain, rash, red eyes, hiccups and internal and external bleeding.

He said one of the preventive measures is avoiding direct contact with the body fluid of a person suffering from the disease, adding that persons suspected of carrying the virus should go to the nearest hospital immediately, while suspected persons should be quarantined.

In remarks, Buchanan City Mayor Julia Bono, also spoke to the citizens about the danger Ebola poses.

She said one case was identified in the Firestone area, which is a close-door neighbor to Bassa, and called on citizens to keep watchful eyes for suspected cases.

She urged citizens to sensitize others who may not know about the virus and admonished the participants not be deceived by fetish treatment as there is no cure for the Ebola virus.


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