LIBERIA: Boy, 14, Confirmed As Gbarpolu 1st Ebola Case

Gbarpolu County has registered its first case of the Ebola disease with a 14-year-old boy confirmed positive with the virus.

Medical authorities in the county told the Liberia news Agency that the boy contracted the virus from his father who reportedly died of the disease in Parker Farm in Gbarma District.

The authorities said several family members of the boy, including his mother, have been quarantined in the same area by the County Ebola Task Force to avoid the spread of the disease to other parts of the county.

According to the Task Force, the boy was confirmed Ebola positive when the result from his blood specimen test was received by medical authorities working with the Task Force recently.

The authorities said modalities are being worked out by the Task Force to have the boy transferred to the new Ebola Center at the old Island Clinic on the Bushrod Island for treatment.

Meanwhile, the Task Force has set up the Gbarma District Ebola Task Force to handle all Ebola related cases.

The district task force comprises of the surveillance, health, burial and awareness teams.

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