LIBERIA: New Ebola Death Reported In Margibi

Margibi County Health Officer has announced a new Ebola death in the county following nearly one month of no new case.

Dr. Adolphus Yeiah told the Liberia News Agency Wednesday that the victim came from the St. Paul Bridge Community in Monrovia over the weekend, noting that he was seeking herbal treatment.

Dr. Yeiah said the victim (whose name is withheld) was taken to Gaygbah Town, Borlorla Township in Gibi District where he was later discovered to have died of the Ebola virus.

He noted that the County Health Team (CHT) and partners upon hearing about the incident quickly moved into the town and did a test which proved positive.

He also disclosed that 256 people from Gaygbah and Papa Towns and nearby towns and villages that came into direct contact with the victim prior to his death will be quarantined.

 “This latest case where a lady brought her sick husband into Margibi County from the Saint Paul Bridge Community is counterproductive. This unwholesome behavior has the propensity to cause the resurgence of the virus,” Yeiah stressed.

He said during the quarantining of the concerned towns and villages, the CHT along with its partners will provide feeding for citizens of the areas as required.

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