Liberia To Discharge Last Ebola Patient

Liberia will on Thursday discharge the last Ebola patient from the Chinese-run Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital.

“There will be a discharge ceremony of the lone confirmed case which was positive following three repeated test until a final test recently that showed the person is now negative,” said the head of the Incident Management System (IMS), Tolbert Nyenswah.

He made the disclosure at the Information Ministry daily Ebola Press Conference in Monrovia, Wednesday.

According to him, the discharge of the lone case would indicate that the country is gradually moving towards the countdown that could possibly signify the end of the Ebola crisis, if citizens resist complacency.

Quoting statistics from the IMS, Nyenswah revealed that there are 102 Ebola contacts across the country, with nearly all of the ETU nearing emptiness.

“Thirteen of the 15 counties have completed more than two of their incubation periods without a single trace of any new case, which means most terrains, except Montserrado and Margibi counties, have gone 28 days or more without a confirmed case,” he said.

This revelation comes barely a week after Acting Information Minister Isaac Jackson revealed that there were two confirmed cases in the 19 ETUs across the country.

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