LIBERIA: Int’l Partners Visit Latest Ebola Victims’ Home


A team of international partners Saturday converged at the home of the newest Ebola carrier, an unidentified female, in the Caldwell Community on the outskirts of Monrovia to solicit information on how she contracted the virus.
The team comprised representatives of the US Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund, the Liberian Health Ministry and the More Than Me Institute.
According to the Liberia News Agency, the team interviewed members of the family of the victim and some residents of the compound where she resides, and members of nearby communities

The woman, 53, started showing symptoms of the Ebola virus about three days ago and was proven positive after she sought treatment at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town.
Investigation disclosed that the woman is a mother of five children and sells cooked food for a living, exposing her to multiple contacts.
There are about 60 persons living in her residential compound, which also has a school.
Meanwhile, the infected woman is said to be admitted at the Medecins Sans Frontieres-run ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit near Monrovia.
Before the latest outbreak, Liberia had already gone over 21 days without a new case across the country.

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