Health

CDC team visits Cape Mount

Dr. Agam Rao, medical officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, describes current status of Ebola outbreak in Grand Cape Mount County during CDC Foundation team visit to the County

A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traveled to Grand Cape Mount County, an area of concern because of an uptick recently in Ebola cases there.  In the days before the team’s visit, 4 of 8 cases reported in Liberia were from Grand Cape Mount County, in Sinje.

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“Never promote complacency” - Dr. Oketta cautions Liberians

The head of the African Union support to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Major General Dr. Julius F. Oketta, has warned Liberians never to promote complacency until Liberia begins to announce zero cases.

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UNHCR hands over clinic to Dougee Community

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Liberia and the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) Thursday handed over a newly constructed clinic to residents of Dougee Town in Grand Gedeh County.

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Ebola remerges in Lofa

The head for Liberia’s Incidence Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah, has disclosed that Lofa and Margibi Counties are faced with renewed threat from the Ebola Virus due to two separate cases that recently entered the two counties from Montserrado.

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World is Prepared for Next Epidemic

Citizens in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States are not convinced that the world is prepared for another global epidemic like Ebola, and they strongly support investments in developing countries to reduce the threat of infectious diseases, according to a new opinion research survey with 4,000 respondents among the general public and opinion elites across the five nations.

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Nigerian nurses arrive soon

Latest report reaching The NewDawn from the Federal Republic of Nigeria says the first batch of 250 Nigerian medics are leaving Lagos for Liberia and Sierra Leone today, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 under the auspices of the AUC Support to Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA).

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Ebola Death Toll nears 7,000 - WHO

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday.

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Holland based Liberians donate medical supplies

Residents of Goyah Town and Kingsville in Todee District, Monsterrado County were in joy when a truck loaded with medical equipment entered their areas to supply clinics there over the weekend.

The truck carried hospital beds, mattresses, laboratory equipment, surgical equipment, microscopes, medications and other supplies for the people of Todee District. 

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No plan to shut down operations in Foya -MSF clarifies

The French health charity Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF has clarified that it has no immediate plan to close down operations in Foya, Lofa County by end of November, contrary to earlier report. MSF says the capacity of its Case Management Center in Foya has been reduced to 10 beds.

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DEN-L to lead Ebola awareness in Bong

Four districts in Bong County are to shortly benefit Ebola awareness thru the initiative of the Development Education Network Liberia or DEN-L.  Districts being targeted include Suakoko, Zota, Panta and Kpaai.  DEN-L is collaborating with the Gbarnga City Council with support from CARFOD, and IREX in helping the Bong County Ebola Task Force battle Ebola out of the county.

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