President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed delight that most Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) around Monrovia are experiencing a decline in patient intake; but warned Liberians to continue to follow the advice and measures specified by healthcare workers in order to break the transmission of the disease, as there are still hotspots and pockets in communities.
The European Union Ebola Coordinator, Christos Stylianides, has warned Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and his institution to remain on the alert, in spite of Ebola decline here. Following a meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday, November 14, 2014, the EU anti-Ebola envoy said there were some positive signals that the spread of the disease was retreating in some parts of Liberia.
The World Health Organization says while the number of Ebola cases appears to be declining, with reported cases in Monrovia falling from 75 to 25 daily, a mixed picture emerges in different counties across the country.
The National Health Workers Association of Liberia has expressed frustration over government’s alleged failure to provide better incentives and good working condition for health care workers in the country. Members of the association recently abandoned work in demand for better incentive from government.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Montserrado Community-Based Initiative (MCBI) project, has extended its Ebola out- reach to Islamic schools in one of the hotspot communities in Montserrado County ahead of the reopening of schools here.
Latest update from the World Health Organization Thursday, 13 November says at a national level, Guinea and Liberia did not register increase in any new case detection unlike Sierra Leone, which has noted an uptick.
Health officials in the U.S. and Europe are scrambling to begin testing a handful of experimental Ebola drugs in Africa, but an ethical debate is brewing over how to appropriately test medicines amid an outbreak that has already killed nearly 5,000 people. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)
Health authorities in River Cess County say they are making efforts to move scores of Eblola contacts to Montserrado County for additional tests, after four tests conducted in the county showed positive from a chain of more than 80 contacts being traced to “a major source from Monrovia.”
A man suspected to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus is reported to be at large in Bong County. According to the County Health Officer of Bong County, Dr. Sampson Zuo-acquoi, the man (name withheld) escaped from the Ebola Treatment Unit or ETU in Suakoko upon being taken there for treatment on Sunday.
As the number of new Ebola cases reported in the country has declined in recent weeks, MSF is warning that international aid response must rapidly adapt to this new phase of the epidemic in Liberia, or risks undermining the progress made against Ebola.