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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaHealth authorities in Tubmanburg, Bomi County have quarantined a Catholic cleric, Father Gary Jenkins, to conduct Ebola tests on him, a correspondent for Monrovia-based Radio Veritas in Bomi says.

The clergy has however had his first test result come negative, and a second test was due to confirm his health status before he could possibly be discharged from the Ebola Treatment Unit in Tubmanburg, the correspondent adds.

The Veritas correspondent, who also manages a community radio in the county, reported on Thursday that Father Jenkins’ first Ebola test result came out on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
Father Jenkins is said to be a clergy at St. Dominic Catholic Parish in Tubmanburg, but so far there is no information available to this paper of any Ebola incident there.

Bomi has been one county that has had success stories during the heat of the Ebola crisis here, as the county’s health director Dr. Gabriel W. Logan, made successes in experimenting ideas for treating Ebola infected patients at his ETU.

Dozens of patients were reported to have survived treatment at the Tubmanburg ETU after being treated with lamivudine, a drug that is said to be used for the treatment of HIV infection.

Ebola has drastically been waning down in Liberia, and by mid- January 2015, Bomi County had reported that it had no new case since November 25, 2014.

By Winston W. Parley

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