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The Ebola suspect reported to be on the run in Bong County has been arrested. The man (name withheld) was arrested in a small village near Suakoko Town after being identified by residents of the village, following an alert public issued on Monday by Bong County Health Officer Dr. Sampson Zuo-acquoi.

According to Dr. Zuo-acquoi, the suspected Ebola patient escaped from the Ebola Treatment Unit or ETU in Suakoko upon being taken there for treatment on Sunday. He has already been taken back to the ETU at the Suakoko Leper Colony for observation.

The Bong County Health Officer had cautioned citizens and residents of the Phebe Community, SKT, as well as Suakoko and other towns in Suakoko District against harboring any strange individual, as such person may be the escapee.

Dr. Zuo-acquoi told a local radio in Gbarnga, Bong County via mobile phone Monday that the man- of the Vai tribe, had been taken to be ETU from the town Gbndoi. He said while health workers at the unit were preparing for his admission, the suspected Ebola patient escaped into the bush, describing him as very dangerous.

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