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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.

Dr. Zuo-acquoi told a local radio in Gbarnga, Bong County via mobile phone 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 and was on the run.

The Bong County Health Officer captioned 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.

He described the man as very dangerous, as anyone coming in contact with him may definitely be infected. He urged citizens of the various towns and villages in Suakoko District to report to the county health team, police or community upon identifying any stranger. He assured that amid this alert, the County Health Team was doing everything possible to the suspected Ebola patient tracked down.

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