Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Sampson Arzoaquoi, says there is no confirmed Ebola case in the county. Dr. Arzoaquoi’s clarification comes in the wake of huge speculations in Bong that there were two confirmed cases at the Bong Mines Hospital in Fuamah District and Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, respectively.
He said suspected Ebola cases had undergone thorough tests and proven negative, urging Bong County citizens and residents not to panic because there is no single Ebola case in the entire county. According to Dr. Arzoaquoi, since the Ebola cases were discovered in “Small-No-Taste” in Margibi County, he had an emergency meeting with health partners in the county to discuss the way forward and other preventive approaches for Bong County. He said health officials and workers in the county are already on the alert and will not hesitate to inform the public on any Ebola case.
On speculation about a Doctor, who came in contact with a suspected Ebola patient at the Phebe Hospital in Bong being quarantined, Dr. Arzoaquoi said it is false and misleading, adding that the Doctor was en-route to Monrovia to attend an essential meeting.
Despite the Bong County Health Officer’s clarification, many residents of the county continue to harbor fears about the virus as they retrospect on how they and their family members were affected by Ebola. By Papa Morris from Bong County – Editing by George Barpeen