Reports from the Nimba County say US soldiers have arrived there to begin the construction of Ebola Treatment Units or ETUs in the area.Nimba County is among the worst affected counties in the country to be hit by the deadly tropical Ebola virus disease. At least six people are said to have died from the virus there.
The American soldiers, according to our correspondent are expected to build two ETUs in the county to be situated in the county’s commercial district of Ganta and Tappita, areas hardest hit in the county.
The soldiers who arrived on Ganta Thursday, the days following their deployment in the country were received by the County Health Team including health workers at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital. Addressing health workers in the County, the American Soldiers made known their plans to construct the two ETU’s in the two cities as part of their plan.
This would be the first treatment centers to be built in the county since the outbreak of the deadly virus, according to our correspondent. It can be recalled that Mittal Steel, a mining company operating in the county recently turned over a holding center in Ganta. Our correspondent say since the center was turned over to local health authorities it is yet to be used by the authorities in the county.
Our Northern-Liberia Correspondent said the coming of the American soldiers brought hope to the citizens in the County, who have complained of being sidelined by authorities in Monrovia since the outbreak.