Via FrontPageAfricaOnline.com: Ebola Presence Confirmed. Excerpt from a long report:
Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale has confirmed that two out of five tests sent to France for examination has confirmed that the deadly Ebola virus is in territorial limits of Liberia. Speaking to FrontPageAfrica Sunday night, Dr. Gwenigale explained that one of the deaths reported in Foya, Lofa County last week was confirmed from the tests from France as positive with the Ebola virus.
Said Dr. Gwenigale: “The lady who died from Foya was a result of Ebola and the woman taking care of her is still alive. However, she left Foya to come down to Firestone to her husband. We have searched and found her and has already instructed Dr. Mabande, the Medical Administrator at the Firestone Hospital to isolate her from people.”
Dr. Gwenigale explained that health authorities have also found the husband of the lady and that the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, USA has been notified.
The confirmation comes as Liberia struggles in dealing with the anxiety associated with the reported outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus in Guinea and its subsequent spreading to Liberia with over eight cases reported by health authorities, which by the end of last week had vanished.
As of March 26, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare announced that there were no new suspected cases of the viral hemorrhagic fever and that the number of suspected cases remains at six with four deaths since March 24, 2014.
While the ministry is frantically trying to convince the Liberian Public that there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Liberia, the Legislature is pushing ahead with an estimated budgetary allotment to fight the disease.