Via The New Dawn in Monrovia: Ebola fear spreads - gov't says no new case. Excerpt:
Fear of the deadly Ebola virus spread here on Wednesday, with many supermarkets erecting signs asking customers to wear gloves before touching fruits or vegetables. Same was applied to supermarket attendants.
But the government here has relaxed the fear, saying, no new cases of Ebola infected patient has been reported since the death of some Guineans in the northern border region of Lofa County, indicating that there are no new deaths related to the disease. The government also said patients transferred from the Ganta Methodist Hospital suspected to have contracted the virus were diagnosed and the test proved negative at the JFK.
In an update on the virus, the government says samples from suspected persons have been forwarded to the French charity MSF in Guinea for preliminary examination, and further confirmation from the preliminary findings will be provided from Lyon, France.
Commenting on the condition of patient transferred from the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Nimba County to the JFK Medical Center in Monrovia, the authorities say preliminary diagnosis on the patient has proved negative. They say the patient is stable and recovering at the JFK hospital.
Our Nimba correspondent quoted Dr. Plaude Monga of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital that the patients were transferred to the JFK in Monrovia. Dr. Monga confirmed that three persons shot by gunmen in Guinea were brought to the Ganta hospital and subsequently transferred to the Liberian capital along with the suspected Ebola patients.