Via allAfrica.com, a report from Heritage: Liberia: Ebola Kills Woman At Duside Hospital in Firestone. Excerpt:
According to Dr. Gwenigale, the deceased contracted the disease from her sister, who got infested with the disease in Guinea, and was bringing her to Liberia for medication when she died at Foya border.
Prior to her death, the Liberia's Minister noted that the lady travelled from Foya to Monrovia and subsequently Firestone where her husband resides.
While in Firestone, Dr. Gweinegale also noted that the lady was quarantined for several days before her death.
Minister Gweinegale further disclosed that the baby of the dead lady is currently ill, indicating that he too, could be a victim of the Ebola Virus.
"The baby is currently sick and is undergoing treatment," the health minister said.
Meanwhile, the Health Minister is urging everyone to take the preventive methods seriously and keep politics out of the deadly Disease, stating that efforts are underway to establish a standard laboratory in Liberia for testing of suspected carrier of the disease.
In achieving this, the Health Minister, among other things, called on the Legislature to fast track the US$1.2M budget proposed to fight the spread of the disease here.
In a related development, the leaderships of both Houses of the Liberian Legislature on Thursday, April 3, 2014 held a closed door meeting with authorities of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and other stakeholders in the health sector to discuss preventive measures for spread of the disease.
Although the outcome of the meeting remains unknown, but the Ministers of Internal Affairs and Health, Mr. Morris Dukuly, Dr. Gweingale, along with the leaderships of the Legislature were represented at the meeting.
According to reports, the meeting was intended to discuss measures to prevent the disease from spreading.