Via allAfrica.com, a long report in The Inquirer: Liberia: Ebola Victim's Family Quarantined. Excerpt:
Since the confirmation by Liberia's Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Walter Gwenigale that the Ebola virus is in the country, reports gathered from the Firestone Medical Center say the immediate family members of the latest surviving victim is being medically quarantined at that medical facility.
Visiting the hospital yesterday, it was observed that the victim who is just undergoing observation for day two at that facility was transferred from her home in the Firestone community on Tuesday, March 31 amidst the Health Ministry's charade that they knew her to be at the medical center since the incident was reported.
Doctors from the medical center under a careful medical escort took the victim along with her husband and three children to their facility to curtail the stigma that was already growing in the community she had resided in.
The victim and her entire family who are now being cared for in a special unit designed for guests and doctors in the compound of the facility is said to be having a full blown Ebola while the specimens of her family members are being reviewed.
The Chief Medical Officer of Liberia, Dr. Bernice Dahn told local radio stations yesterday that the Ministry of Health was in contact with all those who encountered the patient while enroute from Foya, Lofa County last month.
She said already specimens have been taken from those coming in contact with the victim and it is noticed that people contacting this virus take two-21 days to come down with the disease in its full stage.
Dr. Dahn, explaining the outbreak and its preventive measure along with the Director of Diseases and Preventive Services, Thomas Nagbe told the public that people have different defense mechanisms therefore it can be contacted from animals to person and from persons to persons.
They further disclosed that to date, there are 14 suspected cases reported and one death and advised that in order to avoid the risk of contracting the virus; people should avoid traveling to areas of the outbreak and refer those immediately observed with fever and other symptoms.
They also cautioned residents and citizens not to hold dead bodies of people suspected to have died from the virus adding that this is as risky as consuming meat that is likely to contain the virus such as monkey, baboon and other dry meat.