Via The Liberian Observer: One Suspected Ebola Case Admitted to Ganta Hospital. Ganta is Liberia's second-largest city, and is near the Guinean border. Excerpt:
The administration of Ganta United Methodist Hospital has disclosed that they have admitted a suspected Ebola case into one of the private wards of the hospital.
The suspected Ebola patient--- an infant--- was transferred to Ganta Hospital from a nearby clinic in Flompa (a town few kilometers from Ganta to Saclapea).
Mr. Patrick Martor disclosed that the administration of the Ganta Hospital has set aside a private room in the hospital to cater to anyone who may come with a suspected case of Ebola.
Last week it was disclosed by the Acting Medical Director of Ganta Hospital that two suspected Ebola cases were transferred to JFK Hospital in Monrovia. After further observation of the patients it was announced that the cases were not Ebola.
The outbreak of the Ebola virus in neighboring Guinea is said to be causing some concern in Ganta, which is on the border with Guinea.
Presently, the border with Guinea is still open for business while patients suffering from other illnesses pour in daily from the Guinea, for treatments at the Ganta Hospital.
On the Liberian side of the border, immigration officers are wearing preventive gear since they are the first to interact with those entering Liberia from Guinea.
The Power House Clinic is one of the clinics where many Guineans visit for treatment. Due to the threat of Ebola the clinic had begun refusing patients who arrived with high temperatures and any that look like Ebola suspected cases.