Via Awareness Times: Sierra Leone Politics : As Suspected Cases Approach 100, SLPP Joins to Fight Ebola.
According to our competent sources, “at least two dozen” residents of Kailahun are now confirmed to be Ebola positive with number of suspect cases rising to one hundred or more. This prompts main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) to issue a clarion call that Ebola is not a myth but a reality. In release signed by its scribe Sulaiman Tejan-Sie, the party calls on its membership to work with the Government and Health Ministry to combat Ebola scourge that is known to be killing Kailahun residents.
The release also follows a call made last week by the SLPP leader in Parliament, Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai, for a multi-party approach in combating the disease. Hon. Lahai's call had been followed by a similar call in a well-written release issued from UK by defeated SLPP presidential candidate Julius Maada Bio.
Meanwhile, as of Wednesday June 4th 2014, Health Ministry Ebola Update informs that the total number of their suspected cases tested was 71 of which 24 Kailahun residents are all confirmed as sick from Ebola.
The Health Ministry describes a suspected case as one which has symptoms of Ebola disease and for which body samples are collected to be tested in a laboratory to ascertain if the patient is positive or negative.
However, a confirmed case is one whose sample is confirmed through a laboratory test to be positive for the Ebola Virus.
Confirmed cases are isolated at treatment centers for better care while negative suspected cases are to be discharged and allowed to go back home.