Via allAfrica.com, a long report in The Inquirer: Liberia: Several Experts Here On Ebola Issue. Excerpt:
Several experts from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) based in Atlanta Georgia, United States of America, have arrived in the country to join others in Liberia to fight the Ebola scourge. Also in the country to help fight the deadly disease, is a team of doctors and other experts from Medicine San Frontier (MSF) and Doctors Without Border.
Making the disclosure yesterday at the regular weekly Press Briefing of the Ministry of Information, Assistant Health Minister, Tolbert G. Nyenswah said the experts are here to help in the fight against Ebola which has now become a serious problem.
Minister Nyenswah said the epidemic is so serious that the MSF is now collaborating with government and its partners to build a large center where Ebola patients can be treated closed to the ELWA [Eternal Love Winning Africa] Hospital.
Minister Nyenswah told journalists that the Ebola disease is now confirmed to be in seven of Liberia's fifteen counties and named them as Montserrado, Margibi, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties.
Minister Nyenswah also disclosed that the Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Africa is also due in Liberia to extend more support to the country.
He also told journalists that it has been confirmed that health workers have been rejecting patients who go to the various hospitals but a meeting was called following which they were advised not to reject patients.
Assistant Minister Nyeswah said the Ebola epidemic is rapidly spreading and called on Liberians to take the disease seriously and take sick relatives to health centers where if confirmed with the disease, they can be isolated for prompt treatment.
Also speaking at the News Conference, a representative of MSF urged Liberians to take the issue of Ebola seriously as the disease is spreading.
MSF Official who claimed to have had fifteen years experience of fighting Ebola said the Ebola disease has not been so serious in places she had worked as it is in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
She disclosed that MSF is supporting Foyah, Voinjama and will soon erect a bigger treatment site at the ELWA to fight the Ebola disease.