Via allAfrica.com, a report from The New Dawn: Liberia: Ganta Records First Ebola Death. Excerpt:
The Christian run United Methodist Hospital in Ganta has recorded what is said to be its first Eboal death, months after it reported the first patient it diagnosed during the initial outbreak of the virus here. Hospital officials told the New Dawn correspondent in the county that a 36-year old man from Monrovia had been transferred to the hospital.
Both the hospital's Chief Medical Doctor and Chief Administrator, Dr. Albert Willicor and Mr. Victor Doolakeh told our correspondent that the victim had spent a week at the hospital before his demise.
The victim was the second Ebola patient to have reported at the hospital. It can be recalled that the first suspected Ebola patient diagnosed at the hospital was from neighboring Guinea, where the virus first broke out before spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone. His transfer to the JFK Medical Hospital in Monrovia at the time sparked a controversy with condemnation for the doctor who ordered the transfer.
Our correspondent says the reported Ebola death at the hospital has sent fears among residents of the city and its surrounding communities. The Ganta United Methodist Hospital, is one of the hospitals that receives patients from Guinea, Ivory Coast and other nearby counties here, but the news of an Ebola patient death there is turning patients away.
Our correspondent who visited the hospital said some health workers were seen well dressed in their Ebola outfit, while others were working.