Via Awareness Times: Ebola Cases Are Now above 900 & Heading for 1,000. Excerpt:
An August 20th 2014 release from the Ebola Emergency Operations Center of the Health Ministry informs that data cumulated on to 19th August 2014 indicates Sierra Leone has a grand total of 910 Ebola cases thus far.
It can be recalled that the Ministry had come under sharp criticisms for seemingly not reporting on all suspected and probable cases in the country. The Ministry has now seen fit to include new suspected and probable Ebola cases. So in its latest release, it states of 804 laboratory confirmed cases plus 66 suspected cases and 40 probable cases.
This indicates the cumulative number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone, even by the criticised standards of the Health Ministry, is now above 900 and approaching 1,000.
There are many outstanding serious issues that need attention to stop this virus from reaching 1,000 number of infections in Sierra Leone. Top of which are, firstly, the need to provide health workers with adequate protective clothing and secondly, the need to distribute Chlorine nationwide to communities well-taught first as to disinfection and sanitation processes.
Another imperative is for a continuing sensitisation of the rural and urban populace on the Do's and Don'ts surrounding this hitherto unknown dreadful sickness.