Via FrontPageAfrica: 'Ebola Survivors Increasing in Liberia' - ELWA Administrator. Excerpt:
Monrovia - Dr. Rick Sacra acting administrator of the ELWA hospital says more people who were diagnosed positive of the Ebola Virus are surviving and returning home.
Sacra said: “We have a lot of patients going back home in the last three days, these are people who were positive and are now cured of the infection. People should not be confused about it why there is no specific medication if the person can be kept alive through IV fluid, ORS for two weeks most people's own immune system can build resistance to the virus.”
Dr. Sacra an American Missionary working with the ELWA hospital warned the public that the virus is not yet contained because according to him every time a center is opened for Ebola, within a few days it is occupied by patients.
Sacra in an interview with reporters, said the issue of capacity is a major challenge facing the Liberian government and expressed hope that the issue will be shortly addressed to give opportunity to people sick with Ebola to be treated. He made the comments Wednesday when he received assorted food and non-food items from a group under the banner “churches of Christ in Liberia” to be used by the isolation center at the ELWA hospital in Paynesville.
The ELWA acting administrator commended the group for the gesture and said; the gesture is what people in such situation need the most because according to him; “it gives them hope to know that people are concerned about them despite their situation.”
Presenting the items on behalf of the churches of Christ Liberia, Rev. James Saygar Executive Director of the group relief committee, said the donation was part of his organization way of joining the Liberian government in fighting the deadly Ebola virus. He said the items which include, Soap, Mattresses, Rice, Juices and other food and non-food items are to be given to patients in the ELWA Hospital isolation center.