Via Awareness Times: 84 Houses Quarantined in Koinadugu.
The District Medical Officer (DMO) for Koinadugu District Dr. Francis Moses on Wednesday 11th November, 2014 told to the Awareness Times that 84 houses have been quarantined in Koinadugu District. This was also confirmed by the Koinadugu National Ebola Response Committee Co-coordinator Dr. Fansie Samura that a significant number of homes have been quarantined in Koinadugu District in different sections such as Kumala, Kendoya, Yoria, Bandakoro, Funbuckuru, Lero and Yiffi.
Also in response the DMO told newsmen that they have isolated all primary contacts and have quarantined secondary contact. On a daily basis, he said a group from the District Health Management Team will be checking their body temperature and if there are any changes in signs and symptoms of any individual in the quarantined homes, he or she will be taken to an isolation centre for further observation after blood samples are taken.
He said they have got 44 positive cases of which 28 are cumulative deaths. This was also confirmed by the Paramount Chief Foday Jalloh III of Neni chiefdom that since the first outbreak in Fankoia he has got sleepless nights up to date.
He further said that his first action taken was to involve his own chiefdom voluntarily on contact tracing. He said with the effort of everybody in his chiefdom they have isolated or quarantined over 300 contacts primary or secondary all residents of that chiefdom.
He also pleaded to WHO and WFP to always be fast in food delivery because people are running without food in quarantined homes. He said the terrain in Neni chiefdom is so terrible that it sometimes causes delay in food supply. He said that people from some of the quarantined homes are complaining that the food items supplied by WFP to them have expired.
He thanked individuals like Mr. Momoh Konteh, Dr. Keifala Marah and all NGOs that have shown solidarity to his chiefdom. He prayed that with the commitment he has shown to the people of Koinadugu District, within the next 30days the Neni chiefdom will be Ebola free.