Loading...

Author Topic: Liberia shut down Border With Guinea Amid fresh Ebola Case  (Read 188 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline yungcrux

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 815
    • View Profile
Liberia shut down Border With Guinea Amid fresh Ebola Case
« on: March 24, 2016, 01:08:03 AM »

Liberian officials ordered the border with neighboring Guinea closed Tuesday amid concerns of a new outbreak of the Ebola virus.                                   

Liberia?s information minister Lenn Eugene Nangbe told Reuters the closure is a precaution to prevent the spread of the disease, and said the border ?will remain closed until the situation in Guinea improves.?

?We are not taking any chances at all,? Nangbe said.

Nangbe said Liberia has also sent medical personnel to crossing points along the entire Guinea border.

The U.N. World Health Organization declared Guinea free of all Ebola transmission in December. 

New cases confirmed

But on March 17 WHO confirmed two new cases of Ebola in the Guinean village of Koropara ? a mother and her five-year-old son.

The country's Ebola coordination unit has since identified an estimated 816 people who recently may have come into contact with with the virus.  The villagers are being quarantined in their homes for 21 days to make sure they are Ebola-free.

On the same day the new infections were confirmed, the WHO announced an end to the latest flare-up of Ebola in Sierra Leone, which shares a border with Guinea.

Guinea is believed to be the epicenter of the worst Ebola outbreak on record.  Since it began in 2013, more than 28,600 people have been infected and 11,300 killed, with almost all the deaths occurring in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The epidemic now seems to have subsided, but all three countries have seen recent incidents involving the Ebola virus and, according to WHO, the disease can come back at any time.

?WHO continues to stress that Sierra Leone, as well as Liberia and Guinea, are still at risk of Ebola flare-ups, largely due to virus persistence in some survivors, and must remain on high alert and ready to respond,? a WHO statement said.



 

sierra leonean Doctor Who Treated Ebola Virus Patients Dies From The Virus

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 653
Last post July 30, 2014, 03:47:47 PM
by mastercode
World health Organization announce Ebola as No Longer Extraordinary Health Risk

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 186
Last post March 30, 2016, 08:22:11 PM
by newspostng
Infected Nurse Pauline Cafferkey makes full recovery from deadly Ebola virus

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 211
Last post November 12, 2015, 09:27:55 AM
by mastercode
Nigerian Nurse who treated Sawyer dies of Ebola virus, 5 other staffs infected

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 987
Last post August 07, 2014, 05:52:09 AM
by internet police
Ebola: Federal Government of Nigeria bans inter-state movement of corpses

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 345
Last post August 13, 2014, 08:06:59 AM
by internet police
Nigerian nurse with suspected Ebola, fled quarantine centre in Lagos for Enugu

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 286
Last post August 14, 2014, 07:58:45 AM
by mastercode
Nigerians blast US FDA for calling its Ebola trial drug 'Nano Silver a pesticide

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 255
Last post August 17, 2014, 02:40:59 PM
by internet police
Ebola: Nigeria confirms 7 deaths, 18 patients including sister of late PH doctor

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 804
Last post September 04, 2014, 11:31:55 AM
by admin
Ebola: Second doctor infected by Patrick Sawyer survives; tells full story

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 370
Last post September 16, 2014, 09:42:04 AM
by internet police
Ebola - West African to face Measles Infection risk due to vaccination shortage

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 225
Last post March 13, 2015, 11:51:34 AM
by admin