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  • Liberia - Ebola: 10 212 confirmed cases, 4 573 deaths (WHO, April 22, 2015)

    Ebola Threatens Liberia
    Tue, 03/25/2014 - 01:53 admin
    Guinea Death Toll Reaches 59; 1 Reported in Foya
    By:
    Observer Staff/AFP
    At least 59 of out of 80 persons are now confirmed dead after coming in contact with the Ebola virus in the southern forest regions of Gueckedou and Macenta in Guinea, close to the Liberian border, Guinea’s government has confirmed.
    Reports of the virus trickling into northern Liberia suggest at least one Ebola-related death in Foya, Lofa County. Up to press time, officials in Lofa could not be reached for comment. Monrovia officials are also tightlipped, only stating that a press conference will be held Monday.
    A few cases are reported in neighboring Sierra Leone as well.
    The Foya connection has not been independently confirmed and, Liberia’s Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale was not available for comment yesterday is expected to hold a press conference today on the situation.
    ...
    http://www.liberianobserver.com/secu...eatens-liberia
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    Re: Liberia - Possible Ebola cases

    Liberian Observer Breaking News:

    BREAKING: Death in Foya confirmed as Guinean Finda Fallah, 38. Arrived Friday, died Saturday. Buried immediately.

    http://www.liberianobserver.com/news
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    • #3
      Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases

      Six suspected Ebola cases in Liberia, five dead: government

      03/24/2014 17:03 GMT

      MONROVIA, March 24, 2014 (AFP) - Five patients have died in Liberia of suspected Ebola fever, the government said on Monday, as neighbouring Guinea battled an outbreak of the virus which has killed dozens.

      "As of this morning six cases have been reported of which five have already died -- four female adults and one male child. One of the suspected cases, a female child, is under treatment," Health Minister Walter Gwenigale said in a statement.

      http://reliefweb.int/report/liberia/...ead-government
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      • #4
        Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases

        UNMIL ‏@UNMILNews 46m
        Non-essential travel to border region b/n #Liberia & #Guinea discouraged until further notice. Follow @WHO for more on #Ebola outbreak.
        "May the long time sun
        Shine upon you,
        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
        Guide your way on."

        "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
        Aristotle

        “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
        Mohandas Gandhi

        Be the light that is within.

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        • #5
          Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases

          Is Guinea Ebola outbreak spreading to Liberia?

          Liberian cases, if confirmed, would be the first indication that pathogen has crossed into another state

          Aid workers and health officials battled Monday to contain west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea as neighboring Liberia reported its first suspected victims.
          ...
          "As of this morning six cases have been reported of which five have already died -- four female adults and one male child. One of the suspected cases, a female child, is under treatment," Liberian Health Minister Walter Gwenigale said in a statement.

          The patients came from Guinea for treatment to hospitals in the northern Liberian county of Lofa, Gwenigale said, adding that inspectors had been in the area since Friday.

          "The team is already investigating the situation, tracing contacts, collecting blood samples and sensitising local health authorities on the disease," he added.
          ...
          Although there have also been outbreaks among humans in Uganda, the Republic of Congo and Gabon, the disease had never before been detected in people in west Africa.

          Aid organisation Plan International warned that the epidemic risked spreading to neighbouring countries because of the free movement of people across borders.

          "Communities, especially children, in the border areas between Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are vulnerable and need immediate support," Ibrahima Toure, Plan's country director in Guinea, said in a statement.

          Guinea is one of the world's poorest nations despite vast untapped mineral wealth, with a stagnating economy and inflation at 13 percent, youth unemployment estimated at 60 percent and ranking 178th out of 187 countries on the UN's Human Development Index.
          ...

          Full text:
          http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/intern...ing-to-liberia
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          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #6
            Re: Guinea - A hemorrhagic disease killed 61 people including 8 health workers in Forest Guinea - Ebola lab confirmed in 13 cases

            After Guinea, suspected cases of Ebola detected in Liberia The Echo Republican
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            / AFP Members of the health service of the Gabonese army after the death of a young girl of the Ebola virus in Gabon 17 December 2001
            After Guinea hit by haemorrhagic fever, including that caused by the Ebola virus, which were sixty deaths since January, six suspected cases of Ebola were detected Monday in neighboring Liberia, including five deaths.
            "Until this morning (Monday), six cases were detected, of which five are already dead: four women and one male child," said a statement from the Liberian Minister of Health, Walter Gwenigale, stating that the sixth case is a little girl, now "under treatment."

            These people, whose nationalities were not specified, were from the south of Guinea for treatment in hospitals in northern Liberia in Lofa County, near the border, according to the minister.

            These are "people who came to the funeral in Guinea and returned home" in Liberia, in a border area, said Marie-Christine Ferir responsible crises of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), in AFP in Brussels.
            There are "family ties" in this region straddling the two countries, "people come to attend the funeral of one side and unfortunately they unknowingly infect and after they return home," said she said.
            According to the Liberian Minister of Health, Liberian health inspectors "already investigating the situation (...), do blood tests and raise awareness among health authorities on the disease."
            In Conakry, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement that "Guinea recorded from January to March 23, a total of 87 suspected cases of viral haemorrhagic fever which 61 death ", mainly in the South.
            De premières analyses d'échantillons effectuées par l'Institut Pasteur de
            Raw sample analyzes conducted by the Pasteur Institute in Lyon, France, showed that these cases of fever in the south of Guinea were due to Ebola virus causes a highly contagious fever, vomiting and diarrhea that kill in most cases... http://translate.google.com/translat...a_1931510.html
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            • #7
              Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases

              Marketers Urged To Be Careful Trading With Guinea
              Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:24 admin
              As Ebola Virus Spreads Across Border
              By:
              Alvin Worzi
              ...
              [The Minister of Health and Social Welfare (MoSHW), Dr. (MD) Walter T. Gwenigale] revealed that five of six affected persons, who crossed into Liberia have died, and the sixth was being treated at a medical facility in Zorzor, Lofa County.
              “Two went back and died in Guinea while the three died in Liberia and their remains were properly disposed of,” they said.
              ...
              http://www.liberianobserver.com/secu...trading-guinea
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              • #8
                Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases

                Liberia reports 11 suspected Ebola cases, five deaths
                Sapa-dpa | 25 March, 2014 12:47


                The cases were detected in the districts of Zorzor, Lofa and Foyah, near Liberia's northern border with Guinea, according to the health department.

                "The disease is reported to be spreading along the border with Liberia, specifically in the communities and towns close to Guinea towns of Guekedou, Nzerekore, Kissidougou and Macenta," the health department's chief medical officer, Bernice Dahn, told local newspaper FrontPage Africa.

                "The team is already investigating the situation, tracing contacts, collecting blood samples and sensitizing local health authorities on the disease," Dahn added.
                ...
                http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/20...es-five-deaths
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                • #9
                  Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases

                  Source: http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Ne...beria-20140325


                  New Ebola cases as deadly virus affects Liberia
                  2014-03-25 13:18

                  Monrovia - Liberian authorities on Tuesday reported 11 suspected Ebola cases and five deaths, after the deadly virus spread from neighbouring Guinea where it killed at least 59 people.

                  The cases were detected in the districts of Zorzor, Lofa and Foyah, near Liberia's northern border with Guinea, according to the health department.

                  "The disease is reported to be spreading along the border with Liberia, specifically in the communities and towns close to Guinea towns of Guekedou, Nzerekore, Kissidougou and Macenta," the health department's chief medical officer, Bernice Dahn, told local newspaper FrontPage Africa...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases

                    snip from WHO press release:

                    "Two samples from six suspect cases including five deaths from Liberia have being taken and are to be investigated"

                    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...104#post529104
                    "May the long time sun
                    Shine upon you,
                    All love surround you,
                    And the pure light within you
                    Guide your way on."

                    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                    Aristotle

                    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                    Mohandas Gandhi

                    Be the light that is within.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases - tests pending

                      Copy of Liberian Govt. Press Release http://www.mohsw.gov.lr/documents/res.PDF

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                      • #12
                        Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases - tests pending

                        Ebola has now spread into Liberia, say Irish aid workers

                        The deadly virus has already killed more than 60 people and infected many more.

                        51 minutes ago

                        AN IRISH AID agency has confirmed that the deadly Ebola virus has spread from Guinea into the neighboring West African state of Liberia.
                        The report released by Plan Ireland confirms two separate cases of Ebola infection in Liberia, fuelling claims that the outbreak is becoming a regional epidemic.
                        ...
                        The first confirmed death in Liberia occurred in the Lofa County area, and involved a woman who had fled Guinea to seek refuge following the death of all her household members.
                        WHO health specialists are also investigating the death of a health worker at the border point between Foya in Liberia and Gueckedou in Guinea.
                        ...
                        http://www.thejournal.ie/ebola-outbr...80815-Mar2014/
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                        • #13
                          Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases - tests pending

                          Ebola In Monrovia?
                          Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:17 admin
                          1 Quarantined at JFK Medical Center 2 Suspected Cases Identified at Ganta Hospital
                          By:
                          Ishmael F. Menkor
                          The Daily Observer has been reliably learned from a credible source that one patient was on Tuesday, March 25, quarantined at the JFK Medical Center in Sinkor, Monrovia, after health practitioners noticed symptoms of the Ebola virus.
                          Our source, who asked not to be named, said the patient had come from one of those regions in Lofa region, where at least three confirmed Ebola deaths were reported by authorities of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Monrovia.
                          ...
                          Two suspected Ebola cases were diagnosed at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital on Monday, March 24, and the patients were immediately transferred to the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, Dr. Claude Monga, Acting Chief Medical Officer of Ganta Hospital disclosed.
                          Speaking to a team of journalists on Tuesday, March 25, Dr. Monga revealed the two patients were transferred because the Ganta hospital didn’t have anywhere to keep such patients.
                          He said one of the patients, believed to be a nine-year-old girl, was brought from Guinea and was vomiting and excreting blood, days after she was admitted at the hospital. After discovering her condition, she was immediately transferred.
                          He also noted the other patient didn’t vomit or excrete blood, but had been having persistent fever for the past five days and was also transferred.
                          Dr. Claude said Ebola’s symptoms sometimes take five to ten days before they can actually be identified.
                          ...
                          http://www.liberianobserver.com/health/ebola-monrovia
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                          • #14
                            Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases - tests pending

                            Liberia probes Ebola-like cases

                            March 26 2014 at 10:13am
                            By Alphonso Toweh and Saliou Samb
                            ...
                            Health authorities in Liberia said they had now recorded eight suspected cases of Ebola, mainly in people who crossed the border from Guinea. Five of these had died but tests were still being carried out to check if the cases were indeed Ebola.
                            ...
                            Samples taken from those who died in Liberia had been sent to Conakry for testing, according to the Geneva-based WHO.
                            ...
                            http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/lib...5#.UzK20vldUXw
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                            • #15
                              Re: Liberia - Media reports of Possible Ebola cases - tests pending

                              March 25, 2014 Press Release on the outbreak of the EBOLA Virus at the Liberia Guinea borders
                              March 25, 2014
                              The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare wishes to inform the public that as of today (March 25, 2014), a total of eight suspected cases, with five deaths have been reported from the field to the MOHSW. Six of those suspected cases were reported during the 14th to 24th March 2014 while two additional cases were reported from Foyah District, Lofa County yesterday evening. Specimens from the two (2) additional persons were collected pending shipment to Guinea for laboratory confirmation.
                              http://www.mohsw.gov.lr/content_disp...=press_release
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