Ellen Advances Strategy To ‘Eradicate’ Ebola
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has advanced what she calls the effective way to eradicate the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from Liberia, the Liberia News Agency (LINA) has reported.
The Liberian leader is quoted by LINA as saying the effective way to eradicate the deadly virus from the country is for security forces and healthcare workers to stop the migration of Ebola victims and quarantine those that come into contact with them.President Johnson-Sirleaf, LINA says, while on a visit to several communities and the Liberia Government Hospital in Tubmanburg, Bomi County last Saturday, advanced her Ebola eradication strategy, stressing the need for effective contact tracing to locate relatives and caregivers of Ebola victims in communities.
She reminded residents of the county that Ebola has no cure, noting that the best way to prevent the spread of the killer disease and save lives is to adhere to the preventive measures put in place by the Health Ministry.
The Liberian President then urged residents of Bomi County to report cases of infected persons to healthcare workers, adding that by reporting cases involving Ebola victims to health authorities on time, people will save the lives of their family and community members.
Hiding Ebola patients in communities; President Johnson-Sirleaf said, is a dangerous thing, stating, “You are helping to spread the virus to infect more people.”