The Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Brima Kargbo has stated that samples of the Ebola virus in the country which were sent to Harvard laboratory in the United States of America has revealed that the virus is the Zarian type of Ebola; the most deadly ever.
The Chief Medical Officer made the revelation on Friday during a press conference marking a donation of $ 5,000 worth of medical consignment by Tegloma organisation based in the USA, as part of its contribution to the fight against the country’s most deadly virus in history.
As the prevalence of the deadly haemorrhagic fever continues unabated, the CMO has advised that even though there is some amount of survival chances in the case of early detection, people should be vigilant in taking precautionary measures in an effort to contain the outbreak.
He said that efforts by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to contain the virus is on course, as frontline medical personnel have been trained to provide the necessary testing and treatment for the disease.
As part of their contribution to combat the disease, membership of the organisation, specifically: Dr. James Senesie, Momoh Vandi, Yopoi Alpha, Dr. Sheku Idriss, Ernest Pekanyande and Sheku Tarawally have provided protective gears for the use of frontline health workers in the country. The consignment has been designated for the Kenema Ebola treatment facility and the Nixon Memorial Hospital in Segbwema to combat the disease.
By Poindexter Sama
Monday June 30, 2014