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2 May 2017

#Liberia, Sinoe #Health ‘#Crisis’ Enters #Monrovia (Lib. Observer, May 2 ‘17)


Title: #Liberia, Sinoe #Health ‘#Crisis’ Enters #Monrovia.

Subject: Undiagnosed fatal illness, cluster of cases in Liberia.

Source: Liberia Observer, full page: (LINK).

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Sinoe Health ‘Crisis’ Enters Monrovia


By Cewhy Kwanue - May 2, 2017015

Dr. Kateh: “While two persons are confirmed dead in Monrovia…we have sent blood samples abroad for investigation”

Dr. Francis Nah Kateh, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Deputy Minister of Health, yesterday confirmed a second death in Monrovia from the ‘strange disease’ that has killed more than ten (10) people in Greenville, Sinoe County.

Dr. Kateh said the total deaths have now reached 12 including the two in Montserrado County.

“Some of those who travelled from Greenville in the aftermath of the situation and arrived in Monrovia are being traced and monitored, while at least two are confirmed dead,” Dr. Kateh told the ELBC afternoon news yesterday.

He said six of the nine affected people in Sinoe County have been discharged, while the three are in stable condition at the Francis J. Grant Hospital in Greenville, the county’s political capital.



Keywords: Liberia; Undiagnosed Illness.