Bomi County, Liberia has not recorded any new cases of Ebola since November 25, 2014, the County Health Officer, Dr. Gabriel G. Logan, has disclosed.
He, however, said that this report “should not be the reason for the people of the county to rejoice but instead be cautious.”
In an interview with the Liberia News Agency in Tubmanburg recently, Dr. Logan said the County Health Team (CHT) will continue efforts aimed at containing the virus until neighboring counties in the Western Region are free of Ebola.
He noted that CHT, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), has started active case search at the community level to ensure the disease is completely eradicated.
HOSPITAL RESPONSE AND ISOLATION/TREATMENT CENTRES
As at 12 January, Liberia had 510 beds fully operational in 16 treatment centres (8 in Monrovia, 2 in Margibi, and one each in Bomi, Bong, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh and Nimba). There are also 93 beds functioning in six Community Care Centres (CCC). The World Health Organization estimates that a total of 428 CCC beds are required, and 1,989 treatment beds are planned “to be scaled up rapidly to meet local need”. Since 5 January, the number of available beds has decreased by over 30 beds. This is due to treatment beds being closed in low transmission areas, while more beds are required in remote locations and areas with high transmission.
See the World Health Organization interactive map of Ebola Treatment Centres for details on location, status and number of beds.
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has established hotlines that the public can call to get basic Ebola information: 1333, 4455, 0886229641, 0886397381, and 0776547437.
All counties in Liberia reporetd cases at some point during this outbreak.
Transmission remains active in:
Grand Cape Mount
* no new cases reported for 21 days or longer