Bomi County Health Team has opened its first Ebola isolation center in Tubmanburg city.
Bomi County is among counties that have been quarantined by the government to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
The lead doctor at the government hospital in Tubmanburg said the center would be used to isolate individuals suspected of carrying the Ebola virus.
Dr. Gabriel Logan told The NEWS that the center is equipped with 12 beds and a self-contained latrine facility for Ebola patients.
He said the center is intended to prepare patients before transferring them to Monrovia for further treatment.
Dr. Logan also disclosed that the hospital which has been closed as a result of the huge number of Ebola cases was reopened Monday, August 18, 2014.
He said since the first Ebola case was reported on June 20, 2014 at Sime Darby Plantation, there have been 41 suspected cases reported in Bomi County.
Dr. Logan disclosed that 21 of the 41 Ebola suspects who were confirmed to have the killer virus have died.
He revealed that last week, there were three Ebola deaths in Tubmanburg City and indicated that “the challenge we have here is the issue of denial.”
“It is just now that people are trying to believe the existence of the virus,” Dr. Logan said.
Dr. Logan disclosed that the county task force is doing contact tracing in various communities to identify individuals who came in contact with Ebola patients.
He added that environmental health experts are also spraying infected homes in Tubmanburg and its environs.