Liberia Latest Ebola Updates: The Deadly Ebola Virus Hits The Liberian Army Taking Away Four Lives, a Nurse and Three Soldiers.
A Nurse and three soldiers of the Liberia Army have died of the deadly Ebola virus while others remain quarantined at Edward Binyah Kesselley Military Barracks. Names of soldiers have not been released by the army who said to have been undergoing treatment at the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit in Paynesville, Monrovia.
Military sources said that it all started with the infection of a female soldier who had recently returned from vacation in Tubmanburg, Bomi County. The soldier reportedly fell ill and infected a nurse who treated her at the Edward Binyah Kesselley Military Barracks, that lead to the infection of two other soldiers. Armed Forces of Liberia officials said on Wednesday that quarantine measures had been in place since July and validated by representatives of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
An Official from the Army said on Wednesday that all necessary precautions have been put in place to protect the soldiers. Those soldiers and family members were outside the Barracks when they got sick, but the Barrack is being quarantined and the following measures taken, That no soldiers leave the barracks, constant hand washing and no visitation from family members.