Liberia’s last Ebola patient discharged

10th March 2015 A 58-year old teacher, Beatrice Yardolo has been released as the last Ebola patient from a treatment center in Liberia. Beatrice, who hails from the northeastern county of Nimba near the borders with Guinea and Ivory Coast, lives in Monrovia where she teaches English at a church-run school.

A very happy Beatrice is quoted as saying “I am one of the happiest human beings today on earth because it was not easy going through this situation and coming out alive,”

Vickie Hawkins, Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres UK is quoted as saying “This is an encouraging sign for Liberia. However, there is no room for complacency as the number of new Ebola cases in the region has risen, People move easily over the porous borders that separate Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, so until 42 days pass without a new case in any of the three worst affected countries we need to remain vigilant.”

Liberia still has 106 people being monitored for suspected contact with an Ebola patient so its not blue skies yet, nonetheless, it’s pretty close.

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