News24.com | US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4 800


News24.com | US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4 800
  1. News24.com | US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4 800
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    US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has made his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4 800…
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Monrovia -  US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Thursday made his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4 800 people.

Price praised Liberia for its "remarkable cooperation" on health care issues.

The US sent troops into the country to intervene to help stop the outbreak, which killed more than 11 300 people, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The World Health Organisation declared an end to the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus in June.

Now a new outbreak, the first since the one in West Africa, has been blamed for three deaths in a remote area of Democratic Republic of Congo.

Price, who did not address the latest outbreak, toured the West Point community that was hit hard by the hemorrhagic fever in 2014.

Dr. Mosoka Fallah, a Liberian health ministry official, told Price there had been resistance from people there to report for testing.

"People said the Ebola situation was one-way traffic ... people go to the (Ebola Treatment Units) but don't come back alive," Fallah said.

Ebola survivor Mohammed Kromah told Price how he spent almost two months at a treatment center.

He showed the US official his Ebola-free certificate, which was greeted with wide applause.

Price…

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