UN: Another UN staff in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) said another of its staff has tested
positive for Ebola, marking the fourth case of Ebola in the mission.

A UN statement obtained by PANA in New York late Wednesday said two of the affected mission personnel died of the disease three months ago, while another member of UNMIL’s personnel who contracted the disease has recovered and was discharged from hospital this week.

UNMIL's Chief Karin Landgren said Liberians could be proud of the progress they had made in fighting the disease, but urged them to "take extra care as they gather with friends and families over the holidays, especially in light of the newly reported infection".

"The confirmation of this new case is a stark reminder that we must all remain vigilant until there are no cases in Liberia or West Africa, and the mission is taking all necessary measures to mitigate any possible further transmission both within the mission and beyond," she said.

Landgren said in line with World Health Organization (WHO) protocols, the UNMIL Medical
team is conducting robust contact tracing, noting that "the team wants to ensure that all
people who came into contact with the infected staff member while symptomatic are
assessed and quarantined."
-0- PANA AA/SEG 25Dec2014

25 december 2014 07:54:29

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