Ebola survivors number thousands in West Africa

Photo: FrontPageAfrica Ebola survivors posed for a photo upon their discharge from a quarantined facility.

Photo: FrontPageAfrica
Ebola survivors posed for a photo upon their discharge from a quarantined facility.

The key to developing miracle drugs like ZMapp is in the blood of the ebola survivors and while reports of thousands subcombing to the dealy virus, thousands are also surviving the pandemic.

All Africa reports,

Information available to The NewDawn indicates that accumulatively, at least more than one thousand Liberians have survived the deadly Ebola virus since its outbreak.

This figure cuts across the entire country with some counties which previously recorded higher numbers of infected persons experiencing a big drop in new cases.

For example, some counties that were highly hit by the deadly Ebola virus are now experiencing decrease, including Lofa, Bomi, Margibi, Nimba and Montserrado, respectively.

Lofa, a county which recorded the first Ebola patient from Guinea in early March, was among the first to release 15 survivors, including Dr. Melvin Korkor from the Phebe Hospital in Bong County. Since then the story of survivors in Lofa are increasing.

Bomi where a Liberian doctor is using the anti-retroviral drugs to treat Ebola patients has also recorded huge number of survivors. Most recently, the county has reported more than 13 survivors. Margibi, another county hardest hit has also made significant improvement with a drop in new cases. Dolo’s Town, which was quarantined, had its quarantine lifted after a massive effort to eradicate Ebola.

Interview with Ebola survivor


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