Liberia’s chief medical officer under Ebola quarantine

Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Paul Martin
27 September 2014

Liberia’s chief medical officer has put herself under quarantine for 21 days, after one of her assistants died from the deadly Ebola virus.

Bernice Dahn, a deputy health minister, said she had no symptoms but wanted to take every precaution.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says more than 3,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa.

Liberia has been the worst hit by the disease, accounting for 1,830 deaths – 150 in the last two days alone.

Health workers have been particularly vulnerable to the virus, which is spread by the infected bodily fluids of patients.

Health organisations recommend isolating people for at least 21 days, which is the maximum incubation period for the virus.

‘Every precaution’

Ms Dahn told the BBC on Saturday that she herself had decided to go into quarantine and wanted to abide by that rule.

She said she had not come into contact with any other infected people, apart from the office assistant who died this week, but wanted to take every precaution.

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