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General News of Saturday, 21 March 2015

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Ebola: 42 Ghanaian health workers quarantined in Ivory Coast

Forty-two Ghanaian health workers who volunteered their services in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease in Sierra Leone have currently been put into quarantine in La Côte d'Ivoire.

The Ghanaians who went to the Ebola stricken country under the West African Health programme some weeks ago, are due back home today but must undergo the compulsory 21-day screening session in the quarantine center in Ivory Coast before they will be allowed to enter the country.

There are no indications that any of them has contracted the virus.

Starr News sources say the health workers will arrive home tomorrow, Sunday March 22,2015 after undergoing the compulsory quarantine period.

They are due to start work in their various health facilities in April.

An outbreak of Ebola has been ongoing in Sierra Leone since May 2014.

By 27th May 2014, it was reported that five people died from the Ebola virus and there were 16 new cases of the disease.

Between 27 May 2014 and 30 May the number of confirmed, probable, or suspected cases of Ebola went from 16 to 50.

By 9th June, the number cases had risen to 42 known and 113 being tested, with a total of 16 known to have died from the disease.