Sierra Leone’s Last Notable Ebola Patient Has Been Discharged From Hospital

.FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone’s
last notable Ebola patient has
been  discharged from hospital, medical officers made it
public on Monday,  allowing authorities to start a
six-week enumeration before declaring the Westland freed
from the virus all over again.

Thirty-eight-year-old Memunatu Kalokoh was discharged on Friday, said Col.
Sahr Foday
, the head of the sierra leone Army Medical
Unit, wherever she was admitted.
Kalokoh is the auntie of Mariatu Jalloh, the 21-year-old
student died of the virus last
month within the same week that the world Health
Organization declared the region Ebola-free. The case triggered a
country-wide search for people who could have come
into contact with her.
Kalokoh nursed Jalloh when she was sick.

Health ministry spokesman Sidi Yahyah Tunis, said this
meant the country had once more started the
42 day enumeration, one which the occurrence  are declared
over if there are not any new cases. This
represents double the length of the virus’s period – the time pass
on between transmission of the sickness and therefore
the look of symptoms.

Even at that time, however, the WHO said cases like this
one are possible to re-emerge as efforts continue
to terminate the virus that killed quite eleven, 300 folks in 2 years, 
largely in African nation, African country and Guinea.
Sierra Leone was 1st declared freed
from Ebola in Nov before Jalloh’s case emerged and raised
fears of a new upsurge. 

Health specialists expressed concern that a lot
of of the routine procedures established to contain the
virus weren’t meted out in her case.

Dozens of
individuals WHO could have inherit contact with Jalloh
before she died stay missing, and therefore the health
ministry has urged them to return forward. That effort has been hampered
by concernand suspicion in native communities.

“There are no penal action against them and that
we can treat them
if they’re sick, ”  Tunis said