46 Ebola cases confirmed as new treatment centre opens in Liberia
A new Ebola treatment facility, the Island Clinic Treatment Centre, opened in Liberia on Sunday to help treat the deadly epidemic, which is currently sweeping through West Africa.
112 patients were admitted on the opening day, however not all have been confirmed to have the deadly disease.
Meanwhile, health officials said that 46 people, who were admitted to the centre on Monday, have tested positive for Ebola. The remaining patients are being monitored and are being treated for other diseases such as Malaria.
Liberia has been hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic, according to the World Health Organisation, 1578 people who have died due to the disease.
The 150-bed centre was quickly filled as soon as its doors opened on Sunday, with ambulances rushing in with potential Ebola patients.
According to figures released on Monday by the UN Health agency, approximately 5 800 people have been infected with Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal and it has killed more than 2800 people.
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