Liberian Youth That Greeted U.S. Envoy Now Ebola Free
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Just a few days after Solomon, 14, and Joe, 11, stood in t-shirts and pyjama pants waving as U.S. envoy Samantha Power visited an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, their recovery was complete — they tested negative for the hemorrhagic fever.
“Solomon and Joe went home,” said U.S. nurse Bridget Mulrooney on Saturday, who works with the unit run by International Medical Corps in Bong County, about 200 km (120 miles) east of Liberia’s capital Monrovia.
Power, accompanied by U.S. public health experts, visited the treatment unit on Tuesday but did not enter the facility. She traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to assess the global response to the worst outbreak of Ebola in history.
From a distance, Joe and Solomon watched and waved at Power’s delegation from behind a neon orange fence at the “red zone” of the treatment unit.