Medical experts tried to secure safe passage within war-ravaged Liberia on Sunday to search for possible victims of Ebola, the lethal virus found in a Liberian refugee in Ivory Coast.
The refugee has been isolated in a clinic in the village of Gozon and is expected to recover, the police chief in charge of the Tabou region, Col. Mombo Dosso, said.
Dosso identified him as 25-year-old Jaster Chea, who fell ill in his Liberian village and crossed the border on foot with his wife to seek treatment. They arrived about two weeks ago in the crowded refugee city of Nero, 12 miles from the border, and two days later Chea went to the clinic in the adjacent village, Gozon.
Dosso said Chea’s wife and several medical workers who treated Chea were under observation, but none had exhibited Ebola symptoms. However, Chea told medical workers that another man in his Liberian village had the same symptoms as he did and stayed behind.