Last week, Liberia’s Ministry of Health recorded just ten new cases of Ebola. But some say vigilance against the disease is waning along with the outbreak. Richlue O. Burphy went to Bong county to see if communities are continuing to share anti-Ebola messages.
In the past few weeks, fear and panic surrounding the Ebola outbreak have subsided across Liberia, replaced with a sense of relief – from the capital, Monrovia, to the northern corners of Lofa county, on the border with Guinea. After months of living with new rules – no hugging, frequent hand-washing, no public gatherings – people are finally breathing a sigh of relief. But the outbreak still isn’t over, and just one case in a community could cause a flare-up.