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“Ebola Can be Cured, People Should Stop Thinking That They Will die"- CDC's Dr. Qian



Chinese CDC laboratory team leader Dr Qian Jun in an exclusive interview with Awoko at the Jui Hospital said the lab does 258 tests in eight days, following President Koroma's announcement to a World Bank Round Table that all the existing labs process less than 150 sample a day.

When asked how long it takes for them to deliver results, Dr Qian said it takes about a day because they do it in batches of 20 at a time. “That batch of 20 samples will take five hours to be processed and get the results out.”

“Sierra Leoneans should not be afraid to come out and do tests if they are feeling sick, the earlier they come out the better it is for their survival” he said.

“Ebola can be cured and people should stop thinking that they will die and come out early for treatment.”
The Chinese medical team works in shifts, day and night because they are very determined to break the chain of transmission. “The earlier victims get the results, the better it will be for the treatment center to start treating the patients.”

Dr Qian explained that his team is responsible only for testing, and their other colleagues from the Beijing 302 hospital are receiving the patients, and putting them in the holding center or isolation wards.

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