Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Ebola in Liberia- Dealing With the Contaminated Waste

Asides treating Ebola patients in Liberia, the WHO has to deal with managing the contaminated liquid waste produced by the Ebola treatment units (ETU).

With a single Ebola treatment bed creating about 300 litres of liquid waste per day, not including the chlorine solutions used in showers, hand washing and disinfecting health workers' equipment, it was only a matter of time before the septic tanks became filled up.

The WHO partnered with the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation to decontaminate and store the waste at the Fiamah sewerage in Monrovia with the acceptance of the Fiamah community and operations have commenced at the plant.

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