Emmanuel Lasanah, outpatient supervisor at Monrovia’s Redemption Hospital, became one of the lead contact tracers during the recent Ebola outbreak, tracking down more than 900 potentially infected people. Given his high-risk status, he was also the first person in Liberia to receive the new vaccine against Ebola.
Emmanuel Lasanah, supervisor of the outpatient department at Redemption Hospital and the first person vaccinated against Ebola in Liberia, gives a first-person account of being a contact tracer during the epidemic.
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