BEIJING, March 16 (ChinaMil) -- The third medical team of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) to Liberia consisting of 39 persons from the General Hospital of Beijing Military Area Command (MAC) set out from Beijing on a special plane at 18:00 on March 13, to take over the "anti-Ebola" mission of the second PLA medical team to Liberia.
The Ebola epidemic is under effective control in Liberia. The third PLA medical team to Liberia will, in addition to epidemic prevention and control, assist the Liberian government to conduct professional training on epidemic prevention and rebuild the country's health system, an official of the Health Department of the General Logistics Department (GLD) of the PLA told PLA Daily.
This medical team is made up of experts good at infectious disease treatment and personnel from the internal medicine department, surgical department, inspection department, ultrasonic examination department, etc, according to Shen Chunquan, leader of the medical team and deputy director of the General Hospital of Beijing MAC.
The PLA has sent respectively 3 medical teams totaling more than 500 persons to Sierra Leone and Liberia since September 2014.
So far, the Chinese military medical teams in these two countries have received and treated a total of 894 patients with 297 cases confirmed contracting Ebola disease and 27 discharged from hospital after recovery.