Ebola Resurfaces As Health Authorities Urges Calm Among Citizens
Reports emanating from northern Liberia have it that, a bat infected with the deadly Ebola virus has been quarantined within the Bombia district in neighboring Sierra Leone.
According to an ELBC correspondent in Lofa County, the deadly virus was quickly identified by the Sierra Leonean health team in its bordering district with Liberia.
Minutes after the discovery of the virus, the correspondent said, Liberians across the border were in panic upon hearing the information.
William Sherman, a focal health person speaking on behalf of the Lofa County Health Team, called on the panicking citizens through an organized press conference, to observe the regular prevention method of the virus, stating that, there is no need to worry about the situation.
He called on the Lofa residents to stay away from eating bats and other bush meats so as to subvert the spread of the deadly disease.
Though no one has come down with the virus since its discovery in the Sierra Leonian District of Bombia, the health sector in both Liberia and Sierra Leone remain relatively weak and is unable to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
In 2014, more than twenty thousand persons lost their lives as a result of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.