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Ebola Disease Killed Patient In Sierra Leone After Virus Resisted Herbal Treatment

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Ebola Disease Killed Patient In Sierra Leone After Virus Resisted Herbal Treatment

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July 28, 2014 – Ebola Disease Killed Patient In Sierra Leone After Virus Resisted Herbal Treatment

A Sierra Leonean Ebola patient whose family sparked a na­tionwide hunt at the weekend when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital, a health offi­cial said.

In recent days crowds gath­ered outside clinics and hospi­tals to protest against what they see as a conspiracy, in some cases clashing with police as they threatened to burn down the buildings and remove the patients.

Amadu Sisi, a senior doctor at King Harman hospital in the capital Freetown, from which the patient was taken, said at the weekend that police found her in the house of a healer. Her family refused to hand her over and a struggle ensued with po­lice, who finally retrieved her and sent her to hospital, he said.

“She died in the ambulance on the way to another hospi­tal,” Sisi said. Health officials said fear and mistrust of health workers in Sierra Leone, where many have more faith in tra­ditional medicine, are hinder­ing efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 450 people in the country.

May God deliver us from this deadly disease.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Stevinho

    July 28, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    What’s really the problem at dis present world? Is this the end of time???

  2. joe

    July 28, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    End of time,may God for give us our sin

  3. D Hunter

    July 29, 2014 at 5:39 AM

    Dnt knw y evrytin nw is attributed 2 Endtym on dis site. Ar u guys d one who‘s gono end d tym??? Mk we hear word abeg. End time.

  4. b.tawio

    July 29, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    All you need to know about Ebola Virus now:
    1. It is a Central African disease that has travelled over countries in a living host to West Africa. It is easily spread by physical contact and eating contaminated bush meat. Major hosts are in 5 species of Bats but monkeys and apes are easily infected and killed.
    2. It kills in a week, leaving no time to treat an individual.
    3. It has no known vaccine or cure.
    4. Known cases have been experienced recently in Guinea, Liberia and Central Africa Rep, spreading eastwards and westwards towards Nigeria. Death toll so far in West Africa is over 100.
    5. The Ebola outbreak of 2014 is the most challenging one witnessed in Africa.
    What we can do?
    1. Avoid eating any bush meat for now! Especially Apes and Bats.
    2. Wash your hands as regularly as possible, especially after shaking a stranger. It is spread by contact.
    3.The most straightforward prevention method during Ebola outbreaks is not touching patients, their excretions, and body fluids, or possibly contaminated materials and utensils. Patients should be isolated, and medical staff should be trained and apply strict barrier nursing techniques (disposable face mask, gloves, goggles, and a gown at all times). Traditional burial rituals, especially those requiring embalming of bodies, should be discouraged or modified. Awareness is key, don’t just read or ignore…spread this campaign before the virus spreads

  5. Victoria Fornah

    July 30, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Let the good Lord have upon our Country, over the this deadly disease call Ebola.

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