SIERRA LEONE: EBOLA AGAIN
- Written by Elongima Bundu
A very serious misconception from the public in Sierra Leone about the first confirmed case in the country of a 22yrs old girl who died few days ago after Ebola was declared Free. She died in the northern Tonkolili district, which borders north and southern province of Sierra Leone. Information coming in from Kambia district indicates that the stepfather to the deceased index case, Sheik Osman Kamara, who recently died from the Ebola virus, has fled to avoid being quarantined along with others who came into contact with the deceased.
The general public is informed of a high risk contact to the index case who is believed to have travelled to the Western Area Urban by boat from Kambia district on Saturday, 16 January 2016.”, The ministry of health said in a press release issued today. Sheik Osman Kamara is the stepfather to the deceased index case and hosted her in Kambia. He is five foot tall, dark in complexion between the ages of 35 to 45 years old. He is an Islamic scholar and was last seen around Pademba Road in Freetown on Saturday. It was gathered that the aged man helped to care for his late step-daughter when she was sick, unknown to him, It was the dreaded Ebola virus disease.Earlier reports had informed that about 103 people who came in contact with the late Mariatu Jalloh, who died last Thursday in Tonkoili district, have been placed in quarantine for medical watch. However, 3 contacts are said to have escaped.
But people are totally saying is untrue which had borne out of deliberately fallacious that the Government is doing this to make more money and creates environment for the President to stay in power as he wants to go for third team, more time or Extra Time in office. President Ernest Koroma is Not Running for Third Term or Extra Time, State House disclosed on Saturday, as the President finally breaks silence about the unpopular extra time campaign promoted by sections of misguided APC members. Ebola can kill up to 90% of those infected and is passed on through contact with the fluids of infected people or animals, such as urine, sweat and blood. Continued efforts in the sensitization and awareness raising towards Ebola Free Sierra Leone, continue to roll out the Channels of Hope Program targeting Faith Based Community Leaders country wide and the checking of temperature and washing of hands still continues in offices, public building, schools etc.