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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

She Claimed To Have Special Powers: Female Herbalist Responsible For Ebola Outbreak In Sierra Leone


Health officials have revealed that the dreaded Ebola virus ravaging Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia need not to have spread to this extent as the outbreak started with an herbalist.
The virus which has killed thousands began when the herbalist claimed to have special powers to heal Ebola.
“She was claiming to have powers to heal Ebola. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment,”Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema, told AFP.
“She got infected and died. During her funeral, women around the other towns got infected.”
The herbalists mourners came in contact with her corpse and that stared a chain reaction of infections, deaths, funerals and more infections.
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