Saturday, 27 September 2014

Walking Dead: mass panic in Nimba County as dead Ebola patients ‘come back to life’

September 2014 – LIBERIA, Africa - Fear and panic is spreading in Nimba County, an African community where dead Ebola patients have reportedly “resurrected” and roams around among the living. The victims were allegedly women in their 40s and 60s who was thought to have died from the virus in Liberia’s Nimba County. According to the local paper The New Dawn, the pair of “walking dead” is
believed to be amongst the living. The report said Dorris Quote, and Ma Kabeh who who said to be in her 60s, both from Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, were about to be buried when they “rose from the dead.” Witnesses claimed Ma Kabeh had stayed indoors for about two nights without receiving medication or taking any food before her reported death. When residents gathered to prepare the burial of the dead women, they were shocked to see the dead rise. Aside from the mass panic, many have wondered whether Kebeh had survived the virus after all, if the presumption of her death turned out to be false. Since the Ebola outbreak in Nimba County, this was the first time that dead patients had allegedly come back from the dead. The town has previously reported strange incidents relating to Ebola. One report claimed a native doctor could cure Ebola but died from the virus last week. According to reports, the virus has killed about 2,800 people in West Africa with 5,800 cases. The Ebola virus has no known cure, although efforts are underway to develop an effective vaccine to it from spreading. The World Health Organization has predicted that more people could die from the virus as it currently has a 70 percent mortality rate. The total number of infected people would reach hundreds of thousands in the next four months if the virus cannot be controlled. Previous reports have said the Centres for Disease Control projected that there could be 1.4 million people infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia by the end of January. -IB Times

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