A nurse assigned at the Redemption Hospital in the Borough of New Kru Town has allegedly died from the deadly Ebola disease.
The nurse, name withheld, reportedly died last week following the death of an Ebola patient, (name withheld) who was in her care.
Information gathered by this Institution revealed that the death of the nurse has created panic amongst staff at the Hospital as they expressed fear of returning to work.
Some of the employees have also expressed fear of contracting the deadly disease, which they believe may be in Montserrado County and its environs, especially following the death of their patient.
Meanwhile, Montserrado County District # 16 Representative, Edward Forh, has reported that the outbreak in recent time has claimed the lives of some citizens, including the nurse.
He said the existence of the disease was confirmed by the Health Ministry, growing out of an incident in an area in the Borough, based on claim that it was spread by a lady who came from Sierra Leone. He said there is a search for another victim whose body was secretly taken away and that a search is also on for a wheelbarrow operator who took one of the bodies to the hospital.
Speaking yesterday during the father’s day program at the Trinity United Methodist Church in New Kru town, Rep. Forh said, “This information is not to create fear in you, but for you to be aware.”
He then called on the residents to be guided by all measures announced by the Ministry during the first outbreak.
He said a meeting is planned for today with authorities of the Health Ministry at the Town Hall beginning at 4 p.m. on the Ebola issue and that the Borough will also today begin a sensitization campaign on the outbreak.
The Republic of Sierra Leone over the weekend declared a state of emergency in a district where an outbreak of Ebola virus is spreading, something that led to the closure of its borders with Liberia and Guinea.
The Sierra Leonean Government also announced the closure of schools, movie theaters, nightclubs and trade fairs in the eastern district of Kailahun late Wednesday.
It also said all vehicles and their passengers entering the Sierra Leonean district are subject to screening at checkpoints.