Liberia: Fake Death Certificate Sparks Ebola Outbreak Leading to Eight Cases

What could be another major outbreak of Ebola in Montserrado County is gradually evolving in the Paynesville vicinity specifically in the Rock-Hill Community as eight residents of the community have been tested Ebola positive according to medical sources. The outbreak started after some residents, especially close neighbors in the late Mr. Solomon King Pour of the Rock Hill Community was misled to attend the burial rites of the late Solomon are following a death certificate issued by a local health center in the area confirming the man had died of typhoid and High pressure.

Residents told FrontPageAfrica that after the death of Solomon, community members specifically close neighbors to the late Solomon were cautious as to how to approach the family because the cause of his death was unknown until a death certificate from a health center known as ‘Rock-Hole Clinic was provided indicating that the man did not die of Ebola. As a result of this assurance from the death certificate, some residents took initiative to help the family give their beloved a befitting burial. According to eyewitnesses, some residents helped family members to bath and cloth the body of the late Solomon followed by burial at a local cemetery in the Sand Town community, Paynesville.

One account has it that two weeks after the burial, the wife of the late Solomon fell ill and was rushed out of the community to (Rossville) Grand Bassa County for treatment. Family members are yet to explain why they chose to take their mother out of town rather than the health centers in Monrovia but it has been established that she got paralyzed and became speechless.

According to some neighbors two days after she was taken to Rossville she died and currently eight members of the family have been taken to the ELWA-3 Ebola treatment unit run by MSF where all eight have accordingly tested positive of Ebola with one death reported- one of the Grandchildren.

Some residents who assisted the family, according to the head of the community Ebola awareness and sensitization volunteers, Mr. Paye Nyenawah have agreed to turn themselves in but have been told to keep themselves in Isolation at home because they are not showing signs and symptoms of the virus.

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