A Liberian businessman has expressed fear over the wave of deaths in Bulorkolleh, Cinta Township, Margibi County. Moses Darmo, CEO of MOBEL Enterprise Incorporated Liberia located in Cinta Township, said he is in fear because people continue to die in the town from unestablished causes.
Speaking to reporters over the weekend, he said since the first death occurred on 25 July in Bulorkolleh, the town has recorded over 13 deaths with people still ill there.
Mr. Darmo, who also has his residence along the road leading to Bulorkolleh, said he does not want to be optimistically clear that the residents are dying of Ebola, because there has not been any test conducted by health authorities to establish the cause or causes of deaths in the town.
He said those who died, had reportedly shown symptoms of the Ebola virus disease, which include severe fever, headache, weak joints, red eyes, vomit and diarrhea, among others, noting that some of the residents travel to surrounding towns in Cinta, interacting with others, but no one seems to know who is infected with the virus.
The local businessman emphasized the need for the Margibi County Health Team to focus on the town to actually ascertain the main cause for the continuous death in the area in order to save the lives of the remaining residents.
He, however urged residents of Bulorkolleh to seriously observe Ebola preventive measures announced by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
According to him, one of the reasons for the spread of the virus is the behavior of family members hiding sick relatives, stressing that the best thing to do is to report your relative or loved one to the health workers for better treatment instead of hiding him or her and not knowing the actual illness, which eventually leads to death.