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Ebola suspect claims abandonment

A man who was taken to an Ebola Treatment Unit or ETU in Monrovia at the start the Ebola outbreak has launched an appeal for assistance.

Washington Sumoward told our Bong County correspondent that he was taken to the ETU after being suspected of the virus, but was later tested negative.

Mr. Sumoward said he has lost one of his senses as a result of the chemical used on him while in the ETU, claiming that the chemical used on him has caused him to lose his sense of smelling.

He disclosed that he was not tested of Ebola before being sprayed with the chemical, noting that the chemical almost killed him after going unconscious for several days in an ailing condition.

He added that after losing his sense of smelling, he had no access to any compensation from the government or humanitarian institutions, wondering why others taken to the ETU were not tested before being sprayed.

Mr. Sumoward also claimed that many deaths at the ETU were a result of the spray used on them.

He said his condition was embarrassing him as a construction worker.

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He displayed a photo of his with sores on almost every part of his body to our reporter while he was at the ETU.-By Papa Morris from Gbarnga, Bong County – Edited by George Barpeen

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