Metro Ebola Virus: Survivor Recounts Ordeal




Tawa Tamba, a mother of three in #Liberia, who was recently discharged after fighting off the fatal #Ebola disease has shed some light on what it’s like to battle the virus.

Tawa’s husband became very ill and died about four weeks ago.

Tawa then went to a clinic run by the group Samaritan’s Purse when one of her children fell ill with symptoms similar to that of her husband’s. Two of her children died, and she herself became very sick, according to Dr. Azaria Marthyman of Samaritan’s Purse.

She eventually recovered and was discharged on July 20.

“Tawa expressed her gratitude to God foremost and to all those who helped,” Marthyman wrote in a blog post on the group’s website.

“Thank you for praying for me every time you treated me!” Tawa told the staff.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed the lives of at least 672 people in #Guinea, #Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Recently, a case of the disease was recorded in Nigeria but health officials has pronounced the country ebola free for the moment.