How a Herbalist Brought Ebola to Sierra Leone, Killing 365


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AFP has now revealed that the Ebola virus wouldn't have spread to Sierra Leone from Guinea were it not for the activities of a local herbalist in the country.

The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma.

"She was claiming to have powers to heal Ebola. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment," Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema, told AFP.

"She got infected and died. During her funeral, women around the other towns got infected."

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Source: #Yahoo! News


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