Via Guineenews.org: Alpha Oumar Bah Bantayah, Mayor Télimélé to Guinéenews © "It's rampant here Ebola». Click through to see a 15-minute video interview with the mayor. Excerpt from a Google translation:
Appeared earlier this year in the forest region of Guinea, Ebola Télimélé arrived at the beginning of this month, already making three suspicious deaths, two patients and 41 confirmed contacts. But the population of Télimélé hardly believe the presence of this virus in their cursed prefecture ...
It was around 11 hours Guinéenews © joined Mayor Télimélé the phone. "We are in crisis committee with missions arrived in the framework of the response against Ebola. Apart from these NGOs such as the Red Cross and others, we are with the prefectural authorities, technical services, health, education, civil society, etc.. "said the mayor, Elhadj Alpha Oumar Bah Bantayah, the phone Guinéenews ©.
Speaking of the behavior of citizens, most of whom still refuse to believe in the presence of Ebola virus Télimélé Mayor Alpha Oumar Bah Bantayah acknowledges that "some speak of the devil and other same policy ...".
As we know, the most popular version in the village of Sogoroyah (victim) and being near the head of the family who recorded victims and patients have cleared a field and at the time of burning, the fire would overflowed and damaged "the home and property" of an old devil would have then decided to take revenge on the family of the human ...
"I went yesterday to see the field yesterday. Hore It is Poodhê. Here in town and all services, there is now bleach everywhere. But, as you know, people do not accept that welcomes you without shaking hands, the risk taxing proud of you," confided the Mamadou Balde Lamarana Saturday, host of rural radio Télimélé.
According to the mayor of Télimélé, several committees response are now in place, including a commission of communication and awareness. Also, wise and preachers of mosques will be used to explain tactfully and flexibly to people how they should behave during this outbreak.