A post from Sylvia Olayinka Blyden on the Facebook page of SIERRA LEONE ISSUES:
I want everyone to know that the Makari Gbanti chiefdom in Bombali which has, as of tonight, now recorded several positive Ebola infections and deaths is where the father of President Koroma, Pa Sylvanus Koroma hailed from. Thus, our dear brethren in the Eastern Province should hopefully now realise that Ebola is not an APC contrivance to distort the 2014 Census against them. Ebola is real and can strike ANYWHERE and ANYBODY!!!
In the midst of our pains and confusions, throughout this crisis, the one thing we all can feel so very proud about is that so far, the matured political leaders in this country, have refused to politicise this catastrophic crisis. I personally feel so proud to be sharing a homeland with the likes of H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Julius Maada Bio, John Benjamin, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Ambassador Osman Yansaneh, Elizabeth Mans, Dr. John Karimu, Chief Somano Kapen, Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie, Hon. Moiwo Momoh (of Daru) and so many, many other patriots who have simply REFUSED to allow the crisis to be politicised into SLPP SPY versus APC INTERESTS. May God bless them.
Latest occurrence is in TONKOLILI, a hitherto unaffected district. A health intern assigned to MACAULEY STREET HOSPITAL in Freetown has tested positive for Ebola but not here in Freetown. He fell ill during a visit to Tonkolili district. Hence he was admitted at Magburaka Government Hospital where his blood sample was drawn and the test results showed positive. He is now transferred from Tonkolili to one of the Ebola treatment centers.
Epidemiology of the current Ebola outbreak in MRU sub-region is interesting.
Let us look at this particular scenario. There was a certain man who caught Ebola from a female Kailahun patient in Kenema. Some allege the female was his mum. After the female patient died of Ebola, this man abruptly left and moved to Bonthe where he infected at least one person in Bonthe. After this, he came down to Freetown and got himself admitted at Macauley Street hospital where he got in contact with health workers. One such health worker is the intern who has now fallen ill with virulent Ebola whilst on a visit to Tonkolili.
As can now be seen, EBOLA is a deadly virus that needs military-like attention to combat it. It needs immediate, enforced quarantining alongside massive inflow of good, nutritious food for quarantined residents and massive amount of Chlorine (common bleach) to disinfect. This is why the initial abandoning of Ebola victims in Kissi Kama and Kissi Teng, to roam around aimlessly in that triangular (MRU) horned area, under excuse that villagers allegedly stoned an ambulance with pebbles, will go down in History as one of the most "interesting" decisions ever taken in the entire history of Mankind's Healthcare efforts.
Finally, as of today, we have 473 laboratory confirmed cases. I am refusing to mention the so-called death figures we are being given by the Health Ministry as I consider it a mockery of those who have actually died from Ebola so far. May their souls rest in perfect peace.