Via FrontPageAfrica: He Lost 35 Relatives to Ebola, Then, Landlord Gives Him Notice. Excerpt:
Morris Kromah, 40, a resident of Chicken Soup factory — one of Monrovia’s slum communities — has lost 35 members of his family to the deadly Ebola virus. Now his community refers to him as an Ebola carrier. He had to get the Police intervention for members of the community to stay off his back.
Kromah is among the many Ebola survivors who are finding it difficult to reintegrate into their various neighborhoods. “The worst of all is the community stigmatization,” he says. “I have been taken to the Police station twice because people in the community say I have been circulating the virus.” The Police made the accuser write an apology to Kromah, but he says it is not enough. He says the government must find a way to provide Ebola survivors and their families with protection from hostile community members.
“The most frustrating part is that personnel of the Ministry of Health told me to go sit at home to observe 21-day quarantine,” he says. “As I speak to you, I have [been] quarantined for more than four times. That’s 21 days times four. I took myself to the center, I’m aware that Ebola is deadly, that it kills. People don’t need to remind me of what I’ve suffered.”
To make matters worse, Kromah says his landlord has given him an eviction notice. He says the owner of the house in which he lives has not been sympathetic to him. “I feel very disgusted. I have to pray to be able to withstand this, because it’s hard to take,” he says.
“Now as I speak to you, I have no job, nowhere to get money. The landlord saw that I lost a lot of people to Ebola, yet she gives me notice to leave the apartment by November 17.”