Sierra Leone hunts Ebola patient kidnapped in Freetown

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A hunt has been launched in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, for a

woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her

relatives. Radio stations around the country are appealing for help to

find the 32-year-old who is being described as a "risk to all". She is

the first Freetown resident to have tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, Nigeria's health minister has confirmed that a Liberian man

has died of Ebola in Lagos. According to the Reuters news agency, he

collapsed on arrival in Lagos on Sunday and was taken from the airport

and put in quarantine at a hospital in the Nigerian city. Since

February, more than 660 people have died of Ebola in West Africa – the

world's deadliest outbreak to date. It began in southern Guinea and

spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. The case in Nigeria is the first

in Africa's most populous country. Angry protesters The virus kills up

to 90% of those infected but if patients receive early treatment, they

have a better chance of survival. It spreads through contact with an

infected person's bodily fluids.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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