*THE LIBERIAN OBSERVER URGES GOVERNMENT TO FIND SOURCE OF NEW EBOLA OUTBREAK
*VICTIM WAS A 10 YEAR OLD BOY WITH NO KNOWN CONTACT WITH EBOLA PATIENTS
*LIBERIA OFFICIALLY FREE OF EBOLA FOR TWO MONTHS
*LEAST LIKELY EXPLANATION FOR RECENT EBOLA DEATH IS NATURAL CAUSES
*MOST LIKELY EXPLANATION IS BIOTERORISM
*LIBERIAN OBSERVER SAYS “…if there is anyone that is involved, that person or group of persons or nation or group of nations will always strike us with it…”
Excerpts from the Liberian Observer:
A key point our readers missed in Alaskai’s story is how did young Nathan catch the virus? It most certainly was not through sex, because he was only 10. So what happened?
Did he come in contact with an infected person? Who was that, and where did the person come from? Where did he or she go? If it was from a person, it is imperative to find that person, otherwise he or she would go on spreading the virus to unsuspecting others, and soon, the disease would be full blown in Liberia again. That would be a dangerous set back for a country still reeling from the economic and psychosocial impact of Ebola, which was devastating.
We think the MOH should, while dealing urgently with the cases at hand, attach equal urgency to finding the source of this new outbreak and bring it quickly under control before it spreads further.
We need to put up our guard, our searchlight, whatever, to detect the source—any source—of this Ebola virus. Where is it coming from, who, if anyone, is visiting us with this deadly virus and how, and do everything possible to drive it from our country and people.
Otherwise, if there is anyone that is involved, that person or group of persons or nation or group of nations will always strike us with it – just when we seem to be recovering and trying to regain our stability and make progress in Liberia.
Our scientists, our security apparatus and every individual Liberian—all of us— should keep our eyes wide open and take nothing for granted, if we must keep this lethal menace at bay and drive it far from our shores