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Residents say dogs in the area were now eating some of the over 45 corpses that are yet to be removed to a crematorium or at a registered cemetery for proper burial

Terrified Residents Flee as Dogs Eat Ebola Corpses

The general Town Chief of Kissi Camp, Upper Johnsonville near Kpekpeh Town, over the weekend informed the Daily Observer that several dogs in the community have torn the plastic wrapped around corpses of Ebola victims and are now feeding on parts of the corpses exposed to them.

As such, Town Chief Tamba Tengbeh expressed fear of the subsequent outbreak of other diseases in the area since some of dogs are domesticated and could cause harm to the already frightened community dwellers.


Brussels Airlines came under pressure from its partners, as did Kenya Airways, to stop flying to Monrovia

Liberia Quarantined?

Some members of the international community are now closing their respective doors on Ebola-affected, Liberia, as many international airliners suspend flights to Liberia.

Since the second wave of Ebola outbreak in the country early July, many international airlines ranging from US-owned Delta to Air France and Kenya Airways, have all suspended service to the West African nation.


The Mt. Coffee Hydro project was expected to begin supplying electricity by December 2015 (Providence Journal photo)

Mt.Coffee Hydro Dam Rehabilitation Work Halted

Rehabilitation work at the Mount Coffee Hydro Dam,  located in Harrisburg, Upper Montserrado County, has come to an immediate halt, and all expatriate staffs have reportedly packed bags and baggage and left the country.

The LEC expatriate staff have left the country owing to fear of contracting the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which has taken  the lives of over 500 Liberians, including health workers.


CDC Director Tom Frieden is heading the US Delegation

‘Effective Surveillance is Critical’

The Director of the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, has stressed that effective surveillance is critical to curtailing the deadly Ebola virus. He further stated that enhancing the government and partners’ capacity to respond adequately to sick and burial calls is critical to the efficiency of the fight against the virus that has plagued the country and claimed over 500 lives.


Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine K. Ngafuan: ‘Liberia did not ostracize South Africa over HIV/AIDS or apartheid’

Liberia Anguished over Isolation by African Neighbors

The Government of Liberia is not taking lightly what it sees as the ostracizing of the three nations affected by the Ebola virus -- Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Addressing foreign newsmen over the weekend, Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine K. Ngafuan, recalled a time “when certain African nations were ravaged by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.” Liberia, he said, did not shut its doors for fear of contagion. 

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