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Liberian officials look to God to stem Ebola outbreak

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/7/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Death toll rises to 932 in worst Ebola outbreak in history

Dozens of rumors are emerging out of Liberia, amid panic and fear over the Ebola outbreak and it is unclear which are true and which are not, though it is clear that many believe that this pandemic is caused by God Himself.

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on August 5 that claims over 930 deaths do to Ebola.

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on August 5 that claims over 930 deaths do to Ebola.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
8/7/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Ebola, Health, Africa, International


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Reports include gunmen poisoning wells "to kill in the name of Ebola," and there are other reports that the Liberian government is dumping bodies by the truckload at a mass grave near a river that is making nearby residents worry about contamination. There are even reports that in Monrovia, Liberia's capital, bodies have been lying in the streets for days.

There is no cure for Ebola, only God's mercy can help west Africa.

This West African Ebola outbreak, the worst in history, has reached a death toll of over 930, including more than 250 in Liberia-has terrified people so much that some local leaders say God is angry with them.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called for all residents to fast for three days and pray for forgiveness.

"Relying on His divine guidance for our survival as a nation," she announced, "I call on all Liberians to observe three days of national fast and prayer to seek God's face to have mercy on us and forgive our sins and heal our land, Liberia, as we continue to fight against the deadly Ebola virus."

The Liberian Council of Churches, in a statement put out last week, claims the same. "God is angry with Liberia," the organization said in a statement. "Ebola is a plague. Liberians have to pray and seek God's forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts that continue to penetrate our society. As Christians, we must repent and seek God's forgiveness."

Liberia's overburdened health organizations have led to the president to declare a state of emergency on August 6.

The WHO reports that there have been at least 1,711 cases of Ebola this year. More than 932 people have died in the nations of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.

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