Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

8/19/2014 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Contaminated medical supplies, wandering patients may spread Ebola

Seventeen people, suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus, are missing in Liberia after a health center in the capital city of Monrovia was attacked, the Liberian government reported, disregarding their previous reports that no patients were missing, and that all had been moved to another facility.

Aid workers carry the body of an Ebola victim, more than 1,000 have died of the virus.

Aid workers carry the body of an Ebola victim, more than 1,000 have died of the virus.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/19/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: International, Health, Ebola, Africa


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - This is one of the largest setbacks to the West African nation since the Ebola outbreak began back in early 2014.

You can be a light in the darkness with "prayer and action."

This outbreak has killed at least 1,145 people so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported, making it the worst outbreak of Ebola in world history. West African nations that have also seen the worst of the outbreak are Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

Liberian security forces protect a medical center. Security forces have been deployed following the

Liberian security forces protect a medical center. Security forces have been deployed following the Saturday riots.


To contain the outbreak the WHO has called for exit screenings on all travelers from these countries, and checks on airports, sea ports and major land crossings. Several international airlines have already stopped flying to the affected countries and Cameroon has closed its borders to its neighbor Nigeria.

The United Nation's chief coordinator in Sierra Leone, David McLachlan-Karr, reported that Ebola had spread to all but one of the country's 13 districts.

"While Sierra Leone was the last affected of the three Mano River countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) to have confirmed [cases] of Ebola, now it's the country with the most cases," he said.

Sierra Leone has had at least 810 cases of Ebola, including 348 deaths.

The attack on the center in West Point, a densely populated township in Monrovia, took place in the evening on August 16, and so far there has been no official word on what sparked the riot.

A senior police officer anonymously told BBC that blood-stained mattresses, bedding and Medical equipment had been taken, which could potentially spread the virus.

Liberia's information Minister Lewis Brown said that 17 of the 37 patients from the center had gone "back into their communities," but that authorities were trying to find them and he was confident they would return.

"Most of the people that went into this holding facility came there voluntarily," he said. "So our impression is that they still want to be [there] but they were forcibly removed by vandals and looters, not because they wanted to leave; so we are sure that they will return."

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Universal:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



Comments


More Africa

9-year-old boy burned for accepting Christ Watch

Image of Nassif's father burned him for turning to Jesus (davidhousholder).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Nassif Malagara, a 9-year-old boy living in eastern Uganda, decided to accept Christ into his heart.Unfortunately for Nassif, his conservative Muslim father had a harsh penalty for turning from Allah. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Morning Star News, ... continue reading


'No one ever knew': Boko Haram's reach extends far beyond the Chibok girls Watch

Image of Boko Haram is worse than most understand as Chibok girls take the stage (AFP).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Everyone has heard of the kidnapped Chibok girls, who were taken by the African terrorist group Boko Haram - but what about the other victims? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Boko Haram's reign of terror has ended more lives than their Middle Eastern counterparts ... continue reading


1.3 million Christians flee persecution in Nigeria as militants conquer Christian territory Watch

Image of Million of Christians have been displaced and thousands killed as Muslims practice genocide against Christians in Nigeria.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Over 1.3 million Nigerian Christians have been forced to flee their homes because of Islamic violence against them. The international community has been asked to do more to protect Christians from spreading persecution. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - More than ... continue reading


Nun fatally attacked in South Sudan Watch

Image of Sister Veronika Terézia Racková was shot by three soldiers and died from her injuries (irishexaminer).

By (CNA/EWTN News)

A Slovak nun and medical doctor died Friday from gunshot wounds she suffered in an attack in Yei, South Sudan last week. Juba, South Sudan (CNA/EWTN News) - Sister Veronika Terézia Racková was shot and wounded by three soldiers on May 16, and died from her injuries ... continue reading


'Everything published about this matter is completely false': Confusion erupts over EgyptAir Flight 804 crash Watch

Image of Egyptian officials are unable to keep their story straight (Eco Clement/UPI).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Conflicting stories have emerged concerning recently downed EgyptAir Flight 804. While Greek officials claim the plane swerved before falling off radar, one Egyptian official claims human remains indicate an explosion, while yet another claim by Egyptian officials ... continue reading


Terrorism?: EgyptAir flight 804 lost at sea Watch

Image of An EgyptAir flight was likely downed due to an act of terrorism (Popoff/Lemerg).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Sixty-six people remain missing after EgyptAir flight 804 disappeared from radar above the Mediterranean Sea Wednesday night. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The airline reported the flight was on its way from Paris to Cairo when ground control lost contact with ... continue reading


First missing Chibok girl returned to family after 2 years with Boko Haram Watch

Image of After two years as a Boko Haram prisoner, one young girl (not pictured) was rescued and reunited with her family (Reuters).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Over 200 Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped by Nigeria's terrorist organization Boko Haram over two years ago. At least 57 have escaped Boko Haram and one of those brave, victimized girls was recently rescued by the Nigerian army. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - At ... continue reading


#BringBackOurGirls: 219 of the Boko Haram kidnapped schoolgirls remain missing two years later Watch

Image of Boko Haram continues to persecute Christians and abduct girls as young as 8-years-old.

By Loredana Vuoto (CNA/EWTN News)

Two years ago, radical Islamists with the militant group Boko Haram stormed a school in Chibok, Nigeria, kidnapping 276 teen girls. The event initially sparked global outrage, with high-profile personalities taking pictures on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag, ... continue reading


Extremely young girls dreadfully raised and trained to become suicide bombers Watch

Image of Children as young as 8-years-old have been detonating bombs in schools and markets (Inquisitr).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Boko Haram has reportedly initiated a child training camp to prepare kids as young as eight-years-old to kill as many innocents as possible - including themselves. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Humanitarian group UNICEF recently reported an increase in children ... continue reading


WATCH NOW: Boko Haram releases heartbreaking 'Proof of life' video featuring kidnapped Chibok girls Watch

Image of One of the Chibok girls spoke to the camera. It is the first time her family has seen her in two years.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

When Boko Haram abducted over 200 school girls at gunpoint from a government school in Chibok, Nigeria, they made headlines across the globe. Since their abduction, there has been next to no word of their fate - until now. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Boko Haram ... continue reading


All Africa News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Prayer in Time of Bereavement HD Video
  • ISIS spy finds Jesus
  • Daily Readings for Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • The Vindication of Governor Bob McDonnell, Persevering Faith and the ...
  • Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick HD Video
  • 'Woman's thought is important': Pope Francis on women deacons
  • St. Irenaeus: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Amos 2:6-10, 13-16
6 Yahweh says this: For the three crimes, the four crimes of Israel, I ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 50:16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
16 But to the wicked, God says: 'What right have you to recite my ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 8:18-22
18 When Jesus saw the crowd all about him he gave orders to leave for the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for June 27th, 2016 Image

St. Cyril of Alexandria
June 27: St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the ... Read More