Sierra Leonean Ebola survivor fears scourge may resurface without proper health care

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-24 23:16:40|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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FREETOWN, June 24 (Xinhua) -- President of the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES) Yusuf Kabba has expressed fear in an exclusive interview with Xinhua here that the deadly Ebola virus might resurface in the country and even affects the entire West African sub-region, due to the lack of proper health care service for survivors.

Yusuf Kabba thought it fit to raise an alarm on the issue that there were hundreds of survivors who continue to suffer from different health complications, including partial blindness among several others.

He emphasized the need for routine medical checkups on survivors to ascertain as to how they are faring on with life, adding that he was not in any way saying that survivors will be the source of another scourge, but that they should continue to be assessed even though the Ebola has ended.

The SLAES President further said that the government has not been engaging them on issues bothering them, which he said could be a serious challenge with respect to any future outbreak.

Sierra Leone experienced the worst Ebola outbreak from 2014 to 2016 ,which killed thousands of Sierra Leoneans including health workers.