Woman forcibly removed from hospital in Freetown by family after testing positive for one of world’s deadliest disease
Officials in Sierra Leone have appealed for help to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola, whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after she tested positive for the deadly virus.
Radio stations in Freetown, a city of about 1 million people, broadcast the appeal on Friday to locate a woman who tested positive for the disease, which has killed 660 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak was first identified in February.
“Saudatu Koroma of 25 Old Railway Line, Brima Lane, Wellington,” the announcement said. “She is a positive case and her being out there is a risk to all. We need the public to help us locate her.”