Information coming in from Kambia district indicate that the stepfather to the deceased index case, Sheik Osman Kamara, who recently died from the Ebola virus has fled to avoid being quarantined along with others who came into contact with the deceased.
“The general public is informed of a high risk contact to the index case who is believed to have travelled to the Western Area Urban by boat from Kambia district on Saturday, 16 January 2016.”, The ministry of health said in a press release issued today.
Sheik Osman Kamara is the stepfather to the deceased index case and hosted her in Kambia. He is five foot tall, dark in complexion between the ages of 35 to 45 years old. He is an Islamic scholar and was last seen around Pademba Road in Freetown on Saturday.
It was gathered that the aged man helped to care for his late step-daughter when She was sick, unknown to him, It was the dreaded Ebola virus disease.
Earlier reports had informed that about 103 people who came in contact with the late Mariatu Jalloh, who died last Thursday in Tonkoili district, have been placed in quarantine for medical watch. However, 3 contacts are said to have escaped.