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Cultural, Religious Practices Challenge in Ebola Fight, Health Official Alarms
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Cultural, Religious Practices Challenge in Ebola Fight, Health Official Alarms

 By Winnie Dixon/LINA

MONROVIA, December 7 (LINA) – Cultural and religious practices still pose a major challenge in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, according to the head of the National Social Mobilization Task-force of the Ministry of Health (MOH), John Sumo.

According to Sumo, the continuous laying of hands and ritual performances by people prior to burying their dead relatives is a serious impediment in the ongoing fight against Ebola.

Speaking at the Information Ministry daily Ebola briefing Wednesday, Sumo indicated that unless such practices are halted by traditional and religious leaders, gains made in the fight against Ebola could be reversed.

“Our recent data on counties reporting Ebola cases shows that most places where cases come from are highly religiously and traditionally centered,” he asserted.

 Sumo added: “Prevent yourself so that together we can all preserve Liberia; it is the only country that we have and if we continue to be as we are, we will not win this fight any time soon.”

Latest reports from the Ministry of Health suggest that six counties - Cape Mount, Nimba, Margibi Montserrado, Bong and Sinoe-are still reporting positive cases of Ebola.

LINA

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