AWFUL: Ebola Workers Killed by Villagers in Guinea Afraid of Disease
This is how awful the cost can be of ignorance and fear – Ebola workers were attacked and murdered by African villagers who believed they were spreading the disease instead of trying to relieve it.
From the New York Post:
The bodies of eight people were discovered by government officials in the village latrine, some of them with their throats slit, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
“It’s very sad and hard to believe, but they were killed in cold blood by the villagers,” the spokesman said.
The delegation from the Guinean government went to the remote village to educate the residents about the dangers of the deadly virus.
The villagers, however, responded by pelting the workers with stones and beating them with clubs, according to the LA Times.
And we just sent thousands of U.S. soldiers to “fight” Ebola. Whatever that means.