Posted: Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 14:06 pm

Jim Iyke flees Liberia amid Ebola scare


Award winning Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has fled Liberia, following a huge scare of the deadly Ebola virus in that country.

Ebola virus is currently spreading across West Africa and it is the biggest viral infection that been recorded in the region in recent times.

The virus is believed to have killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the outbreak began in February, according to the World Health Organisation.

The Nollywood actor posted a photo on Instagram of himself at the airport in Monrovia, capital of Liberia, about to jet off from that country.

According to Jim Iyke, the Ebola pandemic has forced him to cut short his business activities in Liberia.

‘Monrovia, unfinished biz (business); Leavin(g) tonite (tonight). Nt (Not) ashamed to admit. Tis ish(issue) scares the Jesus outta me. #Ebola!!!!’ he posted on Instagram.

The actor later posted a photo having breakfast at a location suspected to be Madrid, Spain.

He said: ‘Breakfast; somewhere serene. Glad to be away frm all the madness. Thank u lord 4 everytime u hide me in ur pavilion. #Ikechukwu’.

Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease caused by the ebola virus. Symptoms typically start two days to three weeks after contacting the virus with a fever, throat and muscle pains, and headaches. There is then typically nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. At this point some people begin to have problems with bleeding.

The disease is usually acquired when a person comes into contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected animal such as a monkey or fruit bat.

Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Ernest Dela Aglanu (Twitter: @delaXdela / Instagram: citizendela)

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