According to many people AYV spoke with over the weekend, the quietness of government officials; especially the health sector is becoming worrisome day after day.
People are further worried that this was how officials kept quiet when the first Ebola outbreak in the country struck and killed more than 11,300 people out of nearly 29,000 registered cases in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
It is not yet known whether the new Bombali species of the virus — which researchers say could be transmitted to humans — can develop into the deadly Ebola disease.
“At this time, it is not yet known if the Bombali Ebola virus has been transmitted to people or if it causes disease in people but it has the potential to infect human cells,” Amara Jambai, a senior ministry of health official, told journalists.
“This is early stages of the findings,” Jambai added, while calling on the public to remain calm while awaiting further research.
Researchers who found the new virus in the northern Bombali region reports say are still working with government to determine whether any humans were infected.
However, they advised that people should refrain from eating bats.