SOURCE: BY KEVIN TYDERSON
Bong County District # 6 Representative, Moima Briggs – Mensah has expressed shock over the recent outbreak of a strange disease in her county and is calling on the Legislature through the House of Representatives to intervene.
In her communication, which was read during the House’s plenary on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, the Bong County Representative said, fear has been created in the minds of her constituents following the outbreak of the strange disease.
She said, considering the case of the 2014 Ebola outbreak which led to the death of thousands of Liberians nationwide, the strange disease if not controlled, could have the propensity of causing similar death rates.
Recent media reports had it that the strange disease has a symptom of putting rashes on its victims as well as causing severe pains and itches on the dermis of their body.
“Dear Honorable Speaker and Members: I have the honor to bring to the attention of plenary the growing effect of a skin disease in Bong County and other parts of the country which is creating serious health hazard among citizens of said locations,” Representative Briggs – Mensah intoned through her communication.
“Considering the risk and danger associated with diseases as we have had several experiences to include the most chaotic Ebola disease in our country, it’s always good to promptly respond to such issues,” she added.
The Bong County Representative craved the indulgence of the House of Representatives to quickly intervene through its committee on Health so that the strange disease outbreak will be resolved.
The plenary of the House of Representatives in response to Representative Briggs-Mensah request, forwarded the matter to its Committee on Health to investigate the situation and report in two weeks.