Ebola scare: Malawi army quarantines soldiers over ‘strange’ infections 

The Malawi Defense Force (MDF) has quarantined some soldiers who were on a peace-keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo over suspected Ebola virus.

MDF treating some of its soldiers for 'strange' desease

MDF treating some of its soldiers for ‘strange’ desease

The social media is awash with reports that some soldiers have been quarantined at the Kamuzu Barracks after being infected with the Ebola Virus in the DRC.

But the MDF Spokesperson, Francis Kakhuta Banda, has dismissed the reports, saying soldiers were screened before entering the country from DRC.

He told a local radio Capital FM that “the soldiers are being treated for another infection” which he could not disclose.

The recent SADC summit recommended that people entering any SADC country from an affected country would be subjected to screening and would not leave a country for the next 21 days while under monitoring.

Meanwhile, the United States has restricted airport arrivals from West Africa.

Travellers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea will now arrive at specific airports in Chicago, Washington’s and Atlanta, where they will undergo enhanced screening.

They will also have their temperatures checked as part of screening programmes, despite experts warning such moves are unlikely to have an impact.

Latest figures from the World Health organization (WHO) indicate that Ebola has so far claimed 4,500 lives mostly in West Africa.

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chifundo chinema

very bad tingodikila basi


Ebola never remain silence for more than five days, let us wait and see but this must be liar coz I never seen a white man chatting with an Ebola infected person. Malawi is no Ebola country right now. Who wants Ebola just go to west Africa>>>> you are going to enjoy it!


I dont understand you journalists,sometimes you expose your full ignorance.Do you know how Ebola is all about?Ebola is a viral infection,and it is highly infectious.Now do you know that these soldiers board a commercial flight,meaning there were some cilvilians in the plane,so tell me where on earth can people allow Ebola patients to take a flight together with non infected people knowing pretty well that Ebola patients are treated in strict isolation.Go to COm or MCHS and learn VIROLOGY.In a nut shell,the study of viruses.Shupiti.


mzungu angalore kusiya phuno pamtunda,bwezi atavala mapepala thupi lose.amalawi atola nkhani athu amatinamiza kwambili.umbuli unatipha zowonekelatu kuti ndi military training,inuso asilikali atolankhani musamawalore kuza maphuziro anu,azingolemba zampila basi.sadziwa kuti mdf ndiyomwe kuli chtetezo chose.l hop 1 day mmalawi ndi atolankhani aboza ikazayambika ngati atazapezeke.akusowa chochita atolakhaniwa.muwawuze azitifufuzira komwe kunalowera ndalama zamisokho.osadzatinamizaso anyasatimes.

Victor Chidyaonga

If what I have just read is true, the Malawi government must do something very quickly.God bless Malawi.




Komatu ebolayi osamangoikamba abale, awatu ndi masasu. simatenda,matenda anzimva mankhwala.

Frank Palirani

nyasatimes if u hv nothing 2 say just say nothing rather than bringng confusn among pple with ur false news. no any persn hs bn found ebola postive in malawi, and de picture shown above ws capture in early may, 2014 @ chikala in zomba during excercise in preperation 4 diployment in drc. malawans plz dont b cheated.


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zomvetsa chisoni amalawi tipemphele kwambiri.

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