Ebola Zombies? Patients ‘Resurrected’ or ‘Rise from the Dead’ Report Causes Panic

September 25, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Villagers in Liberia are fearful that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has caused two patients to “rise from the dead,” reports say.

Two women–in their 60s and 40s–died from Ebola in Nimba County, Liberia. Later, the local New Dawn paper claimed that the two were resurrected and are now alive, reported the Mirror.

The victims were identified as Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and Ma Kebeh.

They were being taken for burial when they apparently rose from the dead, the Mirror states.

Breitbart News, citing New Dawn, also said residents are fearful the two women have turned into ghosts.

On Twitter, users were making comments about “Ebola zombies.”

MORE: Sierra Leone Quarantines 2 Million to Fight Outbreak

The World Health Organization said that 2,917 people have died from the deadly virus this year. “The situation in Guinea, although still of grave concern, appears to have stabilized,” the organization said, via the New York Times.

According to The Guardian, neighboring Sierra Leone has quarantined nearly 1 million people.

Sierra Leone’s country director, Kelfa Kargbo, was quoted as saying: “We need more help from the World Food Programme, but more than that we need a distribution network to be built to make sure the food gets in and gets in regularly to the starving people. I am expecting starvation to show in three or four weeks unless this is addressed.”

“We were not prepare for the quarantine overnight. The areas being quarantined are really poor communities, most people live on 50p a day,” he added.