Strange Skin Disease Spreads in West Point Slum Community


Monrovia – Green Planet Discoveries has alarmed with serious concern over an outbreak of rash skin disease spreading in West Point and other parts of Monrovia.

“As we see it, the occurrence of this situation is occasioned by unhealthy environmental concerns,” the group said.

According to the group, about 15 persons were discovered with the rash in West Point and some parts of Brewerville.

Green Planet Discoveries has therefore called on all those affected by the disease to seek urgent medical attention or avoid touching or playing with affected areas of the body.

They’ve also advised affected persons to clean affected bodily areas with warm water and soap and if available, apply hand sanitizer to the affected area.

“We also call on other individuals not yet affected to watch out for signs and symptoms of such disease, occurring with elevated yellowish area and red base on the skin, being quite painful to touch.

“It is also important that we clean our surrounding and relentlessly wash our hands every 45 seconds or one minute,” the group urged.

They called on the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, other non-governmental organizations working in the children and health sectors and parents to quickly look into the situation before it goes viral.

The Ministry of Health is yet to comment on the disease.