In the wake of the CDC confirming the first case of Ebola in the United States and the medical world dealing with the deadliest outbreak in history comes a miraculous story of one Ebola patient in Liberia rising up from the dead, Yahoo News reported.
Recounting his experience while on an assignment in Monrovia, ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser was filming an episode of Thursday morning's Good Morning America with his producer when he spotted loads of angry locals surrounding an Ebola burial team along the roadway.
Upon investigation, the pair learnt that the crowd was angry since "they had been trying to get help for the dead man for days, but no ambulance ever came. When the man died, a burial team came in an hour," a community leader said.
Suited up in protective gear, the burial team sprayed the body with bleach, moved it over to a black, plastic sheet and began to wrap it up, according to Besser.
"We couldn't get him help when he was alive. They only come when you die," a community leader said.
But in the next few moments, the dead man was witnessed moving his arm, just a little, but clearly a sign of life. "He's alive," someone yelled.
Placing the dead man back on the ground, the burial team immediately unwrapped the body. Eventually, an ambulance was called to the scene earlier this week and the man was taken to hospital. His current state is not yet known.
According to Epoch Time, several "Ebola zombies" reports have been making headlines since the past few weeks, but most of them false.
"Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba," the Liberia-based newspaper The New Dawn claimed.
However, there have been no other media reports on the rumours and it appears unsubstantiated.
"No corroborating reports of Ebola resurrections have surfaced since the initial story was published in Liberia, and no details have emerged to clarify the circumstances under which the patients 'died,'" according to hoax-debunking site Snopes.com.
"On 30 September, the 'Ebola zombie' rumour was resurrected with a post suggesting that a third victim of the disease had mysteriously reanimated. However, the site from which the image and story originated is satirical in nature," Snopes added.