Many restaurants in Ghana’s capital Accra have stopped serving rodents, snails, and wild pig parts, and there is only one bush meat vendor remaining at the Agbogbloshie market in the city after rumors that the traditional food carries Ebola. Yaa Kyerewaa says the bush meat she sold at the market used to keep her four children in school:
Bush meat is healthy. I usually eat it as a special food on Sundays. We have been consuming for years only for it to be made unpopular by these needless rumors flying around. No one wants to buy our products now. It is sad.