Villagers in Liberia have been left panic-stricken after Ebola patients rose from the dead.

The two women, in their 60s and 40s, died of Ebola in separate communities in the county of Nimba.

But the women identified as Dorris Quoi from the Hope Village Community and Ma Kebeh from the Catholic Community came back to life when they were about to be taken for burial.

According to thenewdawnliberia, their resurrections have caused a panic among the local people, who are calling Quoi a ghost and don't want the women to live with them anymore.

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest of its kind in history, and the first time the disease has affected West Africa.

Sierra Leone is the worst-hit African nation, with the death toll at 597 and 1,940 cases in total. The Government has now put five of its districts under quarantine - covering almost a third of its population.

Since its outbreak in March there have been 6,263 reported cases and 2,917 deaths. But scientists from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fear the total number of cases could rise to 1.4 million by 20 January 2015.

Ebola is a fatal disease which causes fever and internal bleeding through the spread of bodily fluids.

Two Ebola patients came back to life in Nimba