Turning away the Ebola dying

A US announcement on 16 September to send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in Liberia was welcomed with relief by health workers, who are losing the battle to contain the disease.

Some 57 percent of Liberia's 2,407 cases have broken out in the past three weeks, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a transmission rate that is vastly outstripping health workers' ability to treat patients safely. Health professionals have had no choice but to turn away the sick and the dying. Full report


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