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8/20/2014 (1 year ago)

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At least 1,200 lives lost in West Africa due to horrific disease

The death toll from Ebola, the incurable virus that sends the body into meltdown has soared past the one thousand mark in West Africa. The known death toll at this time stands at 1,200. Liberia has had the most deaths in a two-day period. The World Health Organization is working on getting food sent to areas hit hardest.

Liberia has had the most deaths in a two-day period. The World Health Organization is working on getting food sent to areas hit hardest.

Liberia has had the most deaths in a two-day period. The World Health Organization is working on getting food sent to areas hit hardest.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/20/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Ebola, West Africa, death toll, resources, Liberia


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The African nation of Liberia is struggling to halt the spread of the Ebola disease. Trying to coordinate operations from its crowded, run-down seaside capital of Monrovia, the deadly toll from Ebola continues.

The death toll in the West African Ebola outbreak has Liberia has recorded the most new fatalities of the virus, which has a death rate of as much as 90 percent. Between August 14 and 16, Liberia racked up 53 new deaths, Sierra Leone had 17 and Guinea had 14.

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Ebola has also spread into Nigeria, with 12 cases confirmed as of this week.

Ebola has also spread into Nigeria, with 12 cases confirmed as of this week.


Ebola has also spread into Nigeria, with 12 cases confirmed as of this week.

The World Health Organization said it is collaborating with the U.N.'s World Food Program to have food delivered to one million people living in quarantine zones.

The death toll in the West African Ebola outbreak has Liberia has recorded the most new fatalities o

The death toll in the West African Ebola outbreak has Liberia has recorded the most new fatalities of the virus, which has a death rate of as much as 90 percent.


"Providing regular food supplies is a potent means of limiting unnecessary movement," it said in a statement.

The implications and far-reaching status of this modern plague has impacted every facet of life here. Since farmers can't get out to their fields to work, food output is now lower, and there are fears that a famine could start on top of the disease outbreak.

The implications and far-reaching status of this modern plague has impacted every facet of life here

The implications and far-reaching status of this modern plague has impacted every facet of life here.


In response, the WHO is also asking Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone to operate exit screenings of people leaving major airports, seaports and land crossings.

Liberia and Sierra Leone chastised the WHO for its response to the crisis, saying more needed to be

Liberia and Sierra Leone chastised the WHO for its response to the crisis, saying more needed to be done to save patients -- and faster.


"Any person with an illness consistent with (the Ebola virus) should not be allowed to travel unless the travel is part of an appropriate medical evacuation. There should be no international travel of Ebola contacts or cases, unless the travel is part of an appropriate medical evacuation," it said in a statement.

Liberia and Sierra Leone chastised the WHO for its response to the crisis, saying more needed to be done to save patients -- and faster.

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