Liberia opens Ebola care centre

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Published: Friday 31st October 2014 by The News Editor

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Liberia has opened one of its largest Ebola treatment centres yet in the capital Monrovia, bracing for a new wave of infections even as officials express hope that the disease is on the decline.

The World Health Organisation said this week that the rate of infection in Liberia appears to be falling, but warned the response effort must be kept up or the trend could be reversed.

Aid is now pouring into Liberia and other West African countries hard hit by Ebola. More than 13,700 people have been hit by the disease, nearly half of them in Liberia.

Despite the signs of hope, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said today that the memory of the sick and dying lying at home or in the streets with no place to go is still fresh.

Published: Friday 31st October 2014 by The News Editor

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