Ebola virus: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, and Senegal’s grisly reality as virus hits West Africa

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

September 02, 2014

INFECTED items are burnt, bodies are buried, schools are closed and flights are empty.

The deadly Ebola epidemic raging across Africa shows no signs of abating, with 3000 cases reported and 1500 deaths across five countries.

The World Health Organisation predicts there will be 20,000 cases and another six months before it is brought under control.

So far, the outbreak has hit Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria with the first case reported in Senegal this week. A suspected case in Sweden was negative.

Yesterday nurses at Liberia’s biggest hospital — the epicentre for the epidemic — went on strike to demand better pay and equipment.

The decision is in response to the fact one tenth of those who have died from the disease are health workers who haven’t been given proper protective clothing.

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