World War E: Research documents how Ebola turned Liberia into a viral apocalypse

Sunday, September 28, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan A. Huff
Sunday, September 28, 2014

The fourth poorest country in the world has transformed into the real-life equivalent of a zombie movie thanks to the Ebola virus, which as of this writing has taken the lives of over 2,600 people in West Africa. All the panic in the streets, public protests, workers in hazmat suits, and military convoys represent the trappings of World War E for Liberia, coming a little more than a decade after the nation overcame two civil wars that completely ravaged its economy and infrastructure.

Using images to tell the story, the site Medium takes readers on a visual journey documenting Liberia’s descent into zombie apocalypse chaos. Prior to the Ebola outbreak, Liberia had slowly been reestablishing itself following two decades-long civil wars. Most of what had been accomplished in that time, however, has since come crumbling down as a result of the outbreak, making an already difficult situation far worse.

Most doctors trained to deal with Ebola fled Liberia when outbreak hit

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