Ebola Deaths Hidden As Fear Grips Liberia

Posted By on October 6, 2014

Liberia’s few ebola treatment centres are overwhelmed with the sick and dying – with patients sharing beds and the dead laying near the desperately ill.

The country has accounted for more than half of the world’s deaths from the latest ebola outbreak in West Africa and despite assurances from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that it is under control, evidence on the ground seen by Sky News appears to suggest otherwise.

Whole communities are gripped with fear about the virus – and terrified citizens prefer to die alone, unaided because of the stigma attached to admitting to the disease. [full story…]