Have Aid Efforts Brought Ebola Under Control?

November 7, 2014 4:53 AM

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Have Aid Efforts Brought Ebola Under Control?

Until last month, sick people hoping to get into Liberia's overstretched Ebola treatment clinics knew there was one thing in their favour - not that it brought much comfort. Thanks to the virus's fearfully high fatality rate, with up to seven out of 10 patients dying, ward space was always freed up sooner or later; "bed blockers" were one problem that staff did not have to worry about.

Today it is all rather different. At the main Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in the capital, Monrovia, a facility built for 250 people now has only around 60 patients. Further north in Foya, a forest-bound area that has been among the worst-hit, a 150-bed treatment clinic run by a different o...

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