Liberia’s West Point Slum Reels From Ebola Nightmare

August 22, 2014 9:42 AM

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Liberia’s West Point Slum Reels From Ebola Nightmare

A few weeks ago, West Point was merely the worst slum in war-racked Liberia. Today, it is both that and the most notorious urban center of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak.

It is also quarantined from the rest of the Liberian capital Monrovia, and its dank alleyways subject to a nightly curfew. Barricades and barbed wire have gone up, and troops posted. Ships started patrolling the waterfront on Wednesday to further restrict the movement of the 70,000 or so residents. ...

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