Photos From The Frontline Of Liberia's Deadly Ebola Outbreak

August 19, 2014 10:16 PM

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Photos From The Frontline Of Liberia's Deadly Ebola Outbreak

One of the biggest challenges in combatting the Ebola virus, which has claimed more than 1,200 lives in West Africa, is misinformation about the disease. Local communities that don't have access to information about how the virus spreads and its health consequences have resorted to ineffective traditional approaches like herbal treatments, and in other cases have denied the virus exists.

"Many, especially in the slums, believe it is a hoax cooked up by the government in order to bring in international funds," Getty Images photojournalist John Moore told Time magazine in an interview published Tuesday.

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