Shocking Photos Of A Slum On Lockdown Amid Ebola Fears

August 21, 2014 1:08 PM

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Shocking Photos Of A Slum On Lockdown Amid Ebola Fears

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 1,300 lives and Liberia has the highest -- and fastest rising -- death toll, according to the World Health Organization. After long years of war and government corruption, many in the country do not trust the authorities and have resisted efforts to isolate people who have been infected.

On Wednesday, Liberian security forces sealed off the West Point slum in the capital city of Monrovia in an effort to contain the virus, causing hundreds of angry residents to clash with riot police and troops enforcing the quarantine. They told Reuters that they had no advance warning of the lockdo...

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