World’s largest Ebola hospital slowly dismantled as virus retreats in Liberia

January 29, 2015 8:11 AM

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A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping west Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the Elwa-3 treatment centre is being dismantled and incinerated bit by bit as the region emerges from catastrophe.

The world's largest Ebola unit ever built opened in the Liberian capital Monrovia with 120 beds on August 17 but was immediately overwhelmed, with staff forced to turn patients away at its gates, despite more than doubling its capacity.

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