Ebola virus: Liberia health system ‘overtaxed’

Monday, August 11, 2014

Liberia’s information minister has admitted that the country’s health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Lewis Brown told the BBC the system had been “overtaxed” by the outbreak, but that authorities were doing their best in the face of an unprecedented crisis.

The medical charity MSF said officials underestimated the outbreak and that the health system was “falling apart”.

Nearly 1,000 people have died and 1,800 have become infected in West Africa.

Source: BBC News (link opens in a new window)

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