Ebola outbreak 'threatens Liberia's national existence'

Liberia is facing a “serious threat” to its national existence as the deadly Ebola virus “spreads like wildfire” there, its defence minister says.

Brownie Samukai told the UN Security Council that the international response to the crisis was “less than robust”.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that thousands more cases could occur in Liberia, which has been worst hit by the West Africa outbreak.

Some 2,288 people have died from Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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Liberian health care workers on an Ebola burial team collect the body of an Ebola victim in Paynesville on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia on 9 September 2014.

Categories: Africa, Disease, Ebola, Health, Liberia

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