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Report: Liberian Health Care System 'Collapsing' Under Ebola

Report: Liberian Health Care System 'Collapsing' Under Ebola

The health care system in Liberia is collapsing as hospitals shut down and medical workers flee from the Ebola epidemic, Liberia’s foreign minister has said.

Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea were going untreated because frightened Liberians were shunning medical centres.

He warned deaths resulting from normally treatable conditions could outstrip those from the Ebola virus by three or four times.

But he said his biggest immediate concern was the spreading epidemic.

Read the full story at The Independent.

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