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Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centres

02 November 2014, 10:29

Monrovia - Liberia has opened one of its largest Ebola treatment centres yet in Monrovia, bracing for a new wave of infections even as officials express hope the disease is on the decline.

The World Health Organisation said this week that the rate of infection in Liberia appears to be falling but warned that the response effort must be kept up or the trend could be reversed.

Aid is now pouring into Liberia and other West African countries hard hit by Ebola. More than 13 700 people have been sickened by the disease, nearly half of them in Liberia.

Despite the signs of hope, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Friday that the memory of the sick and dying lying at home or in the streets with no place to go is still fresh.

- AP


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