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Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic

The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four African countries, and Liberia now has had more deaths than any other country.

Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
Workers prepare the new Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Ebola treatment center on August 17, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. The facility initially has 120 beds, making it the largest such center for Ebola treatment and isolation in history, and MSF plans to expand it to a 350-bed capacity. Tents, beds and much of the medical supplies at the center were provided by UNICEF. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four African countries, and Liberia now has had more deaths than any other country. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
An electrician illuminates a shower in the new Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Ebola treatment center on August 17, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. The facility initially has 120 beds, making it the largest such center for Ebola treatment and isolation in history, and MSF plans to expand it to a 350-bed capacity. Tents, beds and much of the medical supplies at the center were provided by UNICEF. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four African countries, and Liberia now has had more deaths than any other country. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
A Liberian burial team wearing protective clothing loads the body of a 60-year-old Ebola victim after retrieving him from his home on August 17, 2014 near Monrovia, Liberia. The epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four African countries, and Liberia now has had more deaths than any other country. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
Hanah Siafa walks in the rain with her children Josephine, 10, and Elija, 6, while waiting to enter the new Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Ebola treatment center on August 17, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The newly built facility will initially have 120 beds, making it the largest such facility for Ebola treatment and isolation in history and MSF plans to expand it to a 350-bed capacity. The virus has killed more than 1,000 people in four African countries, and Liberia now has had more deaths than any other country. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
A family of patients prepare to leave an Ebola isolation center after a mob crashed through the gates of the facility in the West Point slum on August 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. A crowd of several hundred people, chanting, 'No Ebola in West Point,' opened the gates and took out the patients. Many in the crowd said that the Ebola epidemic is a hoax. The center, a closed primary school originally built by USAID, was being used by the Liberian Health Ministry to temporarily isolate people suspected of carrying the virus. Some 10 patients had 'escaped' the building the night before, according to a nurse there, as the center had no medicine to treat them. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries, with Liberia now having the most deaths. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
Local residents tell patients in an Ebola isolation ward to come out, as a mob overran the facility in the West Point slum on August 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. A crowd of several hundred people, chanting, 'No Ebola in West Point,' crashed through the gates and took out the patients, saying that the Ebola epidemic is a hoax. The center, a closed primary school originally built by USAID, was being used by the Liberian health ministry to temporarily isolate people suspected of carrying the virus. Some 10 patients had 'escaped' the building the night before, as the center had no medicine to treat them. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries, with Liberia now having the most deaths. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
Fayiah Sarkpu views the face of his wife, Tawah Fayiah, 54, who died overnight in their one-room home on August 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. A burial team for Ebola victims was notified to later collect the body. Many of the deceased, however, are not tested before burial or cremation, making the cause of death uncertain. Poor sanitation and close living quarters have contributed to the spead of the Ebola virus, which is transmitted through bodily fluids, often between people caring for sick family members. The epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
A man carries out a girl from an Ebola isolation center as a mob overruns the facility in the West Point slum on August 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. A crowd of several hundred people, chanting, 'No Ebola in West Point,' crashed through the gates and took out the patients, many saying that the Ebola epidemic is a hoax. The center, a closed primary school originally built by USAID, was being used by the Liberian Health Ministry to temporarily isolate people suspected of carrying the virus. Some 10 patients had 'escaped' the building the night before, according to a nurse there, as the center had no medicine to treat them. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries, with Liberia now having the most deaths. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
Batu Flowers tries to convince local residents that the Ebola epidemic is real on August 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Many people believe that the epidemic is a fraud and that people are dying from other causes. Many of the deceased are not tested before burial or cremation. Poor sanitation and close living quarters have contributed to the spread of the Ebola virus, which is transmitted through bodily fluids, often between people caring for sick family members. The epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries. (Getty Images)