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Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic

The deadly virus has killed at least 1,400 people in West Africa and more in Liberia than any other country.

Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
A man reads a poster raising awareness on the Ebola virus reading 'the risk Ebola is still there. Let us apply the protective measures together', on August 24, 2014 in Abidjian. The Ivory Coast announced on August 11 that it has banned all flights from countries hit by Ebola as part of steps to prevent the deadly virus from reaching the west African nation. (AFP/Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
Medical equipment sent by USAID to fight Ebola in Liberia is unloaded from a plane at Roberts international airport near Monrovia on August 24, 2014. Sixteen tonnes of medical equipment donated by the US government arrived in Liberia, which has tallied the highest death toll in the West African epidemic. (AFP/Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
Workers unload medical supplies to fight the Ebola epidemic from a USAID cargo flight on August 24, 2014 in Harbel, Liberia. The U.S. government sent more than 16 tons of supplies, including anti-contamination clothing (PPE), plasting sheeting and water purification machinery. International aid agencies and the Liberian government are struggling to keep up with the rapidly-expanding epidemic. The deadly virus has killed at least 1,400 people in West Africa and more in Liberia than any other country. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
People wait to deliver food to relatives quarantined in the West Point township on August 23, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Authorities began allowing relatives to make deliveries after local residents complained they were not receiving enough basic necessities. The Liberian government sealed the neighborhood on August 20 to help prevent the spread of the Ebola in the capital of Monrovia. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
People wait to deliver food to relatives quarantined in the West Point township on August 23, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Authorities began allowing relatives to make deliveries after local residents complained they were not receiving enough basic necessities. The Liberian government sealed the neighborhood on August 20 to help prevent the spread of the Ebola in the capital of Monrovia. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
A burial team from the Liberian Ministry of Health carries soiled medical supplies to burn along with the bodies of Ebola victims at a crematorium on August 22, 2014 in Marshall, Liberia. The Ebola epidemic has killed at least 1,350 people in West Africa and more in Liberia than any other country. (Getty Images)
Liberia battles spreading Ebola epidemic
A burial team from the Liberian Ministry of Health unloads the bodies of Ebola victims onto a funeral pyre at a crematorium on August 22, 2014 in Marshall, Liberia. The Ebola epidemic has killed at least 1,350 people in West Africa and more in Liberia than any other country. (Getty Images)