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Fear of Ebola cripples Liberia's healthcare system

By Agencies in Monrovia, Liberia ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-10-11 07:42:53

The two women came from opposite ends of Liberian society - one a beauty queen and daughter of a prominent lawmaker, the other an ordinary homemaker from a remote northern town.

When they needed urgent healthcare, however, these differences meant little. Neither had the deadly Ebola infection, but both were turned away from hospitals overrun by an outbreak that has killed more than 3,800 people, 2,200 in Liberia alone.

In the end, it was Comfort Fayiah, the ordinary 27-year-old, who survived, giving birth to twins in the street as passers-by did what they could to provide some privacy.

Fear of Ebola cripples Liberia's healthcare system

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