Aid group: W. Africa Ebola out­break like ‘wartime’

The Covington News - - WORLD -

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola out­break that has killed more than 1,100 peo­ple in West Africa could last another six months, the Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders char­ity group said Fri­day. One aid worker ac­knowl­edged that the true death toll is still un­known.

New fig­ures re­leased by the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion showed that Liberia has recorded more Ebola deaths — 413 — than any of the other af­fected coun­tries.

Tar­nue Karb­bar, who works for the aid group Plan In­ter­na­tional in north­ern Liberia, said re­sponse teams sim­ply aren’t able to doc­u­ment all the erupt­ing Ebola cases. Many of the sick are still be­ing hid­den at home by their rel­a­tives, who are too fear­ful of go­ing to an Ebola treat­ment cen­ter.

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