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Liberia set up blockades to tackle Ebola infiltration

Published:Thursday | August 7, 2014 | 8:32 PM

Liberian soldiers have set up a blockade stopping people from western regions affected by the Ebola outbreak from entering the capital, Monrovia.



It follows the president's declaration of a state of emergency to tackle the outbreak that has killed more than 930 people in West Africa this year.



In Sierra Leone the security forces have now imposed a complete blockade of eastern areas hit by Ebola.



Health experts in Switzerland are discussing a response to the outbreak.



It is the world's deadliest outbreak and the two-day World Health Organization (WHO) meeting will decide whether to declare a global health emergency.



Ebola, a viral haemorrhagic fever, is one of the deadliest diseases known to humans, with a fatality rate in this outbreak of between 50 per cent and 60 per cent.



It is spread through contact with the bodily fluids of Ebola patients.



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