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    Liberia- Ebola – Press Review

    Liberian newspapers lead with Ebola epidemic

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

    -One story that stole the headlines in Liberian newspapers Monday is the rejection of some Ebola patients by a government-run Ebola treatment unit on 12th Street in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor.

    An ambulance driver told reporters that he transported four suspected Ebola patients to the unit at the weekend only to be told by the administration of the treatment unit that there were no beds to accommodate the patients. The Daily Observer published the story as its banner headline under the caption: Govt Refuses Ebola Suspects for Treatment. Another story that captured the headlines is the story about the increase in Ebola casualties in Liberia to more than 1,000. The local newspapers, quoting the World Health Organization (WHO) put the Ebola casualties in the West Africa sub-region as of September 5 to 2,105. WHO said out of this number probable, suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in Liberia now stand at 1,089, in Guinea 517, in Sierra Leone 491 and Nigeria 8. The Heritage newspaper published the story as its banner headline under the caption: Liberia Ebola casualties hit 1,089

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