Liberia Closes Schools as Ebola Virus Spreads

E2Liberia closes schools and considering to put in place rules and regulations to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. The Liberian government said on Wednesday, going to put out the most challenging steps yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.

Liberia’s information minister Lewis Brown said “This is a major public health emergency. It’s fierce, deadly and many of our countrymen are dying and we need to act to stop the spread,”

The contagious Ebola Virus has been blamed for 672 deaths in the West Africa nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization. Liberia accounted for one-fifth of those deaths. The first cases of this outbreak were confirmed in Guinea’s rural southeast very early this year. It then spread to the capital, Conakry, and into neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone.

 

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