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The Fight Against Ebola

VICE News visits the Liberian health workers on the front lines in the fight against the disease.

av VICE News
2014 10 09, 7:32am

In Part 3 of The Fight Against Ebola, VICE News returns to Redemption Hospital in the Liberian capital of Monrovia and speaks with Mohammed Sankoh, the director of the facility, which started as a holding center for patients but has since turned into a de facto treatment center. They also visit a nearby Doctors Without Borders facility and learn about the challenges foreign healthcare workers face as they help manage the crisis.

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa began in Guinea in December 2013. From there, it quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Cases also appeared in Senegal and Nigeria, and there was another outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Today, Liberia is at the center of the epidemic, with more than 3,000 cases of infection. About half of them have been fatal.

As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to Monrovia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak. 

More on ebola:

'The Tone on the Ground Was Sheer Terror and Panic': Looking Back at the First Ebola Outbreak

Spain Investigates First Case of Ebola Infection Outside West Africa

'He Wanted to Help In Any Way He Could': US Journalist Ashoka Mukpo Diagnosed With Ebola

West Africa
Doctors Without Borders
Redemption Hospital
Mohammed Sankoh