News Outlets Report On How Ebola Is Affecting Liberians

News outlets report on the situation in Liberia, where Ebola is orphaning children, hampering vaccination efforts, creating stigma for survivors, and causing food shortages.

Associated Press: Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food
“Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation’s state radio reported Thursday…” (Paye-Layleh/Roy-Macaulay, 10/23).

NPR: Ebola Is Keeping Kids From Getting Vaccinated In Liberia
“…Rumors [about health workers spreading Ebola], combined with the closing of many health facilities, have caused childhood vaccinations rates to plummet in Liberia. Now thousands of children are vulnerable to potentially fatal diseases. The indirect effects of Ebola may prove more deadly than the virus itself…” (Hamilton, 10/23).

Reuters: Ebola survivors in Liberia are symbols of hope and help
“…Once rejected by their communities, survivors are now being seen as part of the solution as scientists try to find a way to use the antibodies in their blood to help treat victims…” (Hussain, 10/22).

Wall Street Journal: In Ebola-Afflicted Liberia, Orphanages Make a Tragic Comeback
“Feimata Dunoh once operated an orphanage outside Monrovia for children uprooted by years of civil war. Ebola has put her back in business…” (McGroarty, 10/22).

Washington Post: Faces of survival: Stories of Liberians who beat Ebola
“Liberia is almost synonymous with Ebola — in no other country in the world has the virus killed more people. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore made two trips to the troubled country to document the outbreak for Getty Images. His most recent photographs feature Ebola survivors…” (Kirkpatrick, 10/23).

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