US Ebola labs, equipment for clinic arrive in Liberia

2014-09-30 13:00
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Monrovia - The United States military has delivered two mobile Ebola testing labs and the equipment to build a field hospital in Liberia.

Liberia has been hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that has touched four other West African countries. The World Health Organisation says more than 3 000 deaths have been linked to the disease in the largest outbreak ever.

But even that toll is likely an underestimate, partially because there aren't enough labs to test people for Ebola. The US Embassy in Liberia said Monday that the two new labs should be up and running this week.

The hospital will have 25 beds and will treat health care workers, who are at a high risk of getting Ebola because they are in such close contact with patients.

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