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Ebola, infection, hunger, fear and guilt in West Africa


Ebola, infection, hunger, fear and guilt in West Africa


‘The world is losing the battle to contain the worst-ever Ebola epidemic,’ said the charity Doctors Without Borders this week, speaking out against what it suggested is rich countries’ inadequate response to suffering in West Africa. Portuguese television RTP reported.

The first death on European soil was a Spanish priest, repatriated while still alive from Liberia in mid-August. Spanish television TVE carried the heartfelt testimony of a nun who had been at his side.

Video from the infection zones is rare. What little there is was shown all over Europe. French television FR3 was one of many that showed an escape of a hungry man infected with the Ebola virus into a busy market place in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

The dangers have made it difficult for western journalists to get close to the reality. A team of Swiss journalists made a documentary about Guinea, RSI television reported.

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