Topics

Africa
In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths
In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths

The only Ebola treatment center in central Liberia, which opened Monday, came too late for its first patient, a 12-year-old boy. The boy’s mother died of Ebola a week ago. His father, also sick with Ebola, is being treated in isolation in the new 70-bed center in Suakoko town, run by the California-based charity International Medical Corps. The organization’s ambulance team had counseled the father on treatment for him and his son. The child was weak, but had managed to walk to the ambulance and climb inside. By the time he arrived at the treatment center from the family’s home an hour and a half away he had to be carried inside. He groaned in pain, clutching his...

Loading