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Liberia closes border crossings over Ebola

Liberia has closed most border crossings and could place communities hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus under quarantine in a bid to halt the spread of the virus.
Screening centres are also being set up at the entry points that will remain open, such as the main airport.
Meanwhile, Nigeria largest’s airline, Arik Air, has suspended all flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone after a man with Ebola flew to Nigeria last week. Nigeria has put all its entry points on red alert after confirming that a Liberian man died of Ebola after arriving at Lagos airport on Tuesday.
The virus has killed at least 660 people in West Africa since February.
The outbreak began in southern Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. It is the world’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola so far.
Over the weekend prominent Liberian doctor Samuel Brisbane died after a three-week battle with the virus. Two US aid workers are also being treated for Ebola in Liberia.
Countries in the region, including Ghana, are beginning to sit up and question their preparedness to deal with an outbreak.
Credit: BBC

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