Liberia works to contain Ebola as West African death toll mounts

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In the worst Ebola outbreak in history, the death toll has risen to more than 880 people. The spread of the disease in West Africa has outpaced the efforts to contain the virus with dozens of deaths daily.

In Nigeria, officials have confirmed a second case connected to the American citizen who died from the disease in Lagos.

In Liberia, authorities are taking action to contain the virus and raise public awareness. CCTV Africa correspondent Katerina Vittozzi reports from Monrovia.

Liberia works to contain Ebola as death toll mounts

Liberia works to contain Ebola as death toll mounts

In the worst-ever Ebola outbreak, the death toll has risen to more than 880 people. The spread of the disease in west Africa has outpaced the efforts to contain the virus with dozens of deaths daily.

Priscilla Wald is the Author of “Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative.” She is also an English professor at Duke University.

Ebola outbreak death toll reaches more than 880

Ebola outbreak death toll reaches more than 880

West African nations are dealing with the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

Professor Kathryn Jacobsen from George Mason University spoke to CCTV America on the resources needed to combat the Ebola epidemic.

Resources needed to tackle this Ebola epidemic

Resources needed to tackle this Ebola epidemic

For more on what resources were lacking to tackle this Ebola epidemic, CCTV America spoke to Professor Kathryn Jacobsen from George Mason University.