World News: Resisting Ebola Treatment

Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed off, and communities that are suffering from Ebola outbreaks are attempting to stop the spread of the virus. Screening centers are being set up at the airport, but the Nigerian airline Arik Air has suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Since February, 660 West Africans have been killed. The virus had spread even more rapidly due to people actively resisting medical treatment. West Africans have been threatening or attacking doctors and “liberating” sick relatives from quarantine units. They are not resisting because they want to stay sick; it’s because unfamiliar doctors have come in with unfamiliar treatments. This should be taken into consideration when providing aid for those who are suffering from Ebola.

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