Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic


Family members of West Point district commissioner Miata Flowers flee... News Photo2014-15 Ebola Outbreak,Accidents and Disasters,Bestof,Bestpix,Charity and Relief Work,Commissioner,Crisis,District,Ebola,Epidemic,Escape,Family,Fever,Healthcare And Medicine,Hemorrhagic Fever,Horizontal,Illness,Infectious Disease,Liberia,Military,Monrovia - Liberia,Organized Group,People,Politics,Poverty,Slum,Social Issues,Topics,Topix,VirusPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesMONROVIA, LIBERIA - AUGUST 20: Family members of West Point district commissioner Miata Flowers flee the slum while being escorted by the Ebola Task Force on August 20, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The military was called in to extract the commissioner and her family members from the seaside twon after residents blamed the government for setting up a holding center for suspected Ebola patients in their community. A mob overran and closed the facility on August 16. The military also began enforcing a quarrantine on West Point, a congested slum of 75,000, fearing a spread of the epidemic. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four African nations, more in Liberia than any other country. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)