Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic


A Liberian Army soldier, part of the Ebola Task Force, beats a local... News Photo2014-15 Ebola Outbreak,Accidents and Disasters,Army Soldier,Bestof,Charity and Relief Work,Ebola,Epidemic,Fever,Healthcare And Medicine,Hemorrhagic Fever,Horizontal,Illness,Infectious Disease,Liberia,Military,Monrovia - Liberia,Organized Group,Politics,Poverty,Quarantine,Slum,Social Issues,Topics,Topix,VirusPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesMONROVIA, LIBERIA - AUGUST 20: A Liberian Army soldier, part of the Ebola Task Force, beats a local resident while enforcing a quarantine on the West Point slum on August 20, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The government ordered the quarantine of West Point, a congested seaside slum of 75,000, on Wednesday, in an effort to stop the spread of the virus in the capital city. Liberian soldiers were also sent in to the seaside favela to extract West Point Commissioner Miata Flowers and her family members after residents blamed the government for setting up a holding center for suspected Ebola patients to be set up 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)