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Year in Focus | John Moore on covering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia | Ebola Videos

Year in Focus | John Moore on covering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia

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In this interview, Photographer John Moore reflects on his coverage of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is said by the World Health Organization to be the largest and most complex outbreak since the discovery of the virus in 1976. There have been over 15,000 reported cases of Ebola infection and nearly 5,000 deaths since March this year, primarily affecting three countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Ebola is spread through contact with the blood, bodily fluids or organs of an infected person, and the virus has primarily been passed on to family members and carers of the infected.

No licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola exists, so where possible, infected patients have been placed into isolation in intensive care to be monitored and supported. Despite Doctors Without Borders sending more than 3,300 staff to work in isolation centres, and hundreds of millions of dollars already donated to the UN’s main Ebola relief fund, it is estimated that tens of thousands more could die from the disease before it is contained.

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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says:

We have used many of John Moore's fantastic photos to illustrate our work in Liberia

Johnny 1 Gear says:

2 Minutes 58 Seconds………… No words…….

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