Ebola Protest

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Title

Ebola Protest

Description

A crowd protests before entering the grounds of an Ebola isolation center in the West Point area on August 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. A mob of several hundred people, chanting, 'No Ebola in West Point,' opened the gates and took out the patients, many saying that the Ebola epidemic is a hoax. The center, a closed primary school originally built by USAID, was being used by the Liberian Health Ministry to temporarily isolate people suspected of carrying the virus. Ten patients had 'escaped' the building the night before, according to a nurse, as the center had no medicine to treat them.

Source

Photograph by John Moore

Citation

“Ebola Protest,” CDC Museum Digital Exhibits, accessed December 7, 2022, http://cdcmuseum.teachingatlanta.org/items/show/53.