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Liberia quarantines entire villages

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For several weeks now, the World Health Organization has been calling the Ebola outbreak an international emergency. And now, Liberia is stepping up their efforts to contain the disease. The local government is setting up quarantine zones for entire villages, the same plague village method used in the medieval ages. Soldiers armed with machine guns block the roads in and out of the villages, and any residents left living inside of them have little or no access to new food or water. Many of the infected victims fear they will just be left for dead. Medical professionals are leery about working with the victims, because often they are the ones most likely to inherit the deadly virus. Right now, the death toll is nearing 12 hundred, but Liberian government officials think there are several deaths that aren?t being recorded in the jungle villages. This health crisis is the biggest national challenge for Liberia since their civil war ended 11 years ago. Now, local residents question

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