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Ebola Health Care Workers in Liberia Defy Call to Strike
Times ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Alexandra Sifferlin

Posted on 10/15/2014 10:44:56 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

Liberian health care workers largely ignored a call to strike Monday, despite claims that an estimated 80% of them are being forced to go without adequate supplies to fight the Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 4,000 lives in west Africa.

The government had asked health care workers to be reasonable, arguing a strike would have negative consequences on the containment of the outbreak, BBC reports. Liberia’s National Health Workers Association had called the strike demanding an increase in hazard pay

Liberia is one of countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, with 3,924 cases of the more than 8,000 total. Thousands of health care workers were due to stop treating patients as part of the strike, Reuters reports. But most medical staff continued continued caring for the sick Monday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; ebola; healthcare; liberia

1 posted on 10/15/2014 10:44:56 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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And FB dude threw $25 million at the moronic CDC.

2 posted on 10/15/2014 10:48:13 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "we still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola")
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3 posted on 10/15/2014 10:55:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill)
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