Several Western African nations have closed their borders due to the Ebola outbreak. And the death toll from the deadly virus now stands at over 1,000 and is spreading, rapidly. Some journalists are claiming that many of the Western African nations are actually underreporting the number of victims and their healthcare systems are on the verge of collapsing under the intense demands to treat Ebola victims. Many doctors and other healthcare professionals have been infected by the virus, which is contributing to the crisis. In Liberia, the conditions have degraded so much that many hospitals are closing and bodies are laying in the streets. Soldiers have been deployed in several regions to help restrict people's movements within and between countries.

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