A health worker assists a colleague with his protective gear, as they collect the body of a man suspected to have died from the ebola virus, in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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The only sounds in the abandoned Liberian village were the cries of a little girl, shut up with her mother's body inside the family home, starving and thirsty as she waited for death.When AFP visited Fatu's village of Ballajah Sunday, she had been locked away with her mother's body for a week after most residents fled to the forest to escape the virus.Belongings lay abandoned around the village, the doors of some homes left open by those rushing to leave.Ebola was first detected in Fatu's family July 20 when her father Abdulah fell sick, Wile told AFP.The only surviving member of the family, Fatu's 15-year-old brother Barnie, tested negative for the virus but was still shunned by his fellow villagers.
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