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Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalized

Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014. (REUTERS/2Tango)

MONROVIA, Liberia: An official says some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center when it was looted in Liberia's capital are again under observation.

Late Saturday, residents of Monrovia's West Point slum attacked a quarantine center, where people were being monitored for possible infection with Ebola. Up to 30 of these suspected Ebola patients fled during the raid, when items including bloody sheets and mattresses were stolen.

Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said that at least some of the suspected patients were again being monitored at a hospital Monday. It was not clear how they had been identified.

Liberian authorities have struggled to contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and there are concerns that the raid will fuel the infection's spread.

 

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