A newly installed electronic board, rear, gives updates on the Ebola virus with periodical information spanning over different time periods in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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Liberia said Tuesday it had found 17 Ebola patients who had fled an attack on their clinic, sparking a panicked manhunt across its capital, which is in the throes of a seemingly unstoppable epidemic.The U.N. health agency has counted 2,240 cases of confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola infection, making it the deadliest outbreak ever.Such fears have often led to violence, with a raid on the medical facility in Monrovia's West Point slum Saturday the most dramatic example.Wild rumors of cannibalism and people being drained of their blood in Ebola clinics have fueled panic, with health workers saying the testimony of survivors was crucial to proving myths wrong.
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