Medical staff working with Doctor without Borders prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment center in Kailahun July 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard)
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Pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone over the worsening Ebola health crisis, as the Liberian football association said it halted all activities in the country.The Finance Ministry in Liberia, where 127 people have died of the disease, said it had placed several senior officials under observation for three weeks after a top ministry official died from the virus.In Sierra Leone, a doctor in charge of an Ebola treatment centre became another victim of the virus.Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, British Columbia had worked in Liberia with the Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse.He has not tested positive, nor shown any symptoms since returning to Canada Saturday, but one of his American colleagues, doctor Kent Brantly, is being treated for the disease.
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