Officials on the lookout for 17 who fled with Ebola infected sheets, mattresses

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Medical centres in Liberia face protest
Monrovia (Liberia), Aug 19: Even as Ebola virus continues to claim lives in West Africa, reports suggest that authorities in Liberia are on the lookout for 17 people who fled from an Ebola medical centre in West Point with blood stained sheets and mattresses.

Health officials are trying their best to nab these 17 culprits who took off with the infected sheets and mattresses after the medical centre was attacked by looters.

It is said that the 17 culprits took off into an enormous slum following the escape. The reason behind the attack is not yet confirmed but it is said that locals were angry because Ebola patients were brought into the neighbourhood.

Looters took medical equipment, sheets and mattresses with blood stains. Officials fear that the whole of West Point will be infected.

Meanwhile, World Health Organisation (WHO) urged Ebola affected countries to screen all passengers leaving airports and sea ports.

This is however not the first time that such medical facilities have faced any protests from the locals. Health workers and burial teams have faced agression in the past from communities who fear that corpses will infect them.

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