Liberia asks Netherlands for ebola help

The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has asked The Netherlands for specialist medical aid to help the country against the spread of ebola. She made this public call on the television program KRO Brandpunt, the NOS reports. 

In order to stem the spread of the virus, Liberia needs material to test the presence of ebola in patients. This will also help to efficiently fight the virus in the African country.

President Sirleaf also asks retired specialists to contribute their professional expertise to the struggle against ebola.

According to the NOS, Liberian hospitals are burning dozens of dead bodies every day. Whether these patients died from ebola is not known.

Liberia, of all the other West-African countries that have been affected by ebola, is the worst hit. The country has already suffered 1830 fatalities.