Violence erupts in Ebola-affected slum
Fighting the virus will be difficult because of the cramped conditions that the residents live in.

Violence erupts in Ebola-affected slum

AEST 13:47, Fri Aug 22 2014
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Residents in the Liberian slum of West Point have reacted angrily after the government ordered the area be sealed off in a bid to try and contain the Ebola outbreak.

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West Point is an extremely poor neighbourhood in Liberia's capital Monrovia, which the government has decided to seal off in a bid to control the spead of the virus.

It is thought that anywhere between 60,000 and 120,000 people live in West Point.

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