Ebola Outbreak: Dr. Richard Besser Reveals Safety Tips En Route to Liberia

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En route to Liberia, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Richard Besser shared the medical advice given to passengers headed into the heart of the Ebola outbreak zone.

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While waiting for a plane to Monrovia, Liberia, Besser read the Ebola information sheet given to passengers.

Passengers are warned to “avoid direct contact with blood or body fluids of a patient or a corpse,” and given information about the virus and how it’s contracted.

The Ebola virus has killed at least 2,909 in West Africa and infected at least 3,000 more, according to the World Health Organization. Liberia has been one of the hardest-hit countries with at least 1,830 deaths connected to the disease.

International and U.S. health officials have warned the outbreak could infect 1.4 million people in West Africa by January if more is not done to stop the disease.

Aid groups and local governments have struggled to stop the disease with few medical supplies and without enough medical personnel to treat those infected. Multiple health workers have been killed or infected by the virus including four Americans, who were evacuated to the U.S.

Officials Worry Worst Case Scenario Could Leave 1.4 Million Infected With Ebola

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