"Some faced the virus together.
"Writebol remembers an Ebola-stricken mother comforting a daughter fading from the disease. After the girl died, Dr. Kent Brantly entered the room to care for the mother. In full protective gear, the physician knelt next to the bereaved woman’s bed and began to sing a hymn. Writebol and others listened from outside: “We were all just standing there with tears in our eyes.” The mother’s sorrow was brief: Within days, she died of Ebola. By late October, at least 4,800 people in West Africa had died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Some health experts believe the numbers could be twice as high: More than 18,000 infections and 9,000 deaths. In villages and towns across Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, many Africans are dying wretched deaths, with no tests to confirm the virus.
"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns those numbers will escalate. The agency reports if the virus isn’t thwarted, Ebola could infect as many as 1.4 million people in West Africa by the end of January. That scenario would mean hundreds of thousands of deaths in the next few months..."
As Ebola Rapidly Spreads in West Africa, Christian Aid Workers Are Risking their Lives on the Front Lines
by Jamie Dean, World News Service