Cross border Ebola infections targeted in West Africa

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The Liberian government is being helped by the United Nations to build new border posts to cut cross-frontier Ebola infections from Sierra Leone.

The UN Development Programme, UNDP, says infections in Liberia's eastern region have spiked recently as cross-border communities spread the disease across the frontier.

Forty-nine new cases have been recorded in December in the border county of Grand Cape Mount.

The UNDP-supported facilities will enable Liberia to prevent people from crossing from Sierra Leone without being monitored.

Sierra Leone has over 7000 thousand confirmed Ebola cases. Liberia has just over 3000.

More than 7900 people have died from the deadly virus mainly in West Africa.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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