The bodies of two men lay in the streets of Monrovia for four days after they died of suspected Ebola, residents told Reuters news agency.
Both men had shown signs of having Ebola but frightened locals had refused to take them to hospital.
Information Minister Lewis Brown confirmed that the bodies had now been collected from the Liberian capital, but said they had only been on the streets for a few hours.
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