The health care system in Liberia is on the verge of collapse because of the Ebola virus, according the country's foreign minister.
Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said hospitals were closing down and medical workers were fleeing as the epidemic spread.
He said: "People are dying from common diseases because the health care system is collapsing. It is going to have a long-term impact, even after this crisis is behind us."
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