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Hungry Ebola patient flees quarantine, storms market – See what was done to him when caught! (Video)

There was panic in a crowded market in Monrovia, Liberia, when an Ebola patient  wandered in looking for food. The patient who was wearing a wristband to show he had tested positive for the disease, was said to have escaped from Monrovia’s Elwa hospital, which last month was so crowded with cases of the deadly disease that it had to turn people away.

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The Ebola patient dressed in red wandering in the market 

In the video, broadcast on Sky News, the infected man is seen arguing with some stallholders as he approached their stand. He was followed at a distance by a crowd.

Crowd following the Ebola patient at a distance

Health workers dressed in their protective outfits later arrived the scene and tried to convince him to return to the isolation centre but he refused and had to be taken forcefully into a waiting ambulance.

The patient being forced into a waiting van

One woman at the scene said: “The patients are hungry, they are starving. No food, no water. The government needs to do more.”

You can watch the video below:

At least 1,552 people have been killed by the current ebola outbreak, with 3,062 patients infected overall, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization.

The UN agency has warned that more than 20,000 people could be infected with ebola before the outbreak comes to an end.

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