Talk to Al Jazeera – Return to Liberia: Life after surviving Ebola (In the field)

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You might have thought the Ebola outbreak is over, but three years after the 2014 crisis that killed more than 11,000 people, African countries are still struggling with the virus and its effects.

This time the virus is infecting people in Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo in an area next to the ebola river where the virus was first discovered in 1976.

Forty-one years on, there is still no cure, vaccines are still being developed, and people continue to die.

In 2014, a global and unprecedented outbreak set the world in panic. The highly contagious virus spread from a young boy living in a small village in rural Guinea to across the region and beyond – killing 11,000 people.

Poorly equipped and understaffed, medical workers across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone turned down infected patients. When it reached the densely populated Liberian capital Monrovia, it took epic proportions.

Still, over 17,000 people contracted the virus and survived, but Ebola continues to haunt them.

Talk to Al Jazeera looks back at the 2014 crisis and meets those that have survived Ebola; men, women and children that played a crucial role in bringing the outbreak to an end.

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