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Ebola Doctors at Breaking Point: ‘This Constant Feeling That the Boat’s Sinking’

“At 3:30 a.m. in the world’s biggest Ebola treatment center, Daniel Lucey found the outbreak reduced to its essentials: patients lying on mattresses on the floor and vomiting in the dark, visible only by the wavering flashlight beam of a single volunteer doctor.

“I don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Lucey, a physician and professor from Georgetown University who is halfway through a five-week tour in Liberia with Medecins Sans Frontieres, the medical charity known in English as Doctors Without Borders. “The epidemic is still getting worse,” he said by phone between shifts.”

By Makiko Kitamura and Naomi Kresge, October 20, 2014, BloombergBusinessweek

Full article: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-10-19/ebola-front-line-doctors-at-breaking-point