Dr. Richard Besser was reporting for “Good Morning America” this morning from Monrovia, Liberia, about a suited burial team that was removing a victim of the Ebola virus from the road while an angry crowd looked on.
“He’s not dead,” Besser said as the burial team noticed the man they were wrapping moving his arms. “He’s alive…they almost took him away to the crematorium.”
“This is the most devastating and surreal outbreak I’ve ever seen,” Dr. Besser tells TVNewser. “Every day I’m seeing displays of suffering that are unimaginable.”
Liberia has been hit hard by Ebola. Nearly 4,000 have fallen ill to the virus and nearly 2,000 have died according to a report from Reuters.
The U.S. had an Ebola scare of its own when a man was diagnosed with the virus in Texas last week. Thomas Eric Duncan is in critical condition at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.