MOSCOW, September 2 (RIA Novosti) - Nurses in Ebola-stricken Liberia are demanding higher salaries and improved protection from infection, Agence France-Presse reported.
Spokesman for the strikers at the Monrovia hospital, John Tugbeh, said that the nurses will not return to work until they are provided with "personal protective equipment (PPEs)," the agency said.
"From the beginning of the Ebola outbreak we have not had any protective equipment to work with. As result, so many doctors got infected by the virus. We have to stay home until we get the PPEs," Tugbeh said.
The Ebola virus, which has a 90-percent mortality rate, has been raging in West Africa for months, in its biggest outbreak in history.
The current Ebola virus outbreak has killed 1,552 people out of more than 3,000 infection cases, according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates.
Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria are among the countries most affected by the epidemic. The WHO also claims Ebola could affect up to 20,000 people before it is brought after control.