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A Man Thought To Be Dead From Ebola Was Found Alive Before Being Buried

An ABC News video documented how it is easier to help dead Ebola patients than ones who are alive. Warning: disturbing images.

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This ABC News video showed how a 37-year-old Ebola patient left to die for days was found alive by a burial team in Liberia.

"The problem that they have here is there's a lot more room for dead bodies than there are for people who need treatment," Besser said.

Besser said the ambulance would have to find a hospital bed for the man to be treated. However, beds for Ebola patients are extremely scarce in Monrovia, Liberia.

An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of Dr. Richard Besser.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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