The Ebola epidemic got a terrifying boost this weekend when a band of club-wielding men attacked a quarantine center for victims of the disease in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, sending at least 17 infected patients scurrying into a densely populated slum, reports BBC News. If that weren’t bad enough, the mob also looted the center, running off with potentially infected blood-stained mattresses and bedding.
“They broke down the door and looted the place. The patients have all gone,” witness Rebecca Wesseh told Agence France-Presse.
“This is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen in my life,” a senior police official told BBC News.