Ebola outbreak stretching resources in West Africa

WEST AFRICA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Medical organizations fighting to contain Ebola across four West African nations are being stretched beyond their capacity.

With nearly 1000 dead and almost 2000 now infected, a leading health official in Liberia says they do not have enough beds to treat the sick.

Many infected people are being left to die alone in their villages, with some of the dead being dumped in the street.

Researchers believe they have now tracked down the start of the virus to a two year old boy from a remote village in Guinea.

But it wasn't until March that the mystery disease was identified.