ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser in Monrovia, Liberia: ‘He’s Not Dead…They Almost Took Him Away’

By Jordan Chariton 

MonroviaTalk about a close call.

While reporting for ABC in Monrovia, Liberia, chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser was standing in front on Ebola-stricken body being sprayed and wrapped up by a burial team.

“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.”