Ebola Virus Outbreak

Liberian Child Suspected of Contracting Ebola Clings to Life

Saah Exco was one of the patients pulled out of a center for people suspected of contracting Ebola when the facility was overrun on Saturday.

. Local residents gather around a very sick Saah Exco, 10, in a West Point slum back alley in Monrovia, Liberia, on Aug. 19, 2014. According to community organizer John Saah Mbayoh, Saah's mother died of suspected but untested Ebola virus in West Point before he was brought to the isolation center on the evening of Aug. 13. John Moore / Getty Images

. Local residents discuss how to help Saah Exco in an alley of the West Point slum on Aug. 19. Saah came with his brother, Tamba, 6, aunt Ma Hawa, and cousins, but his brother died on Friday at the isolation center. Saah fled the facility that night with several other patients before it was overrun on Saturday afternoon by looters, who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses. John Moore / Getty Images

. Residents dress Saah Exco after bathing him on Aug. 19. Saah has slept outside since Saturday, when he left the isolation center. A local clinic Tuesday refused to treat the boy, according to residents, because of the danger of infection, although he was never tested for Ebola. John Moore / Getty Images

. People dress Saah after bathing him on Aug. 19. Residents reportedly began giving Saah medication consisting of drip and oral rehydration liquids, on Tuesday afternoon. John Moore / Getty Images

. A local resident checks on Saah on Aug. 19. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,000 people in four African nations, with the majority of deaths occurring in Liberia. John Moore / Getty Images

. A very sick Saah Exco lies in an alley of the West Point slum on Aug. 19. in Monrovia, Liberia. The whereabouts and condition of his aunt and cousins, who left the facility when it was overrun by the crowd, is still unknown at the time of publicaton. John Moore / Getty Images