Ebola Outbreak Now Most Deadly Ever In West Africa

Posted: June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized
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No end in sight as Doctors Without Borders says that, “Bringing the spreading Ebola epidemic under control in West Africa will require a massive deployment of resources by regional governments and aid agencies, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders”.

 

 

The Ebola Virus outbreak is being called the most deadly Ebola outbreak ever in West Africa. Time is of the essence to control and contain the Virus. The fear that it will spread to surrounding nations has WHO officials concern. The emergence of this outbreak threatens regional public health security. This Ebola outbreak is a critical emergency, but now the real danger is that it could spread to neighboring countries, such as the Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau. Will an 11 nation gathering in Ghana on how to stop the Ebola Virus have any effect, or are they too late?

USATODAY.COM: West Africa’s first-ever Ebola outbreak in humans is now the most deadly and geographically widespread outbreak on record and is threatening to spread, health officials say.

According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been more than 635 cases of Ebola across three countries in the region since the outbreak was first declared in southeastern Guinea in March. It has since spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. At least 399 people have died.

“It’s very much a serious outbreak,” said Daniel Epstein, spokesperson for the WHO. “I wouldn’t say it’s out of control, but the emergence of this outbreak definitely threatens regional public health security. We’ve ramped up our response, in so far as we can, but we have to continue to improve our work to contain this outbreak.”

About 150 WHO experts are now on the ground, working alongside local health ministries and clinics as well as international partners to stop the transmission chain, prevent new cases and treat those currently affected READ MORE: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/06/28/ebola-west-africa-outbreak/11615045/

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