Africa

Ebola Virus Crisis Worsens for Lack of Global Help – WSJ


ebola_virus Five days later, Ms. Barry’s ride arrived: a makeshift coroner’s truck. Her final days and fate are emblematic of why West Africa’s Ebola crisis is forcing a major reconsideration of how the world handles public-health emergencies.Eight months after the deadly epidemic began in a forested corner of Guinea, there still aren’t enough doctors, nurses, and epidemiologists to keep it from spinning out of control. The World Health Organization said Thursday that more than 40% of the 3,069 cases reported since the outbreak began in December 2013 have occurred in the past 21 days. At least 1,552 people have died. The WHO says more than 20,000 people could be infected before the outbreak can be brought under control. via – WSJat-least-one-ebola-patient-is-headed-to-an-atlanta-hospital.

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