Ebola death toll passes 100 as disease spreads from Guinea

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

‘Challenging’ outbreak has reached Liberia and Mali could take months to bring under control, says WHO

WED 9 APR 2014

THE DEADLY Ebola outbreak in West Africa is one of the “most challenging” seen since the virus emerged four decades ago, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

More than 100 people have now died from the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Mali, and experts say that it may take up to four months to contain.

Guinea now has 157 suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola and 101 deaths. The virus has also spread across the border to Liberia where there are another 21 suspected and confirmed cases and 10 deaths.

So why is this outbreak so challenging? The BBC’s global health reporter Tulip Mazumdar says that the virus’s broad geographical spread is to blame.

Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/world-news/57952/ebola-death-toll-passes-100-disease-spreads-guinea#ixzz2yPR1hixf

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