WHO: ‘Drastic Action’ Needed in Worst Ever Ebola Outbreak; Nearly 500 Dead

Friday, July 4, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Stoyan Zaimov
Christian Post
July 3, 2014

The World Health Organization has said that “drastic action” is needed to stop the spread of the deadliest and largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history, which has killed at least 467 people across West Africa since March.

CNN reported on Wednesday that African ministers and health experts are meeting in Ghana to try and coordinate efforts to stop the spread of the virus, which can kill up to 90 percent of those infected.

“One, [this is] the first time in West Africa that we have such an outbreak,” said Dr. Peter Piot, who first discovered the Ebola virus in the 1970s. “Secondly, it is the first time that three countries are involved. And thirdly it’s the first time that we have outbreaks in capitals, in capital cities.”

As of June 30 there have been reports of 759 cases and 467 deaths spreading throughout Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, making it the deadliest and largest geography-wise outbreak of Ebola in history.

Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s deputy health minister, told Reuters that the people are very afraid of the disease, which is spreading denial, fear and panic.

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