August 1, 2014
The World Health Organisation has warned that the deadly Ebola virus was spiralling out of control in West Africa and could spread to other countries causing catastrophic loss of life.
The warning came from the head of the WHO Margaret Chan who said that the epidemic was moving faster than their efforts to control it.
Dr Chan made the stark warning at a regional summit of the leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in the Guinean capital of Conakry, where she also said the response the virus had been ‘woefully inadequate.’
She explained: ‘If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries.
This article was posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:24 am