On Friday, World Health Organization said that the mortality on the worst Ebola Outbreak already rise-up to 4, 033 out of 8, 399 cases.
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The death toll includes 2,316 in Liberia, 930 in Sierra Leone, 778 in Guinea, eight in Nigeria and 1 in the United States. A separate Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 43 people out of 71 cases. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday in Dallas.
Over 99 percent of deaths have occurred in the West Africa countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
WHO places countries stricken with the disease into two categories, those with “widespread and intense transmission” and those with “an initial case or cases, or with localized transmission,” such as Nigeria, Senegal, Spain and now the United States.
The rise in cases of Ebola is quite alarming and according to US Ambassador Samantha Power for United Nation, cases of Ebola are expected to climb.
Based on reports, there is 75% chance that Ebola might reach France and UK by the end of October.
Meanwhile, due to the rising cases of Ebola, WHO calls an urgent action for the worsening widespread. UN’s special envoy for the disease said the world’s response to the Ebola crisis needs to be 20 times greater than it was at the beginning of the month.
Without mobilization on a massive scale, “it will be impossible to get this disease quickly under control, and the world will have to live with the Ebola virus forever,” David Nabarro warned the UN General Assembly on Friday.
Ebola is not just a health crisis, but a multidimensional one that kills, harms health systems, education, food security and livelihoods, Anthony Banbury, special representative and head of United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), told the assembly.
“The world must now act to help the people and governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea,” Banbury said. “A failure to act now while we have the chance could lead to unpredictable but very dire consequences for the people of the countries and well beyond. As long as there is one case of Ebola in any one of these countries, no country is safe from the dangers posed by this deadly virus.”
WHO expects other countries to answer their call regarding the Ebola outbreak.
SHERYMAE P. SESO
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