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[#Olle_Jeffry ] WHO: World’s Worst Ebola Outbreak Could Affect 20,000 People or More: The Wo... [ #Swagmundial ]

[#Olle_Jeffry ] WHO: World’s Worst Ebola Outbreak Could Affect 20,000 People or More: The Wo... [ #Swagmundial ]

According to the latest figures released by the WHO on Thursday, the death toll has risen by more than 100, to 1,552 out of 3,069 cases in four West African countries : Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, where people previously thought that the outbreak was under control. The W.H.O. said the countries hit hardest by the epidemic — Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone — were “struggling to control the escalating outbreak against a backdrop of severely compromised health systems, significant deficits in capacity, and rampant fear.” Two hundred and fifty medical workers have contracted the disease as of Monday. Health workers were getting infected because they were exhausted from working extraordinary hours. The best way to mitigate this problem, says the WHO, will be to get more health workers into the affected regions.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/who-worlds-worst-ebola-outbreak-coul...

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