Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Ebola Spread By Taxi Passengers

In spite of global effort to wage war against the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, the World Health Organisation, WHO, has warned that the Ebola virus is spreading exponentially in Liberia.

The United Nations agency said that motorbike-taxis and regular taxis are “a hot source of potential virus transmission” because they are not disinfected in Liberia, where conventional Ebola control measures “are not having an adequate impact”.

It added that aid partners needed to scale up efforts against Ebola by three- to fourfold in Liberia and elsewhere in West African countries battling the epidemic.
According to WHO statistics released on Friday 5 September, the Ebola virus has killed 1,089 people among 1,871 cases in Liberia, the highest among the five West African countries affected by the current outbreak, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Senegal and Liberia.

The report stated that in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, 2,097 have died out of 3,944 cases. Another 18 cases and seven deaths have been recorded in Nigeria and one non-fatal case in Senegal.

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