UN says ebola winning the race

20 Oct

Africa Sustainable Conservation News


‘Ebola winning the race,’ says UN official Anthony Banbury

Health workers spray themselves with chlorine disinfectants after removing the body a woman who died of Ebola virus in the Aberdeen district of Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 14 October 2014. The World Health Organization says the number of cases – including deaths – could top 9,000 this week

The UN’s Ebola mission chief says the world is falling behind in the race to contain the virus, with thousands of new cases predicted by December.

“It is running faster than us, and it is winning the race,” Anthony Banbury told the UN Security Council.

Meanwhile, more questions are being asked in the US about how a nurse in Texas became infected with the virus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says 4,447 people have died from the outbreak, mainly in West Africa.

Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have been hardest hit by the outbreak, which began in December 2013 but was confirmed in March.

‘Unprecedented situation’

US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that “the world as a whole is not doing…

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