Ebola Death Cases Swells, WHO Appeals For Global Preparedness

Posted: Oct 9 2014, 12:44pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 9 2014, 12:46pm CDT, in News | Latest TV News

Ebola Death Cases Swells, WHO Appeals For Global Preparedness
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Ebola Death Cases Swells, WHO Appeals For Global Preparedness

The number of deaths caused by Ebola have currently increased to 3400 and still counting. There are actually more than 7,000 people who have already been infected by the deadly virus. The healthcare facilities are having to deal with very many people at a go. As a matter of fact, the hospitals and dispensaries in most Western African countries don't have the capacity to handle such huge numbers of patients and so they have been stretched beyond their limits.

Sierra Leone has the highest number of Ebola infections when compared to adjacent countries such as Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Life in Sierra Leone is actually at a standstill because people have been isolated within their respective areas in a bid to cub the spread of Ebola virus. The Democratic Republic of Congo has also been listed among the affected countries.

Inquisitr has reported that the number of deaths arising from Ebola is expected to hit 3500. The World Health Organization (WHO) has already appealed for global preparedness in handling the Ebola pandemic. Medical experts in the affected countries have warned that healthcare facilities are on the verge of going down if death cases continue to rise. This is because more patients will flood the hospitals and yet they don't have enough capacity in terms of manpower and accommodation.

President Obama has already issued a statement saying that the global community has not given the Ebola pandemic the attention that it deserves. The president has requested the global community to merge resources and pull together because it's the surest way of winning the fight against Ebola.

The US has promised that it will deploy military personnel in the affected countries to help in combating the spread of Ebola infections. The military units will among other things train field experts on how to handle affected persons and also help in the construction of more hospitals and clinics in the worst hit areas.

Though the US has been on high alert following the outbreak of the virus, one person has been found to be suffering from the virus. The US government maintains that the likelihood of Ebola pandemic in the country are very minimal. The victim is already undergoing treatment in an isolated health facility. Besides that, the apartment that he used to live in has already been sealed and so no one is allowed to go inside.

In its press statement, the WHO argues that the virus is usually spread from one person to another through body fluids. The organization recommends early reporting and treatment of Ebola cases as the best approaches of keeping the pandemic at bay.

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