WHO urges 'drastic action' to combat Ebola in West Africa
The outbreak in Sierra Leone, Ghana and Liberia is the deadliest on record, with the number of infections still rising
June 26, 2014 2:15PM ET
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for "drastic action" to fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, as it announced an 11-nation meeting to address the growing crisis.
The outbreak that began in Guinea has turned into a cross-border crisis that could spread to more countries, the WHO said.
Despite efforts by national health authorities and international aid organizations to contain its spread, the WHO has recorded 635 infections, including 399 deaths, in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since the outbreak began in February. The number of infections continues to rise.
The crisis is already the deadliest outbreak since Ebola first emerged in central Africa in 1976 — when 318 people were infected and 280 killed in what was then Zaire.
"This is no longer a country specific outbreak but a sub-regional crisis that requires firm action by governments and partners," Luis Sambo, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said in a statement.
"WHO is gravely concerned by the on-going cross-border transmission into neighboring countries as well as the potential for further international spread," he said.
In response to the worsening crisis, the WHO said it will convene a special meeting of health ministers from 11 countries in Accra, Ghana, on July 2 and 3 to develop a comprehensive inter-country response plan.
Ebola — with a fatality rate of up to 90 percent, no vaccine and no known cure — has not previously occurred in the West Africa region. People there have become frightened of health facilities, blaming them for importing and spreading the virus.
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The Oklahoma Volunteer Militia did it and we can do it as a nation. Stand and fight, kill all the liberals with no mercy. Keep America free for Americans. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/...