WHO: Could be up to 10k New Cases of Ebola per Week in Couple of Months
In the most threatening alert till date over the Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organisation reports that there could be as much as 10,000 new infections from the dangerous disease per week inside two months.
What’s more intense, the death rate in the present Ebola epodemic has elevated to 70 percent.
Dr Bruce Aylward, assistant director general of WHO stated that if nations do not step on the gas in containing the propagate of the harmful virus over the upcoming 2 months, “a many more individuals will die with a spiraling number of situations – as much as 10,000 cases per week in coming 60 days”.With respect to Aylward, in the previous 4 weeks, there have been around 1,000 new situations per week.
The caution comes a next day WHO director general Margaret Chan said that the current Ebola epidemic is the “most serious acute health emergency in current times”. With respect to her, the outbreak has shown that “the globe is ill-prepared to react to any serious, continual and harmful public health emergency”.
In a declaration, she said “I have certainly not seen a health event warned the very survival of communities and authorities in already very poor nations. I have certainly not seen an infectious disease play a role so strongly to prospective state failure”.
Meanwhile Britain’s biggest airport – Heathrow began screening travellers for Ebola from Tuesday.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt declared on Monday that travellers from at-risk nations will have their temperature taken, finish a risk questionnaire and have contact information noted.
Testing at Gatwick and Eurostar terminals would begin in the coming week. Hunt said he estimated the expected numbers of those getting contaminated with the virus in UK to be under double figures for the coming 3 months.
Currently, there have been 4,033 validated deaths and 8,399 proved, possible and assumed cases of Ebola noted in seven nations, although widespread transmission is restricted to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.