WEST AFRICA EBOLA TREATMENT CENTRES FILLED TO CAPACITY AS CRISIS WORSENS

Aug 15, 2014

By Jane Brown

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The Ebola crisis appears to be worsening.  The World Health Organization says beds in Ebola treatment centres in West Africa are filling up faster than they can be provided.

Spokesman Gregory Hartl said in Geneva today that the flood of patients to newly opened treatment centres shows that the outbreak’s size is far larger than official counts show.

Hartl said that an 80-bed treatment centre opened in Liberia’s capital in recent days filled up immediately. The next day, dozens more people showed up to be treated.

According to WHO figures, the outbreak, which began in Guinea and has spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, has killed more than a thousand and 60 people and sickened nearly 2-thousand.

(The Associated Press)

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