1 Million Affected by Ebola: WHO


The World Health Organisation has declared that more than one million people have been affected with the deadly virus in West Africa.

The latest statistics suggests that the cases have gone up to 1,975 and death toll has risen to 1,069.

WHO General-Director Dr Margaret Chan had told the United Nations’ members that the cities with international airports are at a risk of contracting the virus.

“More than one million people are affected, and these people need daily material support, including food,” she said. “The isolation of this zone has made it even more difficult for agencies, like MSF [Médecins Sans Frontières], to bring in staff and supplies,” Chan said.

She also added, “The outbreak is unparalleled in its size, harshness, and intricacy. Cases are occurring in distant rural areas that are not easy to access, but also in capital cities”.

The UN secretary-general has asked the entire UN system to support WHO’s efforts in fighting against the deadly outbreak.

Medaram Jathara

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