1 Aug 2014

Ebola Outbreak: World Health Organisation to spend $100million in West Africa

The World Health Organisation says it’s concerned about the spread of Ebola in West Africa and that it plans to commit $100 million dollars in fighting the outbreak.

Ebola spreads through human contact with a sufferer’s bodily fluids. Initial flu-like symptoms can lead to external hemorrhaging from areas like eyes and gums, and internal bleeding which can lead to organ failure.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. This Level 3 travel warning is a reflection of the worsening Ebola outbreak in the region.

The CDC Director, Tom Frieden, refereed to the outbreak of the disease in West Africa as the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history.

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