Saturday, August 2, 2014

Epidemic: West Africa fight against Ebola – Handelsblatt

Monrovia Despite all efforts and measures the authorities in West Africa are not making progress in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the region . The dramatic statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that the number of people infected continues to grow – especially recently in Liberia, where there were 80 new cases within a few days. No wonder that, with the population more and more panic spreads. Long been rampant the virus not only in remote parts of the country -., The main cities are affected

“If someone currently only the name” mentioned Ebola “to get the people fear, “says Winston Daryoue from the Liberian capital Monrovia. “More and more often we hear that friends and acquaintances have been infected or are even already dead. This is insanely frustrating, “

The virus has hit the people completely unprepared: Never was this part of the continent of the dangerous Zaire Ebola virus affected – the. disease was rampant always elsewhere, in far away as Congo, Uganda or Sudan.

Many countries in West Africa still suffer from the aftermath of bloody civil wars and serious political unrest. These have also destroys the health systems. Despite international support, it can take up such states are able to adequately respond to epidemics. Reports

eyewitnesses that citizens try to protect themselves by wearing rubber gloves and the use of disinfectants themselves . The demand was so great that the stores would hardly in short supply, reported the newspaper “Daily Observer”. “It’s a strange feeling when people suddenly on the street wearing gloves, but still almost all seem here in Monrovia to have understood how serious the situation is,” says Daryoue.

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