It was reported today that there have been at least 1229 Ebola deaths with over 2200 Ebola infections and hundreds more possible Ebola infections.
Here are a few Ebola outbreak updates for you:
In Liberia, the suspected Ebola virus patients (who were likely to have the Ebola Virus) who fled a quarantined Ebola treatment center have turned themselves in to a hospital. The patients fled the Ebola clinic when it was ransacked by armed men who looted the place a few days ago. There was great fear that with the “escaped” Ebola patients wondering around and with the looted items from the clinic being spread around, that the Ebola virus could spread throughout one of the largest slums in the area.
The Ebola situation has gotten so bad in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone that entire villages have been quarantined. Because of that, many people are starving and don’t have the basics for survival. The U.N. World Food Program is said to be preparing to deliver food for one million people in the affected areas to provide aid and relief. The spokeswoman for the World Health Organization said she thinks the world is now using high vigilance in all countries. She said, “I can’t remember the last time we fed 1 million people in a quarantine situation.”