The ebola outbreak in West Africa is reaching concerning proportions as people hide from the health care workers and new cases keep appearing all throughout the regions. The outbreak is not under control and it might reach shocking proportions in the future.
The first infections were noticed in Guinea but the virus quickly spread towards Liberia and Sierra Leona. Death toll totals climbed to 330. This makes the current outbreak the deadliest since the first ever case detected in 1976.
Armand Sprecher from Doctors Without Borders, declared:
“More manpower would certainly help. We are spread thin.”
The locals do not respond well to medical workers. People conceal illnesses and do not want others to know that they are ill. This makes it hard for the workers to help them.
People with fever do not step forward so there is the belief that many others are infected. The previous Ebola outbreaks were controlled fast but at the moment there is a possibility that the current one will become a “regional health issue” that will not be contained.