Ebola going out of control, warn WHO officials

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Nigeria, Aug 2: Fears are rife that the Ebola may have spread as Nigerian authorities have said that they have quarantined 2 people with the disease and 69 people under observation. Experts fear that the disease may get a foothold in Lagos, Nigeria's capital city as it is going out of control now.

Dr Margaret Chan has discussed with the four west african countries the measures to curb the disease. In fact, WHO said it planned to release $100 million to deploy hundreds of medical staff to fight the disease.

The number of infected tolls to 1,300 in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Out of this, 729 have died, according to the WHO.

Experts believe that the epicenter of the outbreak has shifted from Guinea to Sierra Leone.

"This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it. If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries," Chan further said. "This meeting must mark a turning point in the outbreak response." [Read full story]

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