The Ebola virus outbreak is far from over and more than 10,000 people have died from the deadly disease, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
Here are five things you need to know about the outbreak:1.
WHO says ‘credible’ evidence of Ebola outbreak has been foundIn its latest update on the outbreak, the WHO said it has identified at least 6,865 suspected cases and confirmed at least 7,074 deaths worldwide, but there is no confirmation of the existence of the outbreak.2.
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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has created a database for health workers in countries affected by the outbreak to help them plan for the coming months.
It is part of an effort by the aid group to better understand how health workers are coping with the spread of the virus and to help prevent its spread.3.
WHO calls on countries to take Ebola-related measuresThe WHO said on Monday it was “confident that countries are taking steps to prevent the spread” of the Ebola virus.
But the WHO added that it is still “far from having definitive answers to the question of how countries are handling the outbreak.”4.
WHO confirms 4,000 confirmed cases, 3,000 deaths in West AfricaThe World Health Organisation says that it has confirmed at most 4,018 cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with a further 1,890 deaths.WHO has said it expects the number of cases to continue to climb.
It said it had found a new case of the deadly virus in Liberia, where authorities have been trying to contain the spread.5.
WHO urges countries to use “crowd-sourcing” to deal with Ebola crisisThe WHO has called on countries around the world to use crowd-sourced reporting systems and “cooperative” communication to “prevent the spread and transmission of the disease.”WHO said that the number one priority is to prevent transmission of EVD in the country where it originated, and that all countries need to work together to ensure “a rapid response” is delivered.