According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 3,300 people has been killed by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa as the virus continues to spread.
The WHO said that 3,338 in total had died of confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola on September 28. Around 7,148 cases have been reported in the area alone. The disease remains isolated in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. They also confirmed that Guinea’s situation had stabilised, yet the situation is growing worse in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
In America, a patient arriving in Texas from Liberia had shown symptoms of the disease by September 28. The patient is currently being treated and monitored at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
While he is not the first to be treated for Ebola in the United States, he is the first to develop the symptoms while inside th country. The US has launched an intensive medical and public-health effort for the patient and is looking to quarantine people who the patient had come in contact with.
Health workers are the common foreign national victims of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the WHO is increasingly becoming concerned. About 377 health workers have been infected as of September 28 with 216 casualties.