▲ Up
 
13:04 28-08-2016
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Ebola death toll passes 1,900, says WHO

Bishkek (AKIpress) - ebola in Africa More than 1,900 people have now died in West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

There have been 3,500 confirmed or probable cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

"The outbreaks are racing ahead of the control efforts in these countries," WHO chief Margaret Chan said.

The WHO is meeting on Thursday to examine the most promising treatments and to discuss how to fast-track testing and production.

Disease control experts, medical researchers, officials from affected countries, and specialists in medical ethics will all be represented at the meeting in Geneva.

At least $600m (£360m) are needed to fight the virus, and more than 20,000 people could be infected before the outbreak is brought under control, the WHO has warned.

Ms Chan described the outbreak as "the largest and most severe and most complex we have ever seen".

"No-one, even outbreak responders with experience dating back to 1976, to 1995, people that were directly involved with those outbreaks, none of them have ever seen anything like it," she said.

More than 40% of the deaths have occurred in three weeks leading up to 3 September, the WHO says, indicating that the epidemic is fast outpacing efforts to control it.


Twitterfacebookprint
15:23 04.09.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:05 Somalia beach restaurant attack kills at least 1016:34 Uzbekistan may release 4 detained Kyrgyz citizens today16:31 OSCE supports workshop on best practices in border surveillance for Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Tajik border officials16:26 Situation with detained 4 citizens of Kyrgyzstan by Uzbek police under control of country's leadership – Vice PM16:02 Diplomatic consultations on release of Kyrgyz citizens detained by Uzbek police in progress15:56 4 citizens of Kyrgyzstan still held in police department in Uzbekistan15:40 Kyrgyzstan's trade with EAEU countries down by 28.9% in H115:31 80% of tickets for Second World Nomad Games' opening, closing sold15:30 Islamic Development Bank preparing country strategy for Kyrgyzstan: Ministry of Economy15:15 Upstream projects, downstream disposals drive Kazakhstan oil and gas sector: Fitch15:00 Kazakhstan, Japan discuss transport, logistics and tourism cooperation14:49 President Atambayev's younger daughter releases clothing line14:30 Agriculture Ministry denies ban on honey export by Kyrgyzstan to China14:25 Turkmenistan awaiting decision on land in Issyk-Kul for construction of 5-star hotel14:16 It is possible to build 93 hydropower plants in Kyrgyzstan: HPS executive director13:51 President Atambayev emphasizes importance of Kyrgyz-Chinese projects in Kyrgyzstan13:36 France's highest administrative court to decide on burkini ban on beaches13:27 Bomb kills 8 riot police in south-east Turkey13:26 Bishkek-Manas airport road open after reconstruction: Ministry of Transport12:54 Kyrgyzstan's radio relay station in disputed Kyrgyz-Uzbek border area functions normally, Telecommunications Agency says
Astana
+21° C
Ashgabat
+36° C
Bishkek
+32° C
Dushanbe
+29° C
Tashkent
+34° C
Ulaanbaatar
+24° C
exchange rates
 
77.65
68.79
10.31
1.06
382.46
338.73
50.79
5.23
6.85
6.26
1.01
0.12
3286.53
2888.39
446.81
42.81
3.92
3.50
0.52
0.05

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2016. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75