The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced the closing of one of its labs in Sierra Leone after a health care worker became infected with Ebola. At the same time, Canada announced they were recalling their three-member lab team.
The current Ebola outbreak in west Africa is the deadliest in history, but a possible silver lining of the infection of Americans assisting in the region is that the U.S. medical research sector will now focus intensely on the infamous virus.
As the worst ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus unfolds across a swathe of countries in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to reveal a $100 million package of measures to combat the virus.
In an impassioned plea for the Liberian Ministry of Health to provide more protective equipment for health care workers, the Head of the Liberia Physician Assistants Association spoke from the LIPAA head office in Monrovia Tuesday, explaining the need.
Tanzania has been placed on high alert over two suspected cases of Ebola. The two patients suffering Ebola-like symptoms had returned to Tanzania from a trip to neighboring Uganda where suspected Ebola cases have risen to 53.