Ebola Outbreak Increasingly Dire in Liberia
During the past weeks, a WHO team of emergency experts worked together with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and members of her government to assess the Ebola situation in Liberia.MORE
Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially.
The investigative team worked alongside staff from the Ministry of Health, local health officials, and other key partners working in the country.
All agreed that the demands of the Ebola outbreak have completely outstripped the government’s and partners’ capacity to respond. Fourteen of Liberia’s 15 counties have now reported confirmed cases.
Some 152 health care workers have been infected and 79 have died.