Death toll passes 1,550 as Ebola outbreak accelerates, officials say
The WHO issued a “road map” Thursday that “responds to the urgent need to dramatically scale up the international response” in light of the acceleration of new cases, it said. It aims to stop Ebola transmission in affected countries within six to nine months and prevent its spread internationally. The road map prioritizes the setting up of treatment centers, community mobilization and safe burials.
It will also try to overcome bottlenecks in vital supplies such as personal protective equipment, disinfectants and body bags.
Meanwhile, a separate Ebola outbreak, unrelated to the one in West Africa, was reported Sunday by the Democratic Republic of Congo.