The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,400 people.
Two dozen suspected Ebola cases emerged hundreds of miles from West Africa in what health officials are calling a second “unrelated” outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ebola has killed 1,426 from the 2,615 people that have contracted the virus in West Africa, with nearly half of the deaths in Liberia. Her government continues to be criticized for the relatively slow reaction to the outbreak and authorities face an uphill battle to contain the virus.
Liberia has recorded the highest number of cases and deaths of anya of the four countries. Doctors Without Borders said inside a statement that a new treatment center recently opened in the country’s capital with 120 beds filled up almost immediately.
It spread to Nigeria – Africa’s most populous country – in July, whenever a man infected with Ebola flew from Liberia to Lagos.
All schools in Nigeria have been ordered to remain shut until 13 October included in measures to prevent the spread from the deadly Ebola virus. 5 people have died of Ebola in Nigeria.
The Nigerian government says it hopes its efforts to retain the virus are working, as there is just one confirmed case of Ebola remaining.
“All state ministries of education are to immediately organise and be sure that at least two staff in every school, both private and public, are trained by appropriate health workers,” said Education Minister Ibrahim Shekarau.