Ebola situation not out of control: WHO official

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:34

Freetown: A senior World Health Organisation official said in Sierra Leone Friday that the Ebola situation is not out of control.

Assistant Director-General for Health Security in the World Health Organisation Keiji Fukunda who visited the epic areas Kailahun and Kenema, Sierra Leone said, "I do believe however that the situation is urgent and serious. 

"I believe that the right steps have been implemented. It's a matter of more persistence and more work to get a turn around."

He described Ebola as "a subregional issue and working with counterparts is very important".

The country's health ministry in its latest report confirmed 305 infections and 92 deaths, and said 39 people have been discharged.  

IANS

First Published: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:34

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