No More Places To Put Ebola Patients In Liberia But Cases Are Growing Exponentially

Ebola Cases And Ebola Deaths - Photo by Leopoldo Martin RThere is not a single empty bed available for an Ebola patient in Liberia right now, but thousands more cases are expected in the coming weeks.  Entire families have been driving around in taxis looking for some place that will take their sick family members, but every treatment facility is already full.  According to the World Health Organization, many of those potential Ebola patients end up returning to their homes where there will inevitably spread the virus to even more people.  What we are watching unfold is literally a nightmare scenario.  According to the WHO, 4,293 cases of Ebola have now been recorded and 2,296 people have died from the disease.  But what makes those numbers so alarming is that the spread of the virus appears to be accelerating.  47 percent of the deaths and 49 percent of the cases have come in the last 21 days.  If Ebola continues to spread at an exponential pace like this, we could be looking at the greatest public health crisis in any of our lifetimes. (Read More...)

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