American health official says Ebola outbreak will get worse

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the comment Wednesday at the end of his visit to Liberia.

Ebola has already killed more than 1,400 people in Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

WEST AFRICA (NBC) - A leading American health official has warned that the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa will only get worse.

The Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the comment Wednesday at the end of his visit to Liberia.

Ebola has already killed more than 1,400 people in Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Liberia has recorded the highest number of cases and deaths of any of the four countries.

A doctor who is coordinating the UN's response to the Ebola crisis said on a visit to the Guinean capital that it's important that all countries affected by the epidemic work together to stop the disease from spreading any further.

An emergency coordinator said that at the organization's Ebola Management Center in the capital Monrovia, the number of people seeking care is growing faster than the team can handle.

The organization is preparing for further construction to erect three new tents with space for dozens of more beds.


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