Ebola is ‘entrenched’ in West Africa http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29563530
Speaking on Thursday, Mr Aylward said the situation was worse than it was 12 days ago.
“The disease is entrenched in the capitals, 70% of the people affected are definitely dying from this disease, and it is accelerating in almost all of the settings,” he said.
Meanwhile in Spain, seven more people are being monitored in hospital for Ebola. They include two hairdressers who came into contact with Teresa Romero, a Madrid nurse looked after an Ebola patient who had been repatriated from West Africa.
She is now very ill and reported to be at serious risk of dying.
• The UK is investigating reports a Briton suspected of having the disease has died in Macedonia, though Macedonia’s health ministry says there are “high chances” this is not a case of the disease
• Britain is to begin enhanced screening for Ebola in people travelling from affected countries, the government announces
• The US is introducing new security measures to screen passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa at five major US airports
• In Texas, a county sheriff deputy was quarantined after visiting the home of the first person diagnosed with Ebola on US soil, who later died from the virus
The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres reported a sharp increase of Ebola cases in the Guinean capital, Conakry, dashing hopes that that the disease was being stabilised there.
It also called for urgent international action. “To get ahead of the game we’re going to need to deploy much more massively than what we have done so far,” MSF President Joanna Liu said in a statement.
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