The number of deaths from Ebola virus in the world has now reached 10,019 people, with more than 24,350 cases. This is the data in the latest report of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced March 12.
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According to the report, most cases of deaths and deaths are concentrated in 3 West African countries, namely Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in which Liberia has the highest number of deaths (4,162 cases) and Sierra Leone accounts for nearly half of the cases (11,677 cases).
WHO also said that the Ebola virus war is on the right track when the number of Ebola infections has plummeted since the epidemic reached its peak in summer 2014, especially in Liberia.
On March 3, Liberia released her last patient from Ebola and since February 19, the country has not detected any new cases of the virus. In Guinea, where the Ebola outbreak erupted in December 2013 with 3,330 cases and 2,187 deaths, there was no record of new infections in the last 10 days.
The WHO report also confirmed that there are now 838 health workers infected with Ebola, of which 495 died .
On the same day, US officials said a volunteer health worker from this country working in Sierra Leone had a positive reaction to the Ebola virus and was immediately taken back to the United States for treatment at the National Institutes of Health. Family (NHI) in the state of Maryland.
According to the NIH report, patients on March 13 will be taken directly to the agency's special treatment facility in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH's facility is also the place to successfully treat the first patient infected with Ebola virus in the US, the Vietnamese female nurse Nina Pham. In a statement, the NIH said ' implementing all precautions to ensure the safety of patients '.
However, the NIH spokesperson declined to provide any information about the patient's identity and health status, the 11th person receiving Ebola treatment in the United States. Currently in the US, in addition to NIH, there are only 3 other health facilities with the ability and experience to treat highly infectious diseases such as Ebola virus./.