WHO official warns Ebola outbreak may turn into ‘perfect storm’

The latest strain of Ebola to hit the DRC has between a 59% and a 79% mortality rate which is the deadliest on record and spread of the virus may worsen, officials warn.


World Health Organization¬†Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response Dr. Peter Salama warned in a briefing on Tuesday that the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo may soon worsen and become a “perfect storm” which could kill thousands.

“We are now extremely concerned that several factors may be coming together over the next weeks and months to create a perfect storm,” the doctor said.

The doctor’s remarks come after 55 people have already died from the outbreak which remains one of the most vigilant ever recorded with a reported¬†kill rate up to 79%.





Ebola can be spread to humans through meats for sale at bush markets, bats, and contact with bodily fluids.

More than 11,000 people were reportedly killed from Ebola during the 2013 to 2016 outbreak in West Africa.

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