By Peter Schmiedeck/ReutersIn Liberia, the Ebola virus has spread to nearly half the country, with a majority of the country’s 1.3 million people showing symptoms, according to health ministry figures.
More than 2,000 people have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, according the World Health Organization.
More: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ebs-spread-nearly-half-of-the-egypt-county-is-infected-20160207-story.html#ixzz2yqjhqyvEThe WHO has warned of an increase in deaths in the Liberian capital Monrovia, the most recent in a series of flare-ups that have brought the country to the brink of a civil war.
In the capital, Monroca, the latest outbreak began in late October, when the outbreak was reported to have been confined to the southern part of the capital.
The outbreak then spread to the north, where there were reports of a cluster of cases.
The Liberian Health Ministry said Friday that 468 people have tested positive for the virus in the capital and more than 500 in the eastern city of Kinshasa, while the countrys health minister has said that the country has more than 1,000 confirmed cases and about 900 deaths.
In Kinsas province, the state has reported a record number of confirmed cases of the virus – more than 2.5 million.
In Monrova, the capital of the north and the eastern part of Liberia, more than 700 people have had tests positive for Ebola.
The health minister, Dr. Paul Bambang Yeboah, said the country is at about 3,600 cases per day.
The Ebola virus outbreak in Monrowa, Liberia.
Reuters/Andrew Burton/File photoThe Liberians have also reported two deaths, in Monoa and in Monatama.
The outbreak is now spreading to Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Liberia’s health ministry says that the death toll from the outbreak in Sierra Leone is nearly 1,700.
In Guinea, the country with the worst record of the outbreak, a spokesman for the country Health Ministry says that more than 7,300 people have now been tested positive, and the health ministry has reported the deaths of more than 4,100.
The Ministry of Health in the West African country of Liberia says it is not yet clear how many deaths have occurred, but has said the outbreak has affected more than 5,000 cases.
A total of 11,100 people have received treatment for Ebola in Liberia, with an additional 1,400 receiving treatment for related conditions.
The country has a population of more that 2 million people.