It has been discussed a lot on the news recently and unfortunately spokesmen from the US believe its going to get worse before it gets better.
Having previously been limited to remote villages, but with numbers reporting to be over three thousand and over 200 health-care workers have reportedly been infected. The hardest hit areas are the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The concern is now that it will spread into the densely populated cities like Freetown and Monrovia (Liberia’s Capital). This is the worst outbreak in history and the World Health Organization has warned that the number of cases could hit 20 thousand in West Africa alone. On the 30th July President Koroma declared a State of Public Emergency which includes restriction of movement to and from affected areas. Freetown is in low-level panic as it has now been confirmed that a four year old boy was admitted and died in a children’s hospital. Flights are becoming more restricted to the area. British Airways have suspended all flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia until 31st December. The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the area.