One of the top medical group in the world, Doctor without borders has shed some light on the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa saying it will take atleast 6months for the virus to be fully contained.
Speaking to news men yesterday 15th august, after completing a 10day working visit to the epidemic area, the president of the organization, Dr. Joanne Liu said she had met with both doctors and patients and that the purge will take a minimum of half a year to complete.
The main thing I come back to is that it is deteriorating faster, moving faster than we can respond to. To put it in context with my time with DWB, I really feel that it is like wartime, in terms of fear and nobody knowing what is going on. We need a response in terms of international organizations and states, and it needs to happen now if we want to contain this epidemic.Over the next six months we should get the upper hand on the epidemic, this is my gut feeling. We need people with a hands-on operational mindset to combat the outbreak.