Devastating ebola epidemic reaches crowded African capital
An Ebola epidemic which has already killed dozens of people in Guinea’s southern forests has spread to the capital Conakry, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Sunday.
“At least 59 out of 80 who contracted Ebola across the West African country have died so far. Over the past few days, the deadly haemorrhagic fever has quickly spread from the communities of Macenta, Gueckedou, and Kissidougou to the capital, Conakry,” UNICEF said in a statement emailed to AFP.
Conakry is a city of TWO MILLION PEOPLE, folks. Most of whom live in near-abject poverty, a breeding ground for mass epidemic.
I get my updates from the “International Society of Infectious Disease” website and this is so far the latest update.
I don’t think poverty has an impact, per se, on Ebola. It seems to be a case of mass contact that’s the problem, like TB, but worse.