Resources needed and in place to fight Ebola outbreak 2014

Resources needed to fight the West African Ebola outbreak successfully, as of October 2014

by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 13, 2014
Resources needed and in place to fight Ebola outbreak 2014 This statistic depicts the resources needed and in place to successfully fight the West African Ebola outbreak as of October, 2014. At that moment, there were 1,576 beds for current patients in place, while there were 2,122 beds needed. The Ebola virus causes extremely severe hemorrhagic fever and is considered a Risk Group 4 Pathogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). The health sector will focus on cross-border regions to strengthen treatment, testing, and contact tracing.
Resources needed to fight the West African Ebola outbreak

To fight the West African Ebola outbreak, certain resources such as healthcare personnel are required. As of October 2014, there were 1,576 beds for current patients but an additional 2,122 beds were required to successfully fight the Ebola outbreak. There is no shortage of personal protective equipment. Among healthcare workers, there have been 409 cases of Ebola as of October 5, 2014 with 240 deaths. Doctors Without Borders has claimed that international governments must be held accountable to their promises to help the affected in West Africa. The organization claims that a large deployment of resources from regional governments and aid agencies are needed. Even CDC is sending their workers to Doctors without Borders for specialized training on how to manage and prevent the spread of Ebola. Health workers require the proper training as well as equipment in order to deal with this disease.

As of September 18, 2014, there were 942 cases of Ebola in Guinea and 2,710 cases in Liberia, of these cases, there were 601 and 1,459 deaths, respectively. Local communities in the West Africa region are still frightened about the diseases and are suspicious of the health facilities. Lack of information and education about the disease has also lead to people attending funerals without infection-control measures. Controlling the spread of Ebola between borders also remains important.
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Resources needed to fight the West African Ebola outbreak successfully, as of October 2014

NeededIn place
Beds for current patients2,1221,576
Personal protective equipment*--
WHO foreign health experts**600200
Red Cross dead-body management teams5050
Funds requested by the U.N. (in million U.S. dollars)734254
NeededIn place
Beds for current patients2,1221,576
Personal protective equipment*--
WHO foreign health experts**600200
Red Cross dead-body management teams5050
Funds requested by the U.N. (in million U.S. dollars)734254
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 13, 2014
This statistic depicts the resources needed and in place to successfully fight the West African Ebola outbreak as of October, 2014. At that moment, there were 1,576 beds for current patients in place, while there were 2,122 beds needed. The Ebola virus causes extremely severe hemorrhagic fever and is considered a Risk Group 4 Pathogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). The health sector will focus on cross-border regions to strengthen treatment, testing, and contact tracing.
Resources needed to fight the West African Ebola outbreak

To fight the West African Ebola outbreak, certain resources such as healthcare personnel are required. As of October 2014, there were 1,576 beds for current patients but an additional 2,122 beds were required to successfully fight the Ebola outbreak. There is no shortage of personal protective equipment. Among healthcare workers, there have been 409 cases of Ebola as of October 5, 2014 with 240 deaths. Doctors Without Borders has claimed that international governments must be held accountable to their promises to help the affected in West Africa. The organization claims that a large deployment of resources from regional governments and aid agencies are needed. Even CDC is sending their workers to Doctors without Borders for specialized training on how to manage and prevent the spread of Ebola. Health workers require the proper training as well as equipment in order to deal with this disease.

As of September 18, 2014, there were 942 cases of Ebola in Guinea and 2,710 cases in Liberia, of these cases, there were 601 and 1,459 deaths, respectively. Local communities in the West Africa region are still frightened about the diseases and are suspicious of the health facilities. Lack of information and education about the disease has also lead to people attending funerals without infection-control measures. Controlling the spread of Ebola between borders also remains important.
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