Ebola epidemic out of control, says MSF

(AGI) Geneva, June 23 - The number of deaths from the Ebolavirus in west Africa has risen to 350 as Medecin Sans Frontiere(MSF) say the epidemic is out of control, with more than 60centres of infection. In sounding the alarm, MSF says that theextent of the current Ebola epidemic is without precedent interms of geographic distribution, infections and deaths. Thespeed that the disease spreads, which kills 90 percent of itsvictims, has overwhelmed aid agencies. "The epidemic is out ofcontrol," said Bart Janssens, director of MSF operations. Hewarned that with the appearance

(AGI) Geneva, June 23 - The number of deaths from the Ebolavirus in west Africa has risen to 350 as Medecin Sans Frontiere(MSF) say the epidemic is out of control, with more than 60centres of infection. In sounding the alarm, MSF says that theextent of the current Ebola epidemic is without precedent interms of geographic distribution, infections and deaths. Thespeed that the disease spreads, which kills 90 percent of itsvictims, has overwhelmed aid agencies. "The epidemic is out ofcontrol," said Bart Janssens, director of MSF operations. Hewarned that with the appearance of new sites in Guinea, SierraLeone and Liberia there was a real risk of transmission toother areas. (AGI) . .