The transmission is still “intense” in the capital of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and there are unreported cases, said on October 22, the World Health Organization (WHO), adding that 443 health workers have been infected with the virus and 244 have died.
It noted that the shortage of beds in Ebola medical centers force many families to take care of sick relatives in their homes,so the risk of a further spread of the virus is higher. Liberia has only 23% of hospitalized patients. According to the WHO,4,388 beds are needed in West Africa.
The Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, Elhadj As Sy, said that with “good insulation, good treatment of confirmed cases, and dignified and secure burial for the deceased,” the epidemic could be contained in six months.