Red Cross president: ‘The Ebola crisis will grow’

Yahoo News | October 16, 2014

By Dylan Stableford

‘Threat of a global health catastrophe’ is real, he says

The head of the International Red Cross is warning that the Ebola crisis will likely only get worse with the real threat of a “global health catastrophe.”

“The Ebola crisis will grow,” Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, told Yahoo News Deutschland. “Until now, there is no vaccine on-site, and more and more people die.”

The outbreak, which has already infected 8,997 people and killed 4,493 in West Africa, is an “epidemic of global dimension and global threat,” Maurer said.

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