Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, called for more rapid response teams to fight Ebola hotspots wherever they flare up.
More than 6,600 people have been infected in Liberia, the hardest-hit of three West African nations fighting the virus, but MSF said it has more capacity than patients in Liberia’s capital of Monrovia. The rate of infection in Liberia has slowed, and the World Health Organization said it thinks it’s getting a handle on the outbreak there.
However, hot spots of Ebola infection continue to flare up in other parts of the country, prompting MSF to make its recommendation.
‘Priority should be given to a more flexible approach that allows a rapid response to new outbreaks and gets the regular healthcare system safely up and running again,’ said Fasil Tezera, MSF’s head of operations in Liberia.
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