'Collateral' Death Toll in Ebola Outbreak Expected to Soar

September 26, 2014 12:15 PM

7 0

'Collateral' Death Toll in Ebola Outbreak Expected to Soar

Deaths from infectious diseases like malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors.

Specialists on deadly diseases say deaths from malaria alone, which even before the Ebola crisis killed around 100,000 a year in the West Africa region as a whole, could increase four-fold in Ebola-hit countries as people miss out on life-saving treatments.

Read more

To category page

Loading...