The ebola outbreak in West Africa is "unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times", World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Dr Margaret Chan said on October 14.
No vaccines exist to fight the disease because it has been largely confined to poor African countries. Chan said: “A profit-driven pharmaceutical industry had no incentive to make products for countries that could not pay,” the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Figures released by WHO on October 11 revealed that more than 4000 people have died from the ebola virus since the beginning of the outbreak in March. Most of those were... READ MORE