Five people are being infected with the deadly Ebola virus every hour in Sierra Leone, a leading charity has warned.
Save the Children said there were 765 new cases of Ebola reported in the West African state last week alone, while there are only 327 beds for patients clearly showing that the spread of the disease was outstripping medical supplies in the country.
Save the Children says Ebola is spreading across Sierra Leone at a “terrifying rate”, with the number of new cases being recorded doubling every few weeks.
It said that even as health authorities got on top of the outbreak in one area, it spread to another.
Their warning comes ahead of a conference hosted by the UK and Sierra Leone governments in London on Thursday where experts and world leaders will meet in London to debate a global response to the crisis.
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