30 Jul '14, 12pm

Fears grow of Ebola spreading to Europe

Fears grow of Ebola spreading to Europe

LONDON: Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to Europe grew on Wednesday (July 30), with the EU allocating extra spending and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and could not rule out it spreading to other countries. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has met global health officials on implementing measures to halt the spread of the disease, as the pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Meanwhile, the European Union allocated an extra two million euros (US$2.7 million, S$3.36 million) to fight the outbreak, bringing total EU funding to 3.9 million euros. "The level of contamination on the ground is extremely worrying and we need to sca...

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