Ebola...Death Toll Much Higher?

Steven LeBlanc

Fears that Ebola may spread in West Africa and eventually reach Europe and the United States continues.

WHO (World Health Organization) warns of an escalating number of fatal cases in the near future, believing that a possible 10,000 new diagnoses of the virus could be made every week in various locations before the year ends (meaning in West Africa).

There is some good news; outbreaks in Nigeria have been “contained” and WHO has officially declared the outbreak over in Senegal —as there have been no new cases reported since September.

Of great concern is the situation in Sierra Leone, which continues to deteriorate with a significant increase in the number of newly reported cases in the capital, Freetown, and its neighboring districts of Port Loko, Bombali, and Moyamba. Sierra Leone is in lockdown, with more than a third of the population of six million frozen in place—unable to leave their towns.

The great concern is Liberia—there has been a dramatic increase in the number of cases reported in the capital of Monrovia. According to the CDC, there are about 8900 cases of Ebola infection around the world with almost 4,500 deaths as of today. Liberia has lost 2460 people to the virus. But some say many more have died in Liberia.

Sorious Samura, who is making a documentary on the Ebola crisis in Liberia, declared the real death toll is actually much higher. Samura asserts that the Liberian government is underreporting the number of cases in the hopes of blunting a full-blown panic.

Christ said, in Matthew 24:7, “Nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines, pestilences, earthquakes in various places.” We continue to watch closely to see the extent of this Ebola devastation.

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