Ebola virus spreading at faster rate in West AfricaUpdated: 2014-08-04 20:40:44 (KST)
Too fast to get under control.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, already the deadliest in history, is spreading at a threatening speed.
The latest reports show more than 50 people were infected with the virus from July 28th to the 30th in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
International efforts to contain the virus have accelerated in recent days.
African leaders and the World Health Organization are working hand-in-hand on a response plan, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced it is sending at least 50 experts to the region in the next 30 days.
In Korea, the government held an emergency meeting this Monday to discuss the growing health crisis.
The health ministry announced that around 550 quarantine rooms will be prepared at 17 hospitals nationwide.
Increased monitoring through thermal cameras will take place at Korea's airports and passengers will be asked to fill out questionnaires about their health.
The government has also advised people against traveling to the affected regions and said that the 170 or so Korean residents already there should be restricted from re-entering Korea if they show signs of the disease.
The outbreak in West Africa has already killed at least 826 people and has a mortality rate of around 55 percent.
Kwon Soa, Arirang News.
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