Joe Biden admits Ebola outbreak fears as ‘biological threats will keep coming’
The US President – who has made tackling the coronavirus pandemic the number one priority of his fledgling administration – acknowledged it was not the only biological threat that the world was facing. He told leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission: “Even as we fight to get out of the teeth of this pandemic, the resurgence of Ebola in Africa is a stark reminder we must simultaneously work to finally finance healths security.
“Strengthen global health systems and create early warning systems to prevent, detect and respond to future biological threats. Because they will keep coming.”
The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday announced it was stepping up its efforts to curb Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Health authorities in Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak on February 14 after three cases were detected in Gouécké, a rural community in N’Zerekore prefecture tested positive for the virus.