Submitted by Special to Eco ... on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:46
DAKAR, Senegal — International efforts to stop the accelerating spread of Ebola in West Africa were ramping up Tuesday, but a medical charity warned that the response is still dangerously behind and time is running out to act.
Public health experts and the governments of West African countries buckling under the pressure of the disease have criticized the international response as too slow. The Ebola outbreak has touched Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal and is blamed for around 2,400 deaths. But recent weeks have seen a flurry of promises of significant aid.