The O'Neill Institute | August 20, 2014Read the Publication
A public health crisis is unfolding in three of the world’s poorest countries facing an
unprecedented Ebola epidemic—Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. A U.S. diplomat
also brought Ebola to Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, when he boarded a
flight from Monrovia, Liberia visibly sick. With more than 2,200 people infected to
date (and over 1,200 deaths), the toll will continue to rise. The WHO acknowledges,
moreover, that this far underestimates the scale of the problem due to under-identification and under-reporting of cases.