Berto Jongman: Ebola Risk Timeline by Country

02 Infectious Disease, 07 Health, 08 Wild Cards, Government, Ineptitude
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Global threat of Ebola: From the US to China, scientists plot spread of deadly disease across the world from its West African hotbed 

  • Disease spreading rapidly across West Africa; more than 3,400 people dead and 7,500 infected
  • The first case was confirmed in the United States last week
  • 114 people came into contact with him before he was diagnosed 
  • Scientists believe an infected person will arrive in the UK before October 24
  • Estimate a 75% chance of the virus reaching France in that time
  • Belgium has a 40% chance of the disease reaching its shores, while Spain and Switzerland have lower risks, at 14% each

Countries Most at Risk in Short Term:

  • Ghana
  • UK
  • Nigeria
  • Gambia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Senegal
  • Morocco
  • Mali
  • Mauritiania
  • Guinea Bissau
  • U.S.
  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • Kenya

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