Pan-African Parliament urges Africans to collaborate against Ebola

oint collaboration of all Africans is needed in order to curb the Ebola virus which has become a threat to the continent, Pan-African Parliament said.

The 5th regular session of the parliament currently underway in Miranda city of South Africa dwelt on ways to check the spread of Ebola virus.

The World Health Organization on the occasion gave an extensive explanation on the causes, spread and measures being taken to arrest the disease.

Members of the Pan-African Parliament said Africans should integrate efforts to stop the spread of Ebola virus.

They noted that the occurrence of the virus has not only created serious health threat but also become obstacle to the economy of the countries.

The members criticized the international community for giving little attention to prevent the disease.

WHO representative to South Africa, Dr. Sarah Louise Barber briefed the members on the spread of the virus and measures being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.

Ebola has killed more than 4,997 people since it surfaced in 2014 in West Africa.