Senegal closes border to the neighboring country of Guinea
According to WHO data, the number of deaths rose in West Africa to at least 1350. Alone at 17. and 18. August be confirmed from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone 221 and suspected cases, as well as 106 additional Ebola Deaths were reported. The WHO anticipates a high number of unreported cases. The Figures suggest that the disease is raging particularly fiercely in Liberia: There have been registered up to last Monday 972 out of the total of 2473 confirmed or suspected cases. 576 Ebola Dead have been counted in the country.
Ban on entry in South Africa
Due to the closure of borders in West Africa and other quarantine measures, the trade had come in many places to a Standstill, said the coordinator of Welthungerhilfe in Liberia, Asja Hanano, in Berlin.
South Africa imposed a ban on travelers from countries with Ebola. South African citizens who had stayed in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Nigeria would be questioned and, if necessary, examined, said health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, according to a report by the news Agency Press Agency.