The president of the World Bank has warned that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Jim Yong Kim, speaking in Washington, said it was vital that governments, corporations, aid agencies and insurance companies worked together to prepare for future outbreaks.
The world needs some kind of insurance plan to help countries defend against the next pandemic and prevent disasters like the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Tuesday. Ebola just passed the 22,000 mark in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the World Health Organization said earlier on Tuesday.
So-called "asymptomatic" Ebola cases - in which someone is exposed to the virus, develops antibodies, but doesn't get sick or suffer symptoms - are hotly disputed among scientists, with some saying their existence is little more than a pipe dream.