“We were always watching the situation, and like every one else, we have decided to push the dates forward to next year based on the current spread of the virus but not before having discussions with the promoters,” Freddie McGregor told Loop News.
“We will extend the tour to other east African countries. Despite the talks, I have to remain respectful to promoters and their efforts.and to my fans like wise. Have we forgotten about our respect to others?”
More than 4,000 people have died in the ongoing Ebola epidemic centered in West Africa, according to World Health Organization figures published last week. A CNN report today said the number of infections will pass 9000 this weekend, with more than 4500 deaths. Almost all of those deaths have been in the three worst-affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Health care workers treating Ebola patients are among the most vulnerable, even if wearing protective gear. A Spanish nurse assistant recently became the first health care worker infected outside west Africa during the ongoing outbreak: she helped care for a missionary priest who was brought to a Madrid hospital. More than 370 health care workers in west Africa have fallen ill or died in west Africa since epidemic began earlier this year.
This week, a second nurse was found to test positive for Ebola after treating a patient in Dallas who later died,
Ebola spreads through close contact with a symptomatic person’s bodily fluids, such as blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen. Those fluids must have an entry point, like a cut or scrape or someone touching the nose, mouth or eyes with contaminated hands, or being splashed. The World Health Organization says blood, faeces and vomit are the most infectious fluids, while the virus is found in saliva mostly once patients are severely ill and the whole live virus has never been culled from sweat.