Thats the message from the latest conference on the disease, which has ended today in Beijing. Paul Wolfowitz from the World Bank said financial help was crucial:
“We know from experience that if the international community does not support these control measures now, the potential cost to the world will be much higher in the long term”.Turkey has confirmed that a toddler has contracted the disease, the 21st. human case in the country. It is estimated one billion euros will be needed to fight the disease. However the World Bank says if no action is taken now, the eventual cost could be eight times that.