— This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on August 6, Wednesday.
Welcome to the CNBC Business Daily, I'm Qian Chen.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has cast a shadow over in the continent.
Country leaders are calling for a global response to fight the deadly disease.
The outbreak first began in Guinea in March 2014. Since its initial outbreak, Ebola has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The outbreak is the most severe in recorded history in regards to both the number of human cases and fatalities.
Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy recorded its first case of Ebola in Lagos last week.
In an exclusive interview CNBC Africa sat down with Nigeria's Minister of Health, who has warned that the world is at risk.
[Onyebuchi Chukwu / Minister of Health, Nigeria] "The matter is serious enough for every government for citizens of the world to get quite concerned if not worried. It looks like the problem is West Africa now but I can tell you the whole world is at risk given the fact the way the case came to Nigeria by air. I know by air you can travel very far and there is no part of the world now where human beings inhabit that is not accessible by air so that already tells the world that this is serious and even when you think after all that Nigeria has no contiguous border with those three countries. If anything it's the contiguous countries that should even be more, but you see how it happened - we thought we had a buffer but by air there is no buffer and that is one of the most important lessons so given the way the disease normally spreads I think we consider it a national emergency."
"Every country certainly in the world is at risk but much more so countries in the ECOWAS sub region. So we all at risk there you can see every minister of health is up and doing and about working with the rest of the country authorities, working with international bodies such as the WHO to see what can be done and WHO is trying to co ordinate all the efforts and the whole idea is can we cage in, make it totally local so that the epidemic disappears."
Over in the U.S., health care officials and airlines have already begun taking precautions against the spread of Ebola... after the second U.S. health worker affected with the virus arrived in the country.
According to the White House, the Centre for Disease Control is sending 50 more experts to Africa in addition to the $5 million in aid to help facilitate the response there.
The White House however, is continuing with the African Business Summit going on in Washington D.C... saying that the Ebola is a relatively small problem affecting a portion of Africa, and that they want to continue to emphasize that the continent is open for business.
That wraps up this edition of the Business Daily.
I'm Qian Chen, reporting from CNBC's Asian headquarters.