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LONDON — West Africa could see up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also confirming the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70%.
WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, WHO had estimated the Ebola mortality rate was at around 50%.
Aylward said the new rate confirmed it was “a high mortality disease,” and that the U.N. health agency was still focused on trying to get sick people isolated and provide treatment as early as possible.
He told reporters that if the world’s response to the Ebola crisis isn’t stepped up within 60 days, “a lot more people will die” and that health workers will be stretched even further dealing with the spiraling numbers of cases.
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Health care workers have also been hit hard…
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The link below is to an article (with photos) that looks at what life is like living with Ebola in West Africa.