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10,000 new Ebola cases every week are possible: WHO

  • The World Health Organization (WHO), according to media reports, has warned that the outbreak of Ebola could rise to 10,000 new cases every week in two months. 

    The dire statements came as the death rate from the deadly virus has touched 4,447. Almost all the deaths have occurred in west Africa.

    WHO assistant director-general Bruce Aylward said by December, the number of new cases would possibly be between 5,000 and 10,000 per week.

    He also said that the current death rate is likely to be 70% instead of the 50% being quoted, as several deaths are either not reported or officially recorded.

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