(NBC News) Experts say the number of people infected with the Ebola virus could spike to more than a million by next year if quick action isn’t taken.
The fragile health systems in Liberia and Sierra Leone are already overwhelmed by Ebola.
The Centers for Disease Control reports the number of Ebola cases in those countries could surge to 20,000 within the next week without an intense, international effort to stop the outbreak.
The World Health Organization projects a similar dramatic increase in cases.
“This is exponential increase with hundreds, going into thousands of cases per week. If we don’t stop the epidemic very soon, this is going to turn from a disaster into a catastrophe,” says the WHO’s Christopher Dye.
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