World Health Organization expects 10,000 new cases of Ebola

The Ebola Fight

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.

W-H-O Assistant Director-General Dr. Bruce Aylward said if the response to the Ebola crisis isn’t stepped up within 60 days, “a lot more people will die,” and there will be a huge need on the ground to deal with the spiraling numbers of cases.

He said for the last four weeks there have been about 1 thousand new cases per week, but that figure includes suspected, confirmed and probable cases. He also said W-H-O is aiming to have 70 percent of cases isolated within two months to reverse the outbreak.

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