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WHO: Thousands per Week to Die from Ebola Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Sep 23, 2014, 02:27 AM

The World Health Organization is warning that soon thousands upon thoiusands of people will perish from ebola.

According to Channel NewsAsia, "The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday (Sep 23)."

The WHO study is reported as saying that, "Without drastic improvements in control measures, the numbers of cases of and deaths from Ebola are expected to continue increasing from hundreds to thousands per week in the coming months,."

As reported by Channel NewsAsia, "The total for those three countries alone will therefore surpass 20,000 cases, said the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday. That would also translate to a jump in the number of deaths as the experts suggest that the fatality in the current outbreak is much higher than the widely estimated one in two. If only cases of deaths and recovery were taken into account, the fatality rate stands at about 71 per cent, the study showed."

Ebola may likely spread on a global scale, because President Barry Obama has already deployed 3,000 U.S. combat troops to West Africa.

To read the entire article from Channel NewsAsia, link here:

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