Ebola Could Infect More Than 1 Million


The best-case scenario: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be “almost ended” by January 20, if the dead are buried safely and most patients are treated in settings that reduce the risk of transmission. The worst case is – without additional intervention – there could be 1.4 million cases.

These numbers come from the CDC, and the reality might be somewhere in the middle. Additionally, we’re learning more about the deadliness of this disease – for example, the fatality rate is above 70 percent, and the average time between hospitalization and death is 4.2 days.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York.

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