Forecast For Ebola Worsens As Mortality Rate Rises


West Africa could face up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months. That’s the stark assessment from the World Health Organization in Geneva. The WHO also notes the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent. Previously, the U.N, agency had estimated the Ebola mortality rate at around 50 percent overall.

WHO says the focus for now must remain on trying to get sick people isolated and to provide treatment as early as possible. The vast majority are in the three most afflicted countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London.

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