September 23, 2014

Current Cases Underreported

1 Ebola Cases Could Reach 1M by January

If there are no “additional interventions or changes in community behavior,” the number of people infected with Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone could reach between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January, says the CDC. The health organization says the epidemic will begin to decrease and eventually end if 70% of infected people receive proper medical attention. The World Health Organization blames the widespread outbreak on “the combination of dysfunctional health systems, international indifference, high population mobility, local customs, densely populated capitals and lack of trust in authorities after years of armed conflict.” The United States and several other countries as well as health organization have pledged to provide support for the West African countries affected by the outbreak.

More at CNN.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Fake Ebola Treatments Sold Online

Tags: Centers for Disease Control, Ebola, World Health Organization

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