WHO: The number of Ebola infections is likely to reach 20.000 by November

    According to the latest total announced by WHO, Ebola has caused the death of more than 2.800 people in West Africa this year

    Ebola

    Over 20.000 people are likely to be infected with the Ebola virus by November if the anti-epidemic measures of West-African states are not strengthened, warns the World Health Organization (WHO) in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, according to AFP.

    „Assuming no change in the control measures for this outbreak, by November 2 the cumulative confirmed and probable cases are predicted to be 5.925 in Guinea, 9.939 in Liberia, and 5.063 in Sierra Leone” say the authors of the study.

    „Without a drastic improvement in the measures, in the coming months there will be thousands of infections per week” explain the specialists, warning that the risk of death is at 70.8%.

    According to the latest total announced by WHO, the epidemic of Ebola hemorrhagic fever has caused the death of more than 2.800 people in West Africa this year.

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