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    WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week
    14 October 2014

    It's an ominous number. There could be up to 10,000 new Ebola cases per week in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of this year as the outbreak spreads, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. "It is impossible to look into a glass ball and say, 'we (will) have this many or that many,' but we anticipate the number of cases per week at that time, it's going to be somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 a week," WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Bruce Aylward told reporters. "You know, it could be higher, it could be lower but its gonna be somewhere in that ballpark."

    Compare those December projections to the latest figures. As of Tuesday morning, there were a total of 8,914 Ebola cases and 4,447 deaths reported to the WHO, Aylward said. In other words, things could get worse before they get better. Aylward told reporters that in 90 days, officials have a goal they're aiming for: They want to see the number of cases dropping from week to week. To start to decrease the rate of infection, the WHO says it hopes to isolate 70% of Ebola patients and have 70% of Ebola victim burials performed safely by December 1. Getting responders, facilities and plans in place to meet the goal will be very difficult, Aylward said.

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    ~40,000 new cases per month. At the current 70% mortality rate, that translates to 28,000 deaths per month. Damn.


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    Re: WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    ~40,000 new cases per month. At the current 70% mortality rate, that translates to 28,000 deaths per month. Damn.
    Who believes WHO? Maybe they've been correct in the past bit I don't recall the occasion.
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    Re: WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    ~40,000 new cases per month. At the current 70% mortality rate, that translates to 28,000 deaths per month. Damn.
    To put that in perspective HIV kills 31,000 a week.
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    Re: WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    I really have a hard time assessing the meaning of those numbers without an idea of the proportion of people effected in the afflicted area.

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    Re: WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    To put that in perspective HIV kills 31,000 a week.
    Worldwide. The Ebola projection above is extrapolated for only three countries.


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    Re: WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    This is exactly why we need to increase the number of incoming flights from West Africa.......doing anything else would be racist.....

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    Re: WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    Finally........Ted Cruz came out today in favor of banning flights from West Africa......the GOP candidate that best separates himself from the insanity of Democrat policies will win the nomination and the election......there's a huge group of the voting electorate who are sick and tired of the nonsense.

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    Re: WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    Quote Originally Posted by northwinds View Post
    Finally........Ted Cruz came out today in favor of banning flights from West Africa......the GOP candidate that best separates himself from the insanity of Democrat policies will win the nomination and the election......there's a huge group of the voting electorate who are sick and tired of the nonsense.
    Well then Ted Cruz and a "huge" group of the voting electorate isn't very good at critical thinking. The only infected person who flew commercially into the United States took an international flight from Brussels. Now, since I'm inclined to believe that Cruz and the other unnamed individuals we're talking about have never seen a map, I'm gonna go ahead and point out that Brussels is the capital of Belgium and that Belgium is not in West Africa. So banning flights from West Africa accomplishes exactly NOTHING unless the rest of the world bans flights and all other travel from West Africa or we ban all international flights.

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    Re: WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    Ebola, schmeola.

    Just get more ruffage.

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    Re: WHO warns Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week

    We could just Nuke Africa until it is devoid of all life. Sterilize the surface of everything, right down to viruses. End of Problem.

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