Ebola cases could end up doubling every three weeks
As the deadly Ebola virus continues to rampage across West Africa, slaughtering health care workers and collapsing the medical systems of entire countries, people in the affected areas are being told to find shelter and begin rationing food. The World Health Organization has warned that the number of Ebola victims could very well double every three weeks in the months ahead.
“The response to Ebola continues to fall dangerously behind,” said Joanne Liu, the president of the medical charity Doctors Without Borders. “The window of opportunity to contain this outbreak is closing. We need more countries to stand up, we need greater deployment, and we need it now.”
In Liberia alone, more than 5,000 civilians have been infected with the virus since March, but according to the World Health Organization, that number could skyrocket to over 20,000 in the coming months. As it stands, 3.3 million hazmat suits are required just to keep the virus from spreading.
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