WHO says expect thousands more Ebola cases in Liberia

9-9-2014 2-37-01 PM

allAfrica is reporting,

Liberia should expect thousands of new cases of Ebola in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization says. It said aid partners urgently need to step up efforts to combat the deadly epidemic.

Liberia should prepare for thousands of new cases of Ebola over the next few weeks, as the number of people infected with the disease increases exponentially, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

“Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially,” WHO said in a statement.

WHO noted that motorbike-taxis and regular taxis were a frequent cause of transmission as they are not disinfected in Liberia, the country hardest-hit by the Ebola epidemic currently raging in west Africa. A WHO update last Friday put the number killed by the disease in Liberia at 1,089 among 1,871 cases of infection. Read more…

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