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WHO raises Ebola toll to 3,879 dead out of 8,033 cases and says there is no evidence the epidemic is being brought under control in West Africa.
The reason for suspecting a vaccine campaign rather than an individual carrier is due to the fact that the ebola contagion did not start at a single geographic center and then spread outward along the roads. Instead. simultaneous outbreaks of multiple cases occurred in widely separated parts of rural Guinea, indicating a highly organized effort to infect residents in different locations in the same time-frame.
The WHO’s latest numbers indicated 8,914 suspected or confirmed Ebola cases and 4,447 deaths from the disease. Based on those numbers, the mortality rate is just under 50%. (EDS: 49.88%). But Dr. Aylward said that when patients can be monitored throughout the course of their disease the mortality rate is actually 70% in the affected countries.
“This is again a high-mortality disease in any circumstance but especially these places where it’s happening,” Dr. Aylward said.
Dr. Aylward said the number of reported cases has been running at 1,000 a week over the past 3-4 weeks and would top 9,000 sometime this week.