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GENEVA (AP) — The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.
WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the grim figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, WHO had estimated the death rate at around 50 percent.
Aylward said the 70 percent death rate was "a high mortality disease" in any circumstance and that the U.N. health agency was still focused on trying to get sick people isolated and provide treatment as early as possible.
Reinich doctor was not optimistic about the ability to control the outbreak of this disease. He said that this was the most toxic Ebola virus he had ever faced and the actual death toll was much higher than what had been published. “Entire villages were wiped out. You can come to the villages and only can find corpses. You do not know whether all the people in the village died or some of them fled. This is the virus which has mortality rate up to 90% and we do not know the health conditions of those who fled, “said Dr. Reinich. Reinich has been in Guiena from May/2014.
Well to be fair it did spread to Mali...and we haven't seen how bad that # storm will be...
Who said it can't spread from one person to another?
Ok so you admit its spreading in a "region"....if it can't spread from one person in the first place then how did it spread in the first place?
The strain of ebola is not really the important factor, it's the number of people who may have come into contact with the girl's blood (from her nose). But you are right, we don't know much about it. But feel free to speculate based on our lack of information.
Is it possible one girl on a bus to Mali could encourage ebola to spread further in the region...sure...is it likely...I don't know enough about this strain of ebola or the trip to know. And neither do you.