*(Via Newsy) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a grim outlook on the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa. It says without further intervention, the number of cases of in Liberia and Sierra Leone could reach 1.4 million by January.
The agency estimates cases could total between 550,000 and 1.4 million by then. Officials think the current count is underreported, which is why their estimate is given as such a wide range. (Video via CNN)
But the CDC says it’s not too late to stop the disease from spreading.
“The outbreak could be stopped if 70% of Ebola cases are cared for in Ebola Treatment Units or … in a community setting such that there is a reduced risk of disease transmission, assuming that safe burial practices are in place in both settings.”
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