WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

October 14, 2014 3:15 PM

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WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

West Africa could see up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also confirming the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent.

WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, WHO had estimated the Ebola mortality rate was at around 50 percent.

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