Dan Liljenquist: Ebola virus has launched humanity into uncharted waters

October 16, 2014 6:04 AM

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Dan Liljenquist: Ebola virus has launched humanity into uncharted waters

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) advised the United Nations Security Council that if Ebola is not contained in the next 60 days, the world faces an “unprecedented” situation for which there is no plan. Within two months, the WHO anticipates the Ebola virus could infect as many as 10,000 individuals each week.

To contain the outbreak, which has infected more than 9,000 this year and kills more than two-thirds of those infected, the WHO says that 70 percent of infected people need to be in care facilities and 70 percent of burials must be carried out without further infection to get on top of the epidemic....

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