WHO says ebola outbreak may infect 20,000 before it can be stopped

The World Health Organization says a total of more than 20,000 people may be infected with ebola in West Africa before the virus is contained. The United Nations agency released a new roadmap for dealing with the outbreak today, designed to respond to the “urgent need to dramatically scale up the international response” to the rapid proliferation of the disease. The document says the ebola virus is spreading much faster than the WHO had anticipated, and would cost at least $ 490 million to control.

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