Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director General WHO
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WHO: Ebola continues to expand geographically

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Ebola could reach 10,000 cases per week in West Africa if the international community does not step up its response to the deadly virus.

Speaking to reporters in Geneva, WHO Assistant Director General Dr Bruce Aylward said that the disease continued to expand geographically and border areas were seeing additional cases.

However, he added, over the past few weeks, there had been a slowing down in the rate of new cases in what had been the epicentre in Liberia: "Every time you isolate another patient, every time you have a safe burial, you are taking some of the heat out of this outbreak."

  • 15 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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