October 22 #Ebola Outbreak Update – CDC fact sheet, Could it be Ebola?


The CDC and WHO have released updated case counts in the West African Ebola outbreak this week. However, WHO has also stated that these numbers are certainly a low estimate.

The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.

Luckily, the United States still only has 3 cases, emphasizing the ability of our healthcare system to effectively contain ebola. The CDC has also released a fact sheet for healthcare workers, ‘Could it be Ebola?‘ which is also interesting for non-healthcare workers.

2 thoughts on “October 22 #Ebola Outbreak Update – CDC fact sheet, Could it be Ebola?

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