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

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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.

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

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