WHO: 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week Could Be Seen

Maria Cheng, ABC News, October 14, 2014

West Africa could face up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, adding that the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent.

WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the grim figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, the agency had estimated the Ebola mortality rate at around 50 percent overall. In contrast, in events such as flu pandemics, the death rate is typically under 2 percent.

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He told reporters if the world’s response to the Ebola crisis isn’t stepped up within 60 days, “a lot more people will die” and health workers will be stretched even further. Experts say the epidemic is doubling in size about every three weeks.

WHO raised its Ebola death toll tally Tuesday to 4,447 people, nearly all of them in West Africa, out of more than 8,900 believed to be infected. Aylward said calculating the death rate means tracking the outcomes of all possible patients–a complicated process since the numbers of cases are substantially underreported and much patient data is missing.

Health workers have been hit hard by the virus, which is spread by contact with bodily fluids like blood, vomit and diarrhea. Doctors Without Borders said 16 of its employees had been infected with Ebola and nine of them have died.

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In other Ebola news:

— A U.N. medical worker infected with Ebola in Liberia died in Germany despite “intensive medical procedures.” The St. George hospital in Leipzig said Tuesday the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight. He had tested positive for Ebola on Oct. 6, prompting Liberia’s U.N. peacekeeping mission to put 41 other staff members under “close medical observation.”

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  • propagandaoftruth

    Doubling in size every three weeks. Every body stay calm, don’t get racist here. The government has racism under control.

    • RacialRay

      Too late. Racism has proven to be transmitted by web-borne dissemination of crime statistics, and I caught a particularly nasty case of it. I do not expect to survive.

      • tlk244182

        Threadwinner.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Another case at the Texas hospital. Two possible deaths for one ebola negro.

        This is shaping up to be very analogous to the death tolls associated with combatting racism of crime.

        I mean, how many non-Bantus die each year from violent crime in the struggle to end racism? You think ebola can stop the war on racism?

        Too many Whites and other productive non Bantus have given their lives to fight racism – we cannot let a simple plague undo all that sacrifice! We will stomp out racism no matter how many racists have to die!

      • Earl P. Holt III

        You’ll survive, and do quite well: NOW you know which infectious agents and malignancies to avoid…

  • WHO is an organization that I recall being part of the UN. Nothing these people want makes any sense. They say they want white nations to save the poor African from himself, but the cost of saving the black African could measure in millions of whites contracting the disease in the West.

    Whites are already an endangered species. Blacks are not. it’s whites that need saving, not blacks.

    Common sense says seal off Africa and let the disease run its course.

    • connorhus

      Oh but banning travel will hurt the economy, even the WHO director uses that excuse even though he should be more worried about people’s health first. What I just don’t get is how banning travel from a money sink such as any West African country could hurt the world economy.

      • This is a question I have found no answer to except, “It beez raciss to ban Africans.” How much possible tourism and economic benefit do third world plague carriers bring?

        • B.A_2014

          They’re not Africans. They are the true Israelites.

          • LOL I guess I need to check my white privilege. I forgot how the noble negro is responsible for everything from the Pyramids to flight.

          • MannyR

            Science and advanced mathematics also… Along with grillz, twerking and the “gangsta” shooting stance.

      • Who Me?

        Half the world’s population dying might have a slight adverse effect on the economy, too. Ever think of that?

        • Nonhumans

          Half the worlds Productive and Tax-Paying (Slaving cough) population.

        • connorhus

          I guess I should have used the sarcasm font.

        • KenelmDigby

          The economic output of west Africa is neglible.
          If all trade with west Africa is closed down tomorrow it will have very little effect on western living standards.

          • Who Me?

            Was thinking of the population reduction in First World countries.

        • tlk244182

          Reduce unemployment?

      • ThomasER916

        All government and political organizations are trained to think like anti-Whites. If it’s good for Whites it’s bad. If it’s bad for Whites it’s good. They’re indoctrinated to conjure up every excuse imaginable to justify the displacement of Whites so that every White country becomes Zimbabwe. Saying “hurt the economy” is just as idiotic as shipping in Africans to improve the economy of Detroit.

    • SentryattheGate

      Yes, and the UN itself forecasts Africa to have 4 times it’s current population (by 2100?) while First World populations shrink. Nigeria is expected to have 1 billion people in the size of Texas. BTW, I read that the Liberian community in Dallas alone, is 5-10,000!

    • WR_the_realist

      I would say that it’s racist to say that among the billion or so Africans there are not thousands of brilliant researchers who can come up with a cure for Ebola themselves. The left and the globalists (but I repeat myself) don’t believe this, so they are racist.

  • Luca

    Quarantine the entire continent of Africa, refuse entry of African passport holders and for good measure let’s start deporting Africans.

    • Who Me?

      That would have been nice 2 months ago. The cat is pretty much out of the bag now.
      Quarantine/deport Africans is good policy anytime though.

  • MekongDelta69

    In other Ebola news:

    — The United Nations reported that after extensive meetings with African leaders, President Obama declared today that all victims of Ebola would immediately be cleared for entry into the United States. The President said they will all be scheduled for check-ups, but they wouldn’t have to report to their local hospital until they felt like it. In the meantime, they would be free to roam the streets with all the ‘undocumented workers’ who skipped out on their deportation hearings.

    Mr. Obama reported they would all be eligible for affirmative action, welfare, food stamps, WIC, free education, free health care (unless they don’t want it), driver’s licenses, American passports, full voting rights, any full-time job of their choice (unless they’d prefer to be on welfare), and if they really applied themselves, a job in either his Cabinet or as a Czar.

    The United Nations and all Perpetually Oppressed Grievance Groups Of Color around the world, heartily applaud President Obama for his magnanimous gestures towards solving this world-wide health crisis.

  • Tarczan

    How would you like to be one of those airport screeners wearing only a drywall mask? What are they supposed to do when they start finding suspected carriers?

    • The airports I have been in recently were staffed largely by Africans or people of some African origin, so they probably don’t care. They are looking forward to whitey getting one of their native plagues.

      • none of your business

        I agree, I’ve been in 2 major airports in the last month and I didn’t see any Whites at all.

    • none of your business

      You know those drugstore and construction masks are useless after about half an hour. They get damp around the mouth from breathing and once it gets wet germs and viruses can get into the mouth. Even when wet they are sufficient to keep out dust when knocking down walls though.

    • Who Me?

      Don’t cha know, we all gotta make sacrifices. Getting Ebola is one way YOU can do your fair share today.

    • Ograf

      What they are to do is the following. 1 place feet shoulder width apart. &2. bend over and kiss your ass goodbye. the end.

    • Nonhumans

      If the libtards have their way, expedite their reception and turn them loose on the general population to maximize their infectious potential.

    • SentryattheGate

      Or the Border Patrol, dealing with who knows what, including Ebola!

    • tlk244182

      Demand a raise?

  • dd121

    Memo to liberals: You may think it’s racist not to let Africans come to this country and expose the Western hemisphere to Ebola. What do you call it if that disease gains a foothold here?

    • ThomasER916

      Social Justice

      • dd121

        I’ve got news for these liberal white-hating bas tards. If I get Ebola I’m going to take some of them OUT before I bleed OUT.

        • tlk244182

          I would never do such a thing, of course, but the same thought occurred to me. An infectious individual with a political agenda could remove hundreds, or perhaps thousands of enemy voters.
          Of course, two can play that game. It amounts to passing out bio-weapons to individuals.
          If I get Ebola, I could go down to the PD and “surrender” my gun.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      See you at the cemetery.

  • Easyrhino

    The US Fed-Gov flat out lied to the American public about Ebola.

    First we were told that the only way to contract Ebola was by via direct contact with the blood of the infected or by eating African bush-meat.

    That lie was later changed to telling the public now they can also contact Ebola via aerosol means (sneezing and coughing).

    It’s nothing short of insane that flights to/from these countries are not banned.

    • tlk244182

      Now, apparently, you can get it from a dirty bus.
      What about toilet seats?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Good thing we’ve been told that Ebola is NOT coming to the U.S. and even if it does, you can’t get it by sitting next to someone on a bus:

    A man wearing a surgical mask and a woman got onto a bus in Los Angeles Monday afternoon. He proclaimed, ‘I have Ebola!’ Moments later, he threw the mask on the ground, and they both got off the bus.

    The threat forced officials to quarantine the driver as a precaution and to take the bus out of service while it undergoes a thorough scrub down, likely costing taxpayers thousands of dollars

    But, according to Friedan, it would be much worse if we were to stop all travel out of West Africa.

    • Who Me?

      Who wrote this drivel? “A man wearing a surgical mask and a woman…” Really? He was wearing a woman?

      • IstvanIN

        That doesn’t seem likely since in Africa what little work is done is done by women so I can not imagine an African man wearing a women on his head like a water jug.

        • Who Me?

          Happened in Los Angeles.

          • IstvanIN

            An African man wore a woman on his head?????

  • Bobbala

    What we need is some way to make the white people care and get on board … Hmmm.

  • B.A_2014

    West Africa could face up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization warned.

    And this is a bad thing why?

    • Earl Turner

      I know, right? Africa would be a beautiful place if it weren’t for all the Africans!

  • Adolf Verloc

    I had to take my fiancee to the emergency room today. Signs all over the place asking you to tell intake personnel if you had been to Africa in the last four weeks and stacks of bagged personal protective equipment labeled “Ebola.”

    • George Costanza

      It’s gonna get real bad before it gets “better”, but what makes you think that there aren’t already people infected in other states, that were not hearing about…

  • Adolf Verloc

    I read a bizarre post today on a science blog arguing that gorillas and chimps should be vaccinated against Ebola ( I gather such a vaccine exists) to protect locals who eat them. I’m all for protecting the great apes, but the horrible deaths of those who kill these remarkable animals for their meat seems like a feature, not a bug.

    • IstvanIN

      Hopefully we run out of primate-eaters before we run out of primates.

  • MBlanc46

    It’s just Mother Nature at work.

  • FozzieT

    “The St. George hospital in Leipzig said Tuesday the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight. He had tested positive for Ebola on Oct. 6…”

    Eight days from diagnosis to death in a first world country. But the last thing we want to do is stop travel from Western Africa to the United States. That would just be stupid. And racist.

    • Better that all Americans die of Ebola than to have a racist epitaph. At least we’ll be recorded in the Zimbabwean Central Library as having strived on their behalf.

  • NothingMan00

    Is it racist to not have Ebola?

    • Julius Caesar

      It’s certainly a privilege NOT to.

    • Ringo Lennon

      Being called a racist doesn’t bother me

      • ThomasER916

        Being called a racist encourages me.

        • Ringo Lennon

          Especially since every race practices it with glee. Only whites can’t because of their handlers ( a certain tribe).

  • “Ebola Airlines Flight 13 Now Arriving at Terminal One. Welcome to America! Please queue for Immigration in an orderly fashion.”

    • EpiphanyStrachan

      Must be the Atlanta airport:)

    • mikekingjr

      It appears that one of those critters is trying to play golf.

      • LOL… I think he’s trying to kill the Ebola virus with a seven iron. Could work!

    • ThomasER916

      I see Ebola Americans.

  • Chris Granzow XI

    The “human devastation” isn’t as bad as they make it seem. The three core ebola-infected nations (Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone) have a combined population of 20 million, which is roughly equivalent to the population of Scandinavia. There have only been 4,000 deaths. That brings their population down to around 39,996,000……which isn’t nearly as big of an impact as the conspiracy theorists like Farrakhan are claiming.

    • WR_the_realist

      Most people have no idea of how utterly catastrophic an epidemic or other disaster has to be to have any significant impact on Africa’s population growth. Tens of thousands of deaths sounds horrific but amounts to one day of African population growth. This is also why AIDS has had no discernible effect on Africa’s overall population.

      • Chris Granzow XI

        Exactly. For example, the population of Nigeria is 177 million and the fertility rate is still 4.5. It’s estimated to reach 1 billion by the end of the century. If ebola was in Nigeria and actually did reach 10,000 cases a week (with a 50% fatality rate) it wouldn’t make a big difference. At the most, it would cancel out half of the weekly nationwide births, but I highly doubt it would even do that.

  • KenelmDigby

    And still ALL western governments point blank refuse to quarantine west Africa.

  • Alex Smarts

    The media won’t report what I suspect is a vastly different mortality rate between blacks and whites.

  • scutum

    The march toward Bush senior’s new world order and open borders will continue unabated regardless of the dangers to public health. The head of the CDC is an obvious political hack who cares little about the public health. I think it was obvious to everyone with half a brain that Ebola could be spread through air droplets from coughing and sneezing, just like the common cold. The logical conclusion would then be that Ebola is as contagious as the common cold, which means that it is very contagious. But not to worry, Ebola will never get here. Oh wait it is here. Well Ebola is not really very contagious. Oh Wait! Ebola is spread by air droplets from coughing and sneezing, just like the common cold. Not to worry, we have very good protocols in place to protect those exposed to Ebola. Oh wait! Several of the nurse caring for patient one have now come down with Ebola. DO YOU BELIEVE ANYTHING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TELLS YOU?

  • jayvbellis

    Let Nature take its course.

    The West wa often told “hands off Africa”

    With Ebola infected West Africans “hands off is definitely the best policy.

    • There is precedent:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brussels_Conference_Act_of_1890

      This is just an entry in the online encyclopedia of questionable credibility, and you can’t expect it to have everything relevant or interesting. But one of the key provisions of this treaty was to prohibit transporting both booze and firearms onto the African continent south of a certain latitude corresponding with the Sahara Desert and north of a certain latitude corresponding with the Kalahari Desert, combining the two and it meant black Africa.

      That’s because as we all know the slave trade until then involved the iron triangle of slaves out of Africa to the colonies of European countries, where raw materials and agricultural goods were shipped back to Europe, which in turn were used to make booze and guns, and booze and guns were transported to Africa, the guns being weapons to engage in the capture of slaves and the booze being the reward for those successful in that regard.

  • ThomasER916

    At least the Healthcare worker was Asian. I love to see John Engelwitz cry.

  • ThomasER916

    She’s obviously a “racist”, which is why a black man died or something.

  • Tarczan

    I figured there was a black brain behind this. The news media is going nuts in Cleveland.

  • Blackhawk

    I’m old enough to remember when sickle cell was the Great White Hope.

    How times change.