A man hangs a banner that informs about measures to avoid the Ebola virus with an image of Ivory-Coast's Health Minister Raymonde Goudou Coffie in Abidjan, October 14, 2014. AFP/SIA KAMBOU
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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.Previously, the agency had estimated the Ebola mortality rate at around 50 percent overall.Acknowledging that Ebola was "a high mortality disease," Aylward said the U.N. health agency was still focused on trying to get sick people isolated and provide treatment as early as possible.WHO raised its Ebola death toll tally to 4,447 people out of more than 8,900 believed to be infected.For the last month, there have been about 1,000 new cases per week – including suspected, confirmed and probable cases, Aylward said. The U.N. agency was aiming to get 70 percent of Ebola cases isolated and 70 percent of victims safely buried by December to reverse the outbreak.
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