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‘Exponentially’ Increasing Number Of Ebola Cases Overwhelming Health Facilities In Liberia, WHO Warns

News outlets report on a WHO situation report stating the number of Ebola cases in Liberia is increasing exponentially and calling for non-conventional interventions.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola infections set to soar in Liberia: WHO
“The World Health Organization warned Monday that Liberia is set to see a huge spike in infections from the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa, with thousands of new cases imminent…” (Dosso, 9/8).

Associated Press: WHO: Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases
“…An ‘exponential increase’ in new cases is expected in the hardest-hit countries in coming weeks, the U.N. health agency warned…” (Paye-Layleh/DiLorenzo, 9/8).

NBC News: Ebola Spreading ‘Exponentially’ as Patients Seek Beds in Liberia
“…WHO and other groups have been warning that the situation in Liberia and Sierra Leone and Guinea is dire. It’s especially bad in Liberia, WHO said Monday…” (Fox, 9/8).

New York Times: Ebola Cases Reported Up Sharply in Liberia
“The World Health Organization issued a dire Ebola warning on Monday concerning Liberia, saying that the number of afflicted patients was increasing exponentially, that nearly all the country has confirmed cases and that all new treatment facilities were overwhelmed, ‘pointing to a large but previously invisible caseload’…” (Gladstone, 9/8).

Reuters: Ebola spreads exponentially in Liberia, many more cases soon: WHO
“…Fourteen of Liberia’s 15 counties have reported confirmed cases. As soon as a new Ebola treatment center is opened, it immediately overflows with patients…” (Nebehay/Fofana, 9/8).

Washington Post: In Liberia, Ebola strengthens its hold
“…The WHO’s description of the situation in Liberia echoed the warnings of aid groups such as Doctors Without Borders: that the outbreak is accelerating rapidly and slipping further out of control by the day. In Liberia, thousands of new cases are expected in coming weeks, the agency said…” (Dennis, 9/8).

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