The Number Of New Ebola Cases Just Forecast By Health Experts Is Literally Beyond Belief

With the morning’s news that a second health care worker in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is facing new questions about both its preparedness for, and response to, the threat from the deadly virus.

At the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a disturbing report with staggering numbers. The WHO now says that, given current conditions and the spread of Ebola in West African nations, we could see as many as 10,000 new cases of the virus each week.

This forecast puts new pressure on the Obama administration to enact travel bans on people wanting to come to the United States from West African nations hard hit by Ebola.

You can see a CBS News report on the growing concern about the outbreak by clicking on the video above. Please note: this report pre-dates the news that a second worker at the Dallas hospital that treated Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has been infected.

Image Credit: CBS News

BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.

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