Ebola infections top 1,800

A top World Health Organization (WHO) official on Sunday said the number of patients infected by the Ebola virus has risen to 1,825 in four African countries.

Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the assistant director general of health security for the World Health Organization, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that approximately 900 people have died in the outbreak, and that number is expected to increase.

“I think that we anticipate that there will continue to be cases,” he said.

“And if we continue to have cases then we will continue to have people dying from this disease. This is a severe infection, so we expect both numbers to increase over the coming weeks.”

Fukuda, however, said “this is definitely an outbreak that can be contained.”


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