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  • 20,000 cases or 100,000? How researchers predict Ebola’s spread

    The Washington Post - 09/08/2014

    By the end of August, more than 1,800 people had already died during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and the total number of infections was more than twice that amount. So what will September hold?

    Alessandro Vespignani has looked at the outbreak and studied the response on the ground. The Northeastern University physicist has worked on a model to estimate the growth of the disease, and by the end of the month, he says, the epidemic could get much worse — as in, “thousands and thousands of cases” worse.

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