As reported in a previous post the number of outbreaks in Africa is rising. The number of outbreaks has in fact increased from 56 at the end of July to 57 in the week ending on September 8.

From the beginning of August Ebola’s death toll alone has increased from 1843 to 2064. The number of Ebola casualties has more than doubled in a mere 4 months. At the beginning of May only 930 people had died of Ebola.