New Ebola victims expected to reach 10,000 each week by Christmas

The number of deaths as a result of the Ebola virus outbreak has now risen to over 4,447 cases according to the World Health Organisation, with the majority of victims coming from Sierra Leone and Liberia in West Africa

Experts are suggesting that there could be up to 10,000 new cases identified each week by the end of the year if efforts to control the spread of the virus are not stepped up even though the rate of new infections in some areas has slowed down.