Ebola outbreak could be much worse than thought

By Nicky Hickling

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Ebola outbreak could be much worse than thought

August 5, 2014 Updated Aug 5, 2014 at 10:15 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history could actually be much worse than the official death toll reflects. Already, the World Health Organization says 887 people have died, but a top doctor working at the heart of the outbreak in West Africa says many cases are going unreported.

The senior doctor, who works for a leading medical organization in Liberia, explained to CBS News' Debora Patta that what has helped set this outbreak apart from previous ones is the virus' spread in urban areas.

Read the full CBS News story here.

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