The number of people infected with the Ebola Virus in Liberia is likely to rise this week, officials said on Friday.
Liberia has seen a steady rise in the number of new cases, with 4,719 cases in the last month, up from 3,527 cases in January, Liberia’s government said.
Liberian health ministry official David Mokwa said the number would rise on Monday to 6,946 cases, and that the total number of cases would rise by 50 percent to 10,971.
Liberians have reported a steady increase in cases of the Ebola infection in the capital Monrovia, where the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that it may not be able to contain the epidemic.
A total of 1,622 people died in Liberia during the outbreak, according to the Liberian government.