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WHO: Ebola cases could triple to 20,000 by November

If efforts aren't ramped up to stop Ebola from spreading, the World Health Organization believes infections will triple to 20,000 by November.

"Without drastic improvements in control measures, the numbers of cases and deaths from Ebola are expected to continue increasing from hundreds to thousands per week in the coming months," WHO said in a study.

In Sierra Leone last week, the government attempted to try to slow down infections by having a lockdown Friday through Sunday. Residents had to stay in their homes, and volunteers went around neighborhoods searching for infected people who had yet to seek treatment. Health care workers used the time to bury the bodies of 71 people who died from Ebola; because the bodies are highly contagious, it is imperative that workers safely and quickly bury them.