Ebola Cases Could Zoom to 10,000 a Week, WHO Warns

That's 10 times higher than the current rate of infection

That staggering figure is approximately 10 times higher than the current rate of infection, but WHO Assistant Director General Dr. Bruce Aylward said that it could easily get that dramatic if steps are not taken now.

"A lot more people will die," Aylward said if more on-the-ground prevention measures are not put in place in the next 60 days.

Aylward said that there have been about 1,000 new cases per week over the past four weeks, according to the Associated Press.

The WHO's current plan is based largely around containing the spread, ideally by isolating 70 percent of the cases over the course of the next two months, which they believe will stop the outbreak.