Paris, France | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 23:01 GMT
Without a massive scaleup of aid, the Ebola epidemic in Liberia will explode, according to a computer simulation published Friday of the nation's most populous county.
The study -- using assumptions challenged by some experts -- projected that by December 15, Montserrado county could have up to 171,000 cases of Ebola.
The total would be 12 percent, or nearly one in eight, of the county's population of 1.38 million.
More than 90,000 of these cases would be fatal, it said.