img_541ae9fdbd0b5The World Health Organization (WHO) may be vastly underestimating the final death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak, according to data compiled by scientists working on behalf of the federal government. The official prediction is another nine months and about 20,000 deaths by the time Ebola fully runs its course, but computer models generated by the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) are anticipating a further 18-month spread and perhaps tens of thousands of additional deaths. Based on the rate at which the virus is currently spreading, researchers from multiple universities say WHO’s estimate of 20,000 deaths when all is said and done will likely come to pass within the next month, multiplying exponentially in the months following. Epidemiologists with many years’ worth of experience agree that the official numbers are grossly understated and that things will get much worse before they get better. More